Cantacuzino Castle

The Cantacuzino Castle, located in Bușteni, was built in the year of 1911, in a park owned by the prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, also known as ‘Nababu’ (tr.n. the nabob), due to its impressive fortune. 

The castle is surrounded by waterfalls, caves and fountains and it is placed among the first class castles from Romania, in terms of architecture. 

cantacuzino_castle_by_mocanubogdan-d5rrd5b                          cantacuzino_castlerd5b  cantacuzino-744                          cantacuzinoooou

With an impressive size, the Cantacuzino castle is compared with other edifices built in a neobrâncovenesc style, like the Patriarchal Palace, the Peleș complex from Sinaia and the one from Cotroceni. The decorative repertoire, inside the castle, composed of a polychrome moulding, ornamental and figurative paintings, stained glass, carved woodwork, coffered ceilings, carved stone balustrades with wrought iron or wood, floor with decorative tiles and marquetry parquet, gives the ambiance a well-defined romantic character, even if the structure of the interior columns and thecarved door headboards are a reminiscence of the brâncovenesc decorative repertoire. The stained glasses, the balustrades, the pavilion’s stairs and the ceilings with exposed beams, some painted, some not, are a reminiscence of the romantic decorative repertoire.

castel-cantacuzino-int5                         castel-cantacuzino-int1

This repertoire is nothing else but a clear evidence of the uniqueness of the edifice. The blazon of the Cantacuzino family and the blazons of the families related to it, painted in the reception hall, among the fresco of the most illustrious members of the Cantacuzino line of noblemen, highlight the uniqueness of the castle.

The complex is in full coordination with the ample landscaping, terraces and sustaining walls, ramps and stairs with stone railings, which, in addition to the perfect functionality, integrate the volumes in the mountain area.

Moreover, the complex is located in an area scientifically proven to be an important power pole.

_MG_1142  _MG_1140  _MG_1132

On the terrace located in front of the castle, with a view of the Bucegi Mountains, tourists can enjoy a coffee at the Nababu Café, just like Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino and the select society of the time did many years ago.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s