Busteni Castle

Details studied to generate beneficial effects of the cultural heritage extraordinary story of a family that built this country’s history, an exceptional property preserved painstakingly by a team of specialists in the field – are fairy tale characters Castle Cantacuzino from Busteni.

To play an old building glamor and grandeur of yesteryear you need an advanced studies, an entire process of analysis, experience and talent of people ready for a full understanding of history and the period in which it was built, the passion, the desire to harness its full potential. Cantacuzino Palace is a true architectural gem that exudes a stately great and translation while the current reality was an act of recognition of release of its splendor.

The events of great class that takes place here and personalities brand the combined evidence of insights precious that they had current owners.

Cantacuzino Castle was built in 1911 by Prince Grigore Gheorghe Cantacuzino, known in history as the Nabob due to his impressive fortunes.

He was born in Bucharest on 22 September 1832 in an old boyar family of Greek origin, his parents being great magistrate Gregory Iordache Cantacuzino and Lucia Kretzulescu.

He married Catherine Baleanu, which has two girls and four boys, who in turn got involved in politics. Through out his life, he built in Bucharest Cantacuzino Palace, known publicly as George Enescu Museum and residence of Busteni. He passed away on 23 March 1913 in Bucharest.

After the custom of the time, and was educated at home and in Paris, where he aquerd his bachelorat and then a doctorate in law in 1858. In 1862 returning home and entering the magistracy. As for decades, MP and senator’s career had included multiple ministerial portfolios, the 1870 Minister of Justice, Minister of Public Works and Minister of Finance.

It is also noteworthy he was twice President of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister), and in 1899 became President of the Conservative Party after the death of Lascar Catargiu, a post he held until 1907.

The building of the Busteni is marked by elements architectural neobrancoveneasca and lies on the ground floor area of ​​3.148 sqm on a body 2 423 sqm, 114 sqm bodies 3 and the yard and garden were 3.5 ha.

In 1927, the wife of Prince built a wooden church interesting.


The huge garden guardian wants an eternal spring, a romantic poem dedicated to beauty without borders. Grottoes, fountains, and waterfalls reconstruct romantic, charming, unique.

the invisible bond created together past impressive with a currently prepared to understand the extent of the greatness and grandeur of bygone times, as a leading example.

The current owners have understood and appreciated this message, evaluating the Cantacuzino Palace as a monument of exceptional importance for the city, region and Romanian culture in general, which is why they thought and materialized an entire upgrade program.

Thus, through a careful rehabilitation and creation of special features, it is intended to unlock the potential of the cultural and historical monument, and supporting the cultural and social development of the activities in the Palace. The actual image shows itself of particular interest to details, conservation, renovation, adaptation to modern requirements with elements edge of the area, with particular attention to the atmosphere of the era and entering the building in the tourist circuit.

The interior spectacular, every size, both vertically and horizontally, as richly ornamented.

The straight lines softened in the dizzying wave formation carved woodwork painstakingly crafted railings and pleasant touch, the graceful framing. Ceilings paneled add a high note. Romantic music of spatial and monumental scale show a special taste for scenography impressive, built gradually.

Elements warm and cool tones, materials that resist fashion of wood, wrought iron, stone or glass fascinating stained glass prove the uniqueness of this building exceptional.

In the reception hall, the geometrical motifs of arches predisposing to meditation on the evolution and richness of Romanian cultural values, which can, should we make more into account.

Fresco crest and the brightest personalities of Cantacuzino family are a reminder to the viewer and heraldry collection of impressive diversity reception hall.