Heritage Cantacuzino Castle

by Michey

This beautiful Castle was built by Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino a Conservative Romanian politician who twice served as the Prime Minister of Romania.

Cantacuzino Castle Busteni Romania

Coat of ArmsThe Cantacuzino Castle of Busteni built by Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino. He was born into the Romanian noble Cantacuzino family and was a descendant of Romanian voivods and Byzantine Emperors.  

He was educated in Bucharest and Paris Universities, and he achieved his master degree in law.

He was a Conservative Romanian politician who twice served as the Prime Minister of Romania between 1899 and 1907.

After the Russian Revolution and the Soviet occupation of Romania after World War II, the remaining members of the family are liveing now in Western Europe and North America.

The Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino built:

  • The Cantacuzino Palace of Bucharest
  • The Cantacuzino Castle of Busteni 

castle CantacuzinoI present to you the Cantacuzino Castle of Busteni which now is a Museum. The Castle was designed by architect Gregory Cerchez  and built in a large Park owned by Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino in Busteni (Valea Prahovei).

The Castle has:

  • A central pavilion composed of basement, first floor and second floor with remarkable walls of carved stone 
  • A service pavilion at first floor and second floor 
  • An administrative mansion at first floor
  • A chapel

The castle is part of an architectural “neobrancovenesc” style, same as the Peles Palace Sinaia and the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest. 

CantacozinoThe interior decoration has Brancoveanu style components which consists of: 

  • Ornamental and figurative painting
  • Stained glass windows
  • Carved carpentry
  • Tiled ceilings
  • Railings carved in stone
  • Wrought iron work 
  • Carving wood
  • Floors in decorative sandstone slabs

I give you a picture delight to proof my small description which can communicate visually with you better then I can do.


The first picture represent the Coat Of Arms of Cantacuzion family, carved stone you can find above the entrance door.

The second Picture represent the view of the Castle from the entrance in the Park.

The third picture - Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino.

The General View Of The Castle

This is a sideway of the Castle
This is a sideway of the Castle

A General View On Winter

General view from the entrance, you can see the balcony as well
General view from the entrance, you can see the balcony as well

Detail of Balcony

The Balcony With Carved Stones
The Balcony With Carved Stones

Interior Staircase

Staircase between first and second floor
Staircase between first and second floor

The Entrance in Ball Room

The Entrance in Ball Room
The Entrance in Ball Room

Beautiful Painted Ceilings

Painted Ceiling 1 Painted Ceiling 2

The Gallery of Ancestors

The Gallery of Ancestors Image 01
The Gallery of Ancestors Image 01
The Gallery of Ancestors Image 02
The Gallery of Ancestors Image 02

The Coat of Arms of Ancestors

Coat of Arms 01
Coat of Arms 01
Coat of Arms 02
Coat of Arms 02

Beautiful Interior Decorations

Stain Glass Window
Stain Glass Window
Stone Banch
Stone Banch
Iron Work
Iron Work


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Updated: 06/17/2011, Michey
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fanfreluche on 06/22/2013

The paintings and mosaics are exquisite! beautiful pictures.

hamshi5433 on 06/18/2011

Woww..this is one beautiful Castle inside out! Thank you for the wonderful virtual tour of it, the gallery of their ancestors looks extra cool..Nice work. :)

Michey on 06/11/2011

You are right, from the balcony you can look at a gorgeous park which is so nice, and well maintained, it really is relaxing. I am very happy that now it is a Museum which can be visited.
Thanks for stopping by

theherbivorehippie on 06/11/2011

Wow...that balcony is something else. I could just sit there and stare at that thing all day. Architectural designs today can't even come close to comparing to structures of earlier days. This place is just gorgeous!

CherylsArt on 06/04/2011

Love the artistic designs!

sandralynnsparks on 06/01/2011

Oh, yes! How beautiful these photographs are...I love learning more about Eastern Europe and terasures we don't usually get to see int the United States. Thank you!

Michey on 05/31/2011

Thanks so much, I love Arts in general and Architecture is my favorite form of art, so all you appreciations make me happy.

Dianne on 05/31/2011

What a gorgeous building and treasure of Romania.

WordCustard on 05/31/2011

What a beautiful castle. We have many castles here in Scotland, but the architectural style is much plainer. The Cantacuzino Castle looks very grand and ornate with those lovely painted ceilings.

wenkrick on 05/31/2011

Wow! I would love to go there.

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