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“Nice place, but needs a lot of restoration”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cantacuzino Castle

Cantacuzino Castle
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Full-Day Two Castles Tour from Bucharest
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Busteni
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Bucharest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Nice place, but needs a lot of restoration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Cantacuzino castle was the mansion of a noble family: the Cantacuzinos, that had roots which could be traced deep in the past, back to the Byzantine empire. Despite the wealth of the man who built the mansion, it presented a very rustic style. Nowadays there is no furniture inside, and the initial wall decoration was painted over by the communists and hasn't been restored yet. Why did they do that? No idea, but I guess it didn't go well for a headquarter of the communist Militia.

Must see: the family tree, displayed at the starting point, the paintings in the main hall and the waterfall grotto next to the fountain in front (here's a tip: you can walk behind the water, by stepping on some stones made for this purpose). You can also walk around the castle and visit the little church in the courtyard.

Shop: I found some interesting hand made jewelry. Other than that: the regular (fridge magnets, post cards, a dvd and a book about this familly) plus other souvenirs.

Access fee: 25 RON per person (about 6 euros) + 10 RON photo tax (nearly 2,5 euros)

Parking: outside the gates, on the public domain, or inside the gates for a fee.

Tours: Can be visited only with a tour which starts at a regular hour. Not sure if the tour is available also in English.

Visited August 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you are in the area don't miss a tour of the castle. It's a small part of the history, the gardens were perfect, and at the location there is also a restaurant. Our guide did a great job explaining the history of the place.

Visited August 2013
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Trempealeau
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“A good view of the outside.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a beautiful castle that is undergoing renovations, but you don't get to see the inside. The views are spectacular, though.

Visited June 2013
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Warszawa, Poland
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“very nice castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Very nice castle, with a nice old story to tell. Worth to visit, take time to visit also the gardens and the small church. Panoramic view toward the Caraiman peak. Strongly recommend it.

Visited April 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Old-mysterious castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Cantacuzino castle that is located in Busteni was one of best old style castle I ever seen. Decoration inside, interesting picture on the wall, lights, rooms and this castle is used as important meeting place for Government of Romania in time. It is really worth to go there. Entrance is 20 RON and if you wanna take photo, you pay 10 RON more. In winter time, castle is stuck in snow. In summer, much better to go.

Visited February 2013
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