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.
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