Cantacuzino Castle, a hidden gem
This summer I have discovered the most beautiful place in Romania, on my biased opinion. Hidden in a mystical evergreen forest, on top of a beautiful plateau in Busteni, the Cantacuzino Castle has an invaluable architecture, historical, documentary and artistic value. Built in 1911, the castle is surrounded by waterfalls, caves and an impressive park. An incomparable treasure can be seen inside the castle, starting with the romantic character of the building, and finishing with a unique collection of heraldry. “Impressive in terms of architecture, the castle is compared to other buildings completed in neo-brâncovenesc style. The interior decorative repertoire consists of polychrome molding, ornamental and figurative painting, stained glass windows, carved carpentry, tiled ceilings, railings carved in stone, wrought iron or wood, floors in decorative sandstone slabs or floors with parquetry, which confer a romantic feel to the interior, even if the molding of the interior columns and door framing sculpture reminds us of the decorative Brâncoveanu style repertoire.” (credit: surprising Romania) The complex is in full coordination with ample exterior decorations, terraces and walls of support, ramps and stairs with railings of stone that besides functionality makes perfect integration of this complexity in the mountain area. In addition, the complex is located in an area scientifically proven as being an important energetic pole and studies stand for it.
The Cantacuzino Castle hides one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been too, called Canta Cuisine. Based on a french cuisine, the restaurant is destined to offer a comfortable and refined atmosphere, while overlooking one of the most spectacular views in Romania. We’ve had amazing desserts here, enjoying the most peaceful day in a long time. You definitely need to put this castle on your bucket list, it is the perfect place for your dreamy wedding, or that classy event of a lifetime.