Cantacuzino Castle: an architectural jewel on the shores of Lake Bușteni

A symbol of opulence: the Cantacuzino Castle, built between 1901 and 1911, is an architectural masterpiece located on the shore of Lake Bușteni. Also known as the "Castle of Bușteni", it was the summer residence of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, an important politician of the time.

An eclectic mix of styles: the Cantacuzino Castle stands out for its eclectic style, which combines neoclassical, Art Nouveau and Brancovenetian influences. The white facade, with towers, terraces and decorated balconies, takes you back to a fairytale palace.

Sumptuous interior: The interior of the castle is equally impressive, with a rich collection of art and exquisite decorations. Murals, stained glass, sculptures and period furniture create an opulent and elegant atmosphere.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access:
    • Cantacuzino Castle is located in Bușteni, about 125 km from Bucharest.
    • It can be easily reached by train, bus or car.
  • Opening hours:
    • Daily, 09:00-18:00 (May-October)
    • Daily, 10:00-17:00 (November-April)
  • Prices:
    • Adults: 40 lei
    • Children (7-18 years): 20 lei
  • Guided tours:
    • Guided tours are offered in Romanian and English
  • Recommendations:
    • Suitable equipment for a visit to a tourist site (comfortable footwear, clothes suitable for the weather)
    • Compliance with the rules of visitation
    • Photography is allowed for a fee
  • Accommodation:
    • In Bușteni there are many guesthouses and hotels offering affordable accommodation.
  • Dining:
    • There are many restaurants and cafes in the area where you can dine.

Discover more:

  • Cantacuzino Castle now houses an art and history museum.
  • There are many other tourist attractions in the area, such as Peleș Castle, Sinaia Monastery and Ialomicioara Cave.
  • Bușteni is a picturesque mountain town, a popular destination for winter sports and mountain hiking.

Plan your dream holiday in Bușteni and enjoy a royal experience at Cantacuzino Castle!


  • Cantacuzino Castle:
  • Inside Cantacuzino Castle:
  • Cantacuzino Castle Garden:
  • Music room:

Further information:

  • History of Cantacuzino Castle:
    • The castle was built according to the plans of the Romanian architect Grigore Cerchez.
    • Construction materials were brought from all over Europe, including marble, granite and exotic wood.
    • The castle was furnished with pieces of art and collectibles from the personal collection of Prince Cantacuzino.
  • Architecture:
    • The eclectic style of the castle is a combination of neoclassicism, Art Nouveau and Brancoveneque influences.