Atracții turistice - - Family Ştirbei’s Castle

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Ştirbei Palace was built at the end of 19th century and first half of 20th century by Gheorghe Ştirbei and Elisabeta Băleanu. It is situated on a plateau at 600 m altitude. It can be reached from the left side of Uz Valley, on a road emerging from the main road that climbs to Măguricea hill. This beautiful Castle can be reached after 4 km, going towards the top of the hill forested with deciduous and evergreen trees

During the second half of the 19th century, the forests surrounding Dărmăneşti town on hundreds of hectares belonged to royal family of Barbu Ştirbei. Prince Gheorghe Ştirbei placed this beautiful castle in a picturesque area, integrating it perfectly in the environment.

The forest can be accessed from the park of the palace and from there, different routes can be followed, even the one reaching the Nemira mountain. The Palace was built by Italian craftsmen, according to the plans of architect Nicolae Ghika Dudeşti.

It is a massive brick construction with 4 levels (underground, ground floors and two floors, partial P+1 in the area of the semicircular terrace), with an „L” shaped wing, only ground floor + first floor and other two ground floor buildings, attached to the latter. The main entrance is a terrace with wide stairs. The rooms destined to the official zone in the main building are larger, with openings of up to 10 m. From here, the 2.40 side semicircular open terrace can also be accessed.  The lateral wing, with smaller rooms, built on 2 levels, represents the administrative area of the palace. The facades (partially plastered, partially masonry,) have windows with brick frames and balconies with wooden decorative elements. The plinth is high and made of quarry stone.

Between 1947-1977 the building was used as a Tuberculosis sanatorium. It becomes a children camp in 1978.

Address: Str. Dumbrava nr. 21, Oraş Dărmăneşti

Visiting hours: The Castle cannot be visited inside.

Cordonate GPS:
Latitudine: 46° 22' 18" N
Longitudine: 26° 26' 24" E