There are only 2 or 3 famous castles in Romania, but few people know that Romania has a legacy of over 1300 castles, palaces, mansions and fortresses built by our ancestors. Some of them can still be visited today, but unfortunately some are just ruins, also very exciting to explore.
Among these 1300 pieces of history, I only choosed 10 of each to recommend you for a visit. Palaces are many in Romania but the most beautiful ones are:
1. Parliament Palace, in Bucharest – the second largest building in the world, built by Ceausescu Parliament Palace in Bucharest built by Ceausescu.
2. Culture Palace, in Lasi – beautiful building on the outside; cannot be visited for the moment.
3. Cuza Palace, in Ruginoasa – the Palace of a former Romanian ruler; you can visit its interior.
4. Sturza Palace, in Miclauseni – the Palace of a noble family in Romania; it has a strict schedule for visits
5. Mogosoaia Palace – near Bucharest – ideal for a half day trip outside Bucharest; the Palace has also a beautiful garden and other old buildings nearby Mogosoaia Palace near Bucharest.
6. Brukental Palace, in Sibiu – in the center of Sibiu, today an art museum Brukental Palace in Sibiu.
7. Cantacuzino Palace, in Bucharest – today the George Enescu museum, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bucharest with a dark love story behind.
8. Royal Palace, in Bucharest – today the Art Museum.
9. Roznovanu Palace, in Lasi – today the City Hall.
10. Micul Trianon Palace, in Floresti – today only a ruin; it was built after the plans of Versaille Palace and it is called Petit Trianon.
Palaces are reminiscences of the past and all of them have many stories behind. You cannot live those times, but you can feel the fragrance of other ages when you visit them.