Between 1880-1904, George and Maria Sturdza built the Miclăușeni Castle on the site of a mansion from 1755. The building was to be the family’s residence, being built on a vast domain, which today has more than 600 years of existence. The castle stands out for its neo-Gothic architecture, highlighted by coats of arms and ornamental emblems.

The castle was either inhabited or visited during its long existence by various Romanian personalities: George Enescu, Mihail Kogălniceanu, King Mihai I, Vasile Alecsandri, Ion Ghica. After World War II, the building became a military warehouse and a home for mentally challenged children.

Near the castle we can find the Miclăușeni Monastery, a building built at the behest of Ecaterina Sturdza, the daughter of the Sturdzas. Thus, in 2001 the entire domain was retroceded to the Metropolitanate of Moldavia and Bucovina, and the castle became a museum, under the administration of the Monastery. The building, of Western feudal inspiration, has six rooms on the ground floor and eight rooms on the first floor, joined by an interior staircase made of Dalmatian marble.


Butea locality, Iași county
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