Iulia Hasdeu Castle

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Coordinates: 45°08′08″N 25°43′38″E / 45.13567°N 25.7272°E / 45.13567; 25.7272

Iulia Hasdeu Castle

The Iulia Hasdeu Castle is a folly built in the form of small castle by historian and politician Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu in the city of Câmpina, Romania. Work on it began in 1893, after Hasdeu's daughter, Iulia Hasdeu, died at the age of 19, an event that dramatically shook Hasdeu's life. He claimed that his belated daughter provided the plans for building the castle during sessions of spiritism. The building was completed in 1896.

The Castle, which needed a lot of repair even when Hasdeu was alive, was affected by the First World War and in 1924 the People's Atheneum of Câmpina "B.P.Hasdeu" tried to take it for restoration. The castle was affected again by the Second World War and stayed in a dameged state till 1955, when its name was written in the Listing of Historical Monuments.[1]

Since 1994 the Iulia Hasdeu Castle has housed the "B.P.Hasdeu” Memorial Museum which displays furniture and personal belongings of the Hasdeu family including photos, original documents, manuscripts, Hasdeu's reviews and pictures made by Nicolae Grigorescu and Sava Henția.[2]

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  1. ^ "The Castle "Iulia Hasdeu"". Archived from the original on 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
  2. ^ "Romania Highlights - Castles & Palaces". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2007-12-20.

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