Western RO: Royal domain in Săvârşin reopens to visitors in May
The royal village and royal park of the Săvârşin domain, in Arad county, will be open to visitors starting May 1st, the Romanian royal family announced.
The public can visit landmarks such as King Michael’s car repair shop, the Hidden Garden, which features several rare species, the Little Pavilion, one of the oldest buildings on the property, the Tuscany Garden, or the Alley of Old Oak Trees.
King Michael I purchased the property in 1943. Under the supervision of Queen Mother Elena, the castle underwent repair and upgrade works between 1943 and 1945. Following King Michael’s abdication in 1947, the domain was confiscated by the Communist regime. While it was owned by the state, the castle served as a hospital, school, and residence for the political elite. The domain was returned to King Michael in 2001.
The royal village and royal park can be visited from Friday to Sunday, between 9:00 and 18:00. A guide is available for visits to the park. More details here. The domain is open between May and October. Visits can be organized outside this period upon request.