Dimitrie Sturdza House

The Dimitrie Sturdza House (Romanian: Casa Dimitrie Sturdza, Romanian pronunciation: [diˈmitri.e ˈsturza] (listen)) is a house with historical value, located in Bucharest, Romania, on Arthur Verona Street, no. 13-15. The house belonged to Dimitrie Sturdza (1833-1914), historian, economist, Romanian Academy member and the prime minister of Romania. Since 2003, it houses the bookshop Cărturești Verona, awarded as the Bookshop of the Year at London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021.[1]

Dimitrie Sturdza House
Casa Dimitrie Sturdza
Frontal view of the D.A. Sturdza House from Bucharest (Romania).jpg
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The entrance of the house; a room of it
44°26′35″N 26°05′58″E / 44.44292°N 26.09936°E / 44.44292; 26.09936
LocationBucharest, Romania
Completion date1883
Restored date2003, by Șerban Sturdza


Built to a plan typical of mid-19th century wealthy residences, with a central hall and rooms laid out symmetrically. Its ceilings and door frames still preserve the original decorations. The facades are Neoclassical, while the interiors of the house are Eclectic. Some of the ornaments are Renaissance Revival. Many doors of the house are double and painted with arabesques. In the right half of the house are two white stoves.

The house is listed as a historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs.[2]

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  1. ^ "The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2021: Winners Announced". hub.londonbookfair.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Lista Monumentelor Istorice 2010: București" (PDF) (in Romanian). "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2018-09-10. Retrieved 2020-04-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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