A 1935 postcard depicting the Bailor Casino.
A 1935 postcard depicting the Bailor Casino. Image: ZodiacsLion Wikimedia CC BY SA 4.0

Oldest Romanian casino becomes museum of Orthodoxy

There seems to be a drive to convert abandoned aristocratic buildings into centres of learning in Romania. This announcement of readaptation of the casino comes after the decision to transform Vârnav-Liteanu mansion into a training centre for cultural heritage professionals.

The Băilor Casino in Vatra Dornei, in northeastern Romania’s Suceava county was built between 1896 and 1898. The building was nationalised and converted into a workers’ club during the communist regime. It was given back to Suceava and Radauti Archiepiscopate (office of the archbishop) in 2004 who refurbished it in 2018 at the cost of 3.4 Million Euros.

Vatra Dornei casino by Salvati Cazinoul

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Source: Romania Insider.

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