The castle in Potlogi represents a reference for understanding the Brâncovan architecture (known also as Romanian Renaissance), through the architectural and decorative structure presented here.
The Potlogi ensemble represents an emblem of the Brâncoveanu style. An artistic result of synthesis between native elements and those of influence both oriental and western, between tradition and artistic innovation, the Brancoveanu style has prevailed over time.
The monumental complex, which covers an area of 23,000 square meters, was made up of several elements: the entrance gate, the guard rooms, the dwellings of the court servants, the brother-in-law, the carpenter, the old boyar house and, obviously, most importantly, the palace. Next to it is the church, also erected by the voivode, in 1683, while it was ruling the country.
The ensemble consists of a rectangular enclosure, divided into three courtyards, separated by rows of buildings with porticoes and walls: the reception yard, the servants' yard and the gardens. The most extensive of the courtyards is the reception place, almost square in shape, which stretches from the entrance to the south facade of the palace. The court of service, or of the servants, was rectangular and somewhat shorter. The third courtyard, which forms the garden, covers the entire northern part (about 2/3 of the premises), including the palace building, up to the Sabar's meadow.