The locality has deep roots in history.Through the surroundings, archaeologists found remains of Roman pottery and coins with the image of TrajanEmperor. There is evidence that, from the late fifteenth century, here lived a population of farmers.
In the Călineşti village,it was established a nobleman with that name, from around Arges. After him, many merchantsmoved here and transformed the village into a borough.
In 1640, Mihai Spataru built here a chuch.
Călinescu boyar's daughter, married to the Greek general Mavros, built the Cantacuzino mansion.The name comes from the groom with whom she married her daughter.
From this family was to be born later the eminent physician Prof. Dr. Ion Cantacuzino, founder of the Institute of Serums and Vaccines in Bucharest.
The name of the village comes from the beautiful park with flowers founded by the nobleman of the place. It has developed and expanded through the exploitation of oil and coal and later, through the rubber processing factory estabilishment. It was also a military strategic point, here being situated a stable military of the Romanian Domnitor (specific Romanian term,the equivalent of a king). Also, Al. I. Cuza established here a military camp to counter the potential Ottoman invasions that has been in fact, the germ of the future national army.
The main historical, cultural, architectural and art objectives are:
The Church of the AssumptionCălineşti (1640), The Holy Trinity Church (1887) - painted by George Tăttărăscu, The Mavros Cantacuzino Manor with the chapel (1821-1825), Little Trianon Palace (1911-1913). Also, here you can see the the Church from the cemetery (XVII), the Monument of heroes from First World War, the Military Camp Monument Floreşti from 1859 (1971, sculptors M. Apostol and M. Vulpescu), ruins of a water mills (XIX).