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A corner of Transylvanian history

A very interesting place, but lots of work still needs to be done to restore the castle to its... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Ina G
A surprise

I've visitied Banffy castle after the music festival and it was a surprise for me. The owners are... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Bucharest, Romania
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16 Aug 2017
“A corner of Transylvanian history”
24 Aug 2016
“A surprise”
Bontida, Romania
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

A very interesting place, but lots of work still needs to be done to restore the castle to its original beauty

Thank Ina G
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've visitied Banffy castle after the music festival and it was a surprise for me. The owners are investing a lot in renovating the castle and it is looking much better then few years ago, congratulations ! Surroundings are looking ok now, and also some...More

Thank CrisN29
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We took a guided tour of the location and there isn't much other then the stories. Everything is in ruin, so you won't see anything more the bare walls. Must have been nice one day, but unless they start rebuilding it there isn't much too...More

Thank Tudor C
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The castle itself must have been very nice, but in the years it was used for different purposes and it came down. There are workers who make some renovation, but you can feel the lack of money. Once it is ready, will be a big...More

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 7 August 2015

One shouldn't rate a place as "exceptional" just because there's a succesful festival held there once a year or "it might become great at some point in the future". For now, this is just a collection of RUINED baroque buildings that are a looong way...More

1  Thank ICristian
Reviewed 1 July 2015

EC is the music festival held each year at the Banffy Castle. The actual site is an old Castle that used to have a big park . The monuments are being restored gradually. The museum is open all year except during the Electric Castle festival

Thank Elphax
Reviewed 26 September 2014

This is the 'Denestornya' of Miklos Banffy's 'Transylvanian Trilogy' and if you have read the novel, the castle will be instantly recognisable, even in its ruined state. A small entrance fee is payable (collected by the caretaker in his room to the right of the...More

Thank MV_Overchurch
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The Castle has been destroyed during the second War and is had been under reconstruction for a long time now and not yet finished as there are more then 5 buildings in the park. The Castle in not in Cluj Napoca but in Bontida, and...More

Thank GIrinaG
Reviewed 16 August 2013

I've been here in June 2013 and I visited the castle during a new music festival, "Electric Castle" (by the way you should check it next summer, after the first edition I could say it's promising, awesome atmosphere). It's a domain worth visiting and the...More

Thank Teo V
Reviewed 15 April 2013

This castle is in a slow process of restoration as there are few money involved and they are mostly relying on volunteer work, anyway, it is an interesting place which can become great once it will be restored. The castle has a dynamic cultural life,...More

Thank utopium
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