Bánffy Castle: a fascinating journey through history and culture

Bánffy Castle, located in Bonțida, just 30 kilometres from Cluj-Napoca, invites you to discover a magical world where history blends harmoniously with art and nature. This imposing castle, built in Gothic and Baroque style, will captivate you with its architectural beauty, its mysterious atmosphere and its impressive collections.

An architectural masterpiece:

  • Admire the castle's spectacular façade, with its imposing towers and exquisite decorative details.
  • Explore the castle's sumptuous interior, with rooms decorated with murals, period furniture and valuable art objects.
  • Visit the ballroom, a grand room where lavish parties were held in centuries past.
  • Discover the castle's rich library, which houses an impressive collection of rare volumes and old manuscripts.

A foray into history:

  • Learn about the fascinating story of the Bánffy family, who built and lived in the castle for centuries.
  • Discover the important role the castle played in the history of Transylvania, witnessing significant events.
  • Visit the museum inside the castle, where you will find a rich collection of traditional folk art and historical objects.
  • Hear fascinating legends about the castle, including the legend of the ghost that haunts its corridors and the legend of the treasure hidden by the Bánffy nobles.

An oasis of relaxation:

  • Stroll through the dendrological park around the castle and admire the beauty of nature.
  • Relax by the lake behind the castle, enjoying the peace and quiet of nature.
  • Participate in cultural events organised at the castle, such as concerts, art exhibitions and festivals.

Good to know:

  • Access:
    • By car: from Cluj-Napoca on DN1 to Bonțida (about 30 km)
    • By bus: from Cluj-Napoca to Bonțida
  • Opening hours:
    • Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00
  • Prices:
    • Adults: 20 lei
    • Children (7-14 years): 10 lei
    • Free for children under 7 years
  • Additional information:
    • Guided tours are organized in Romanian and English.
    • The castle can be rented to host conferences, camps, weddings, cultural workshops and many other events.
    • In the castle park there is a restaurant where traditional Romanian dishes can be served.

Bánffy Castle awaits you to discover a magical world where you can enjoy an unforgettable experience!



Further information:

  • Bánffy Castle was built in the 17th century by the Bánffy family, one of the most important noble families in Transylvania.
  • The castle was recently restored and included in the Transylvanian tourist circuit.
  • Bánffy Castle is an ideal venue for private events such as weddings, christenings and birthday parties.

We are waiting for you at Bánffy Castle!