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A surprise

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

Reviewed 25 August 2016
CrisN29
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Bucharest, Romania
Still there are a lot to do

The castle itself must have been very nice, but in the years it was used for different purposes and... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2015
545medva
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Budapest, Hungary
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Jul 27, 2018
“Neglected ruins with brand new roof”
Jan 4, 2018
“Such a Shame!”
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Hosting such a huge event like Electric Castle festival, as well as wedding parties and corporate events, this castle is a real money maker. If you hope the owners invest a percentage of the incomes in castle restauration, think again! Except for the roof, the...More

Thank Jazzumbo
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The castle is a ruin. Destroyed by the communists until 1989. Neglected by the new communists disguised in democrats after 1989. It makes you sad and furious at the same time.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 25 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

1  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

1  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

2  Thank Elphax
Reviewed 27 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

1  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

1  Thank GIrinaG
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