This place is not yet open for the public! Visitors must have a special permit to enter this beautiful domain. In order to get that permit you have to book early or to be lucky. I can’t promise you that we’ll get in, but I can promise that we’ll try our best :D. This spot is accessible with Banffy Castle Tour or the A5 tour from 1/2 Day Tours.
The Banffy Castle in Rascruci has an immense historic value due to the ecclecticism of its style. The castle’s pavilion bears characteristics of the Roman style. The terrace displays Doric details in the shape of the columns that protect it. And finally, there are Rennaiscence elements in the castle’s salon, which is built extensively from wood.
The precise date of the castle’s construction is not known. It is believed to have been in the 18th century because Baron György Bánffy(1739–1805) and his wife, Zsuzsanna Wesselényi (1743–1800), lived here during the second half of the century. But the family lived on this land even before the existence of the castle, as they used to own a summer residence here. The estate used to have a lake and a columbarium fashioned in the Japanese style, but they don’t exist anymore. Between the years 1847 and 1887, the castle was owned by Adam Banffy, a patron of the arts, and later on, by his son, Albert Banffy. The latter resided here until 1945 when the building was nationalized