Bethlen János Manor House, Criș
  • Function

    Currently, the Bethlen János Manor is under renovation.
  • Contact information

    Contact Person: Erzsébet Buzogány
    Address: Criș nr. 176, Mureș County, Romania
    Phone: +40 745541090
  • Opening Times

    The Bethlen János Manor can be visited, and upon request, even guided tours are available. Please contact the castle by the previous contact details.
  • Short history of the building

    The Bethlen János manor was probably built in the 1650s. The most important noble Renaissance memorial that can be associated with the former mansion is an inscription plate containing the year of 1673 and the coat of arms of the Bethlen family. On the inner rim of the Italian wreath, the name and function of János Bethlen, Chancellor and Lieutenant of Alba District. The walls of the building with a stone foundation and a rectangular ground plan were made of brick. The main southern façade has three levels and seven axes. The openings with plaster decorations, located in recessed mirrors, are identical at each level, symmetrical to the gate.
  • Access

    The locality of Criș is situated on the banks of the Criş River, 18 km (south-western direction) from Sighişoara. Visitors will reach the locality via the national road 14 in the direction of Daneş, from where, the county road 134 will lead them to Criş.
  • How do I get here?
  • Services

    Guided tours, as well as organized trips to the nearby villages and towns (Sighişoara, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Albesti, Biertan) are available on request.
  • Other things to visit

    The region has countless historical monuments and tourist attractions, including the Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara, memorial places regarding Hungarian history at Albeşti, Odorheiu Secuiesc, The Straw Hat Museum of Crișeni, the Palace of Culture of Târgu Mureş, the Teleki Library, the Teleki Castle, the Kemény Castle of Brâncovenesti, the Ursu Lake from Sovata, the Unitarian Church in Dârjiu, the Ugron Castle in Filiaş, the Lutheran fortified Church of Biertan (XVIth century), the Apafi Manor in Malâncrav, the Fortified Church in Viscri (from the 18th century).
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