Kornis Castle, Mănăstirea
  • Contact information

    Contact Person: Ferenc Géher
    Address: MĂNĂSTIREA nr. 160-161, Cluj County, Romania
  • Opening Times

    Currently, the castle is not open for visitors
  • Short history of the building

    The castle became the property of the Kornis family in 1602, when Keresztúri Kristóf's daughter, Keresztúri Kata, became the wife of Kornis Boldizsár, a captain of Three Chairs. The last construction works at the castle were made at the command of Kornis Zsigmond, so in 1702 the gate tower with a hinged bridge and the wolf pit were made. Above the gate there is the Kornis family's coat of arms and the year of construction, still visible today. The descendants of the Kornis family lived in the castle until the end of the Second World War, until 1944, when they were forced to flee. The building, left without an owner, was devastated by the villagers, and what could not be stolen was burned. The collection of 9,000 volumes of the library was thrown into the Somes River. In 2006, the castle was returned to Countess Gabriella Kornis, and today the building is the property of her descendants.
  • Access

    The locality of Mănăstirea is located at a distance of 12 km from Gherla. To reach the village, you shall follow the European road E576 in the direction of Dej, and from Dej, turn on the county road 161, then on 172. The ensemble of buildings are located in the center of the village.
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  • Other things to visit

    In the neighborhood of Mănăstirea, it is worth visiting the town of Gherla (12 km), but the town of Beclean (aproximately 30 km) is also very easy to reach. In Beclean you can visit the two Bethlen castles. Another attraction easy to access is the Bánffy Manor House in Nuşeni, located 40 km away.
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