Ugron Castle, Filiaș
Contact informationContact Person: Miklós MarótyAddress: Filiaș nr. 100., Harghita County, RomaniaPhone:E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening TimesCurrently, the castle is not open for visitors.
Short history of the buildingIn the 1500s there was a manor house in place of today's castle, this was transformed and extended in the early 1600s, receiving its current form around the year of 1820. The building with an L-shaped ground plan contains a main wing and a gate wing. The most valuable part of the building is the main wing, constructed in the 17th century, with a special emphasis on the cross-vaulted chapel of the corner bastion, the cross-vaulted cellar, originally designed for protection purposes, and its huge baroque roof structure erected in the early 1800s. The castle is considered an A-category monument building in Romania. The ruined barn near the building is also part of the historical monument. The heirs have regained the property from the state and its current owners have bought the castle from them in 2005.
AccessThe locality of Filiaș can be easily reached by car: from Sighișoara, on the road E60, then on the national road nr. 13 in the direction Cristuru Secuiesc, located at a total of approximately 24 km distance. From Cristuru Secuiesc, visitors can reach the locality via county road nr. 43, approximately 3,3 km in the direction of Saschiz.
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ServicesThe locality of Cristuru Secuiesc has several accommodation options, as well as various possibilities to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Other things to visitIn Cristuru Secuiesc there are two manors considered historical monuments: the Gyárfás Manor, which now functions as a children's home (which is why it can not be visited) and the Lengyel Manor, which is located in the center of the city and hosts a café. The city's attraction are the famous Hungarian poet's, Sándor Petőfi's pear tree located in the garden of the Gyárfás Manor and the Molnár István Museum. Not far from Ugron Castle there is the Mud Volcano, a great natural phenomenon, and a few miles away is the a swimming pool with natural salt water baths. Moreover, from Cristuru Secuiesc you can easily reach Odorheiu Secuiesc as well as the Salt Region: Lake Ursu in Sovata and the Praid Salt Mine. Harghita Madaras resort is only 65 km away, and the Saxon region, so popular among tourists, is also within 50 km distance.