Bánffy Palace, Cluj-Napoca

Bánffy Palace, Cluj-Napoca (must see)

Bánffy Castle is a baroque building of the 18th century in Cluj-Napoca, designed by the German architect Johann Eberhard Blaumann. Built between 1774 and 1775 it is considered the most representative for the baroque style of Transylvania. The first owner of the palace was the Hungarian duke György Bánffy (1746–1822), the governor of Transylvania.

In February 1951 the council of the city decided to empty the palace to establish an Art Museum there; the works were finished in the summer of 1954. The museum was opened in the restored palace on 30 December 1965. The cinema occupying the inner yard of the palace was demolished in 1974. The floor area of the palace is 66×48 m, its inner yard is 26×26 m. The wings on the sides include one row of rooms while the front and back wing includes two rows. The yard is surrounded by a portico at the second-floor level. The facade is decorated with statues of Mars, Minerva, Apollo, Diana, Hercules, Perseus, and the coat of arms of the Bánffy family with gryphons, without crown. In the median risalit there is a gate, above this is a loggia with seven pillars.

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Bánffy Palace on Map

Sight Name: Bánffy Palace
Sight Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Create Your Own Walk in Cluj-Napoca

Create Your Own Walk in Cluj-Napoca

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cluj-Napoca is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cluj-Napoca Introduction Walk

Cluj-Napoca Introduction Walk

The unofficial capital of Transylvania set in the northwest of Romania, Cluj-Napoca (or Cluj for short) is the city of universities, bustling nightlife and historic sights - legacy of Saxon and Hungarian rule. The old town of Cluj is centered around Piața Unirii, sided by the Gothic St. Michael's Church, monumental statue of the 15th-century king Matthias Corvinus, and Baroque-style Bánffy...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Churches Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

Churches Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca is one of the most populated cities in Romania. It has a distinctive history as well as the most beautiful and long-standing churches emphasized by Baroque style. This tour guide is the ideal opportunity to discover the most legendary among them.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Historic Places Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

Historic Places Walking Tour in Cluj-Napoca

Unusual and magnificent historic buildings are some of the greatest attributes of Cluj-Napoca. Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic styles are particularly prevalent among the structures. Take this walking tour to admire Cluj-Napoca’s outstanding architecture!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
History of Cluj-Napoca in Monuments

History of Cluj-Napoca in Monuments

In Cluj-Napoca, the centuries have given us a number of significant monuments that impart the city's history. Each of these features impressive structural design and each shares its own story. Take this walking tour to discover the most notable monuments in Cluj-Napoca.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Family Entertainment in Cluj-Napoca

Family Entertainment in Cluj-Napoca

This guide will show you how to spend a day in Cluj-Napoca while exploring the city's offerings for families. Visiting Central Park will leave you with some wonderful memories. Trying traditional food and learning about literature and the arts will also be enjoyable. Take this walking tour and have some fun!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles