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 (See walking tours in Cluj-Napoca)
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 Walking Tour

Cluj-Napoca Introduction Walking Tour

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
Historical Buildings

Historical Buildings

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 self guided walking tour to admire Cluj-Napoca’s most important historic buildings.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles