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Sep 12, 2018
“Beautiful castle that is being restored”
Feb 12, 2018
“A Ruin”
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Banffy castle in Bonchida (Bontida) is being restored. Please note that the restauration als serves as a training ground for young restaurators. Since I have last been here (five years ago) progress has clearly been made, but it is slow!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Covered by scaffolding, looking as deserted, you can hardly notice it. Not an attraction for awhile.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mircea1958
Reviewed August 16, 2017

The castle is a masterpiece of architecture, unfortunately not very well preserved. The collection of paintings inside is impressive. Worth it if you are a fan of art museums.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ina g
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

We are a group of friends who city break across Europe and always visit the local art museums. This is one of the most disappointing. Building is impressive though a bit grubby at present and most is off limits. Gallery space upstairs is good in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Bánffy Palace, which now houses the Museum of Art , is a special architectural beauty of the city of Cluj. The noble Hungarian family Banffy, Dionisie Bánffy with his son Gheorghe Bánffy, one of the most well known families in Transylvania, were the ones who...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank adi035
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Nice building in the best looking square of the city. Went there yesterday without really knowing what we were going to find on the inside. Had a few expositions which were alright. Some Romanian painting and some sculptures. Actually liked them both. PS there was...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank andrezstar
Reviewed February 28, 2017

We have visited the palace many times, during our stay in Cluj. It is currently the home of the Art museum which is a must see. There is also a mineral expo on in the basement room, which is also a must, many gems for...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Banffy Palace is considered the most important baroque building in Transilvania!Now is the host for the Art Musem . Nice to see if you visit the town.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 120andreeam
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Nothing really special. Instead of coming here you should go visit the ethnographic village where you can have more cool experiences

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank konradw927
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Banffy is an interesting palace with a tremendous history. It is a shame that it is literally crumbling away. Today part of it is an art museum which deserves higher than my overall rating. But the palace could be put to so much better use...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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