Bontida Castle

Castelul Banffy


Bontida Castle

Stud in Jucu, Bontida Castle, and Dabaca Fortress

I. Type of route:
This route is recommended for all ages.
Road condition is good.
Access roads in the area:
1. From Cluj-Napoca, on the road to Gherla 20 km (Jucu) about 30 km (Bontida) about 40 km (Dabaca).
2. From Gherla 15 km (Bontida) to 25 km (Jucu) 25 km Dabaca.

Duration of Trip: one day

II. Leisure activities:

riding, hiking
Restaurants: Jucu, Inn 17 km and cafe at the castle in Bontida

III. Description of the Route:

This route is suitable for a weekend stay with the family and is recommended for horse lovers and admirers of fortresses and castles. In Jucu, you can admire the Orthodox Church in Jucu de Jos, called Albastru de Jucu because of its interior paintings.
Also from the greenhouses located here can be purchased shrubs, flowers and ornamental plants for the garden. Those who are both passionate and amateur riding enthusiasts can spend moments at stud here, where there are instructors, including those for children.


Herghelia Jucu


In the castle of Bontida, nicknamed “little Versailles of Transylvania”, the tourist can enjoy a quiet afternoon in its backyard café, admiring the beauty of the building itself. Britain’s Crown Prince Charles was in love with the building so much, he financed its restoration .

On the way to Dabaca at Luna de Jos, 2 km from European road, the traveler can take pictures of the hunting tower at Teleky Castle and at the fortress walls of Dabaca one can imagine the times of knights from a thousand years ago.

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