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Bánffy castle and park as scene for events
Raising awareness for castle landscapes

This weekend the Bánnfy castle in Bonțida, near Cluj-Napoca, is scene of the Electric Castle festival, which brought this kind of festival from closed spaces into the open. End of August, the next festival will be featured at this location, the days of the castle.

Bánffy castle, Bon›ida, Romania
Maria Bostenaru, 2015 / CC BY
Bánffy castle, Bon›ida, Romania
The Bánnfy castle in Bonțida is a baroque castle in Transsylvania. Fire was set to the castle at the end of the 2nd World War. From the original baroque garden, the statues were saved and deposited in a museum, and the castle restored as a ruin with British and Hungarian support as well. Currently, the Foundation Transsylvania Trust takes care of the castle. The interventions were awarded the Europa Nostra prize for raising awareness to cultural and landscape heritage. Before this, it was on the most endangered monument lists.
Among the measures for raising awareness are besides practica for students in restoration also public events for citizens, such as the Electric Castle festival at the end of June and the Days of the Castle at the end of August, when the innitiative "Forgotten Monuments" is organising an excursion.

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26. Jun 2015
Reported by Maria BOSTENARU DAN


castle (en), Events (en), castle gardens (en)

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