• The building has simple window bars and paneled doors in different sizes. Upon the restoration work carried out in the 19th century, the original, baroque-style, broad, arched openings were walled up and narrow, lacet-arched, neo-Gothic openings were placed instead. The main facade is symmetrical, however the facade facing the courtyard is defined by the asymmetrically placed porch.

    The castle has two neglected buildings with rectangular ground plan. After the nationalization, the garden of the castle was mostly ruined due to collectivization.

  • The castle was built in 1377 with the permission of the Hungarian King Lajos I. Its purpose was to oversee the important nearby trade-route, as well as to defend against the incursions of the Wallachian Romanian vaivodes. It was difficult to siege due to its location.

  • The two-storey building has embrasures on the ground floor and renaissance windows on the first floor. It is thus very representative of 16th century aristocratic residencies, as it has essential defensive installations as well as selective and comfortable living conditions. The wide windows, the well-heated rooms with tile stoves, and the renaissance paintings on the walls were all signs of the aristocratic family’s wealth.

  • A few hundred meters from the village's protestant church, on a small patch of land rising above the confluence of the Mureș and Pianu creeks, stand the ruins of the renaissance Martinuzzi Castle. In its place once stood a monastery established in the 14th century by the Dominican Order.


  • At the beginning of the 20th century, the estate was passed on to Schilling Rudolf, the son in law of Bokros Lajos. His family, however, moved to Budapest. After 1989, ownership was reinstated to Takács Csaba, who has since then restored the castle.

  • The manor is located on the main road, on the south side of Sântionlunca, a village crossed by the Râul Negru River.

  • The construction of the first castle here was commissioned by Alárdi Ferenc in the 16th century. In 1575, the armies of Báthori István, suzerain of Transylvania, caused serious damage to the castle. In 1610, the Haller family, originating from Nürnberg, commissioned the construction of a new castle, made from the stones of the ruins already laying there. The castle, commissioned to be constructed by Haller István, was eventually finished by his son, János, in 1674. This building was destroyed during the Rákóczi-revolution.


  • The castle’s first version with four corner towers originated from the 1600’s, this was burned down by Romanian rebels in 1848, however, and the castle gained its current shape during its subsequent repairs. In 1852, the central building was roofed in, and the corner rooms were established. We can deduce from the inscriptions of a stone tablet that the construction works lasted until 1862.