Aghireșu is a locality situated in Cluj county, with a population of 1447 inhabitants.

Aghireșu
Environs

The Bocskai Castel

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GPS Coordinates:
46,87248 N, 23,23443 E

This settlement dating back to 1263 preserves ruins that are not everyday. It was György Bocskai (king István Bocskai's father) who built a castle here in 1572. After his death the castle had many owners.

The first owner of the huge palace was István Csáky, followed by István Bocskai. The Haller, Mikes and Vargyas families also owned the castle, which by the beginning of the century had been abandoned. A storm ripped off its roof and it started decaying.

The building materials had been carried away and a few window frames and one doorframe are the only remainders of the once pompous castle with its four towers. There's also an old reformed church in the settlement.

Its nave dates from the XIIIth century, its shrine from the XVth and its tower was built in 1827. Gábor Bátori, king István Bátori's brother was buried in this church in 1573.

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