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.
Orbán Balázs wrote in 1860 that the building was a “vast and fortified castle, that today lies partially ruined and partially reconstructed”. In the 1870’s Máriaffy Albert commissioned a reconstruction and modification of the building, with a master mason from Marosvásárhely, Sóos Pál (1843-1910) overseeing the construction works.