Tisza Castle, Ghiorac

  • national heritage number:
  • BH-II-m-B-01153
  • Address:
  • Ciumeghiu commune, Ghiorac village, no. 750
  • dated to:
  • 19th century
  • style:
  • eclectic
  • ownership:
  • private property

The castle was built in the 19th century in eclectic style, in the middle of a huge parc. It is a T-shaped building. During the castle’s heyday there was an immense safari park around the building. The builder was Count Kálmán Tisza and the estate became the property of the Tisza family in the 1900s.

The model farm from here had been wind up only after the nationalization after 1945. The castle hosted during communism a sport resort and a training base, later became a hospital for children with mental and physical problems.

Its storeyed-façade has a mezzanine with tower-like bays and lesenes on the two ends. On the ground floor there are one-and-one, and on the first floor a two-and-two square-ended, shouldered-arched windows in a frame. Its two floors are separated by a string course. The central part is separated by pilasters. Between them there are big windows. The entrance on the ground floor can be reached by a stair. Above the glass door there is a smaller window, on the same level as the windows of the side projections. The windows on the floor are ornamented with wrought-iron grillwork. The main building has an extension, a longer horizontal building and there is a drive-way in front of the right-sided collateral façade. There is a tympanum above the arcade. This part was converted into a veranda, with an entrance with scheme-arch, its windows are the same as the windows from the façade. The windows of the glassed-in veranda are separated by pilasters, the hall behind the porch connects the main building to the outbuildings. The left-wing façade is separated by bays. This wall-face is dominated by the tower-like main façade and the side façade with its bays. Its windows are decorated with shouldered arches and sill moulding. There is a colonnade in front of the rear side-wing, with a tympanum and two narrow windows. Under the base-moulding of the castle there is a cellar and a basement.

Ownership: After long litigation, Kálmán and György Tisza have finally managed to recuperate the castle.


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