The curse of the Haller Castel from Sanpaul, Mures

Haller Castle from Sanpaul is a ruin now but a building whose walls are still impressive, with vaulted ceilings, imposing stairs, history and legend in one place … all gathered in this village in Mures County. The picture of this castle, its massiveness and grandeur left me speechless, from distance. When I got in front of him and started exploring him in detail, I managed for a few seconds to transpose myself at that time, I imagined what it was in ancient times, what was happening here, how people lived in those times.  I would love to be still alive, renovated and arranged! Such a pitty! Now it is falling and the lack of the roof has made it possible for the climbing plants to develop and create a spooky, an enigmatic place.

There is even a legend that says this castle it’s cursed. It is said that a witch, the wife of a gypsy servant who was wrongfully punished by the count, cursed the family and the castle. The innocent gypsy was brutally beaten, although everyone knew he was innocent. The Count died shortly and the castle was destroyed several times over time.It’s fate has not changed today … it looks like the curse still lags.

The Haller Castle from Sanpaul was built in the 16th century and was rebuilt three times after it was destroyed in time. The castle was built in 1610 by the Haller family on the ruins of an ancient castle and was completed only in 1674. This building was destroyed for the second time during Rakoczi’s struggle for independence. The ruins that can still be seen today belongs to the Baroque building built in 1760 by Haller Gabor, U-shaped, a luxurious building with vaulted rooms decorated with paintings and sculptures, massive wooden furniture brought from Paris and chandeliers from Vienna. The castle was surrounded by an impressive garden. In this castle there was even a private Roman Catholic chapel where Franciscan monks were serving.

The Haller family owned the castle until 1949, when the properties were confiscated and nationalized. The furniture and expensive decoration pieces disappeared and the building was transformed into school, home, warehouse. Finally, the abandoned castle was completely robbed, and today it is unrecognizable.

The Haller family inherited the castle after ten years of trial and gave it to the Roman Catholic Archbishopric from Alba Iulia.

Distance Targu Mures – Sanpaul – 20 km (the road to Ludus).

Another castle belonging to the Haller family, which fortunately is now renovated, moreover hosts a hotel and a restaurant, is located in Ogra, 5 km from Sanpaul. 

Love,

A.C.

 

Haller Castle from Sanpaul is a ruin now but a building whose walls are still impressive, with vaulted ceilings, imposing stairs, history and legend in one place … all gathered in this village in Mures County. The picture of this castle, its massiveness and grandeur left me speechless, from distance. When I got in front of him and started exploring him in detail, I managed for a few seconds to transpose myself at that time, I imagined what it was in ancient times, what was happening here, how people lived in those times.  I would love to be still alive, renovated and arranged! Such a pitty! Now it is falling and the lack of the roof has made it possible for the climbing plants to develop and create a spooky, an enigmatic place.

There is even a legend that says this castle it’s cursed. It is said that a witch, the wife of a gypsy servant who was wrongfully punished by the count, cursed the family and the castle. The innocent gypsy was brutally beaten, although everyone knew he was innocent. The Count died shortly and the castle was destroyed several times over time.It’s fate has not changed today … it looks like the curse still lags.

The Haller Castle from Sanpaul was built in the 16th century and was rebuilt three times after it was destroyed in time. The castle was built in 1610 by the Haller family on the ruins of an ancient castle and was completed only in 1674. This building was destroyed for the second time during Rakoczi’s struggle for independence. The ruins that can still be seen today belongs to the Baroque building built in 1760 by Haller Gabor, U-shaped, a luxurious building with vaulted rooms decorated with paintings and sculptures, massive wooden furniture brought from Paris and chandeliers from Vienna. The castle was surrounded by an impressive garden. In this castle there was even a private Roman Catholic chapel where Franciscan monks were serving.

The Haller family owned the castle until 1949, when the properties were confiscated and nationalized. The furniture and expensive decoration pieces disappeared and the building was transformed into school, home, warehouse. Finally, the abandoned castle was completely robbed, and today it is unrecognizable.

The Haller family inherited the castle after ten years of trial and gave it to the Roman Catholic Archbishopric from Alba Iulia.

Distance Targu Mures – Sanpaul – 20 km (the road to Ludus).

Another castle belonging to the Haller family, which fortunately is now renovated, moreover hosts a hotel and a restaurant, is located in Ogra, 5 km from Sanpaul. 

Love,

A.C.

 

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