My first encounter with the Banffy Castle in Bontida took place years ago, on a warm April day on the
way up to Maramures. Only 30 km away from Cluj Napoca, the castle in Bontida is hidden to the right of
the road that leads to Gherla. You can see it from the road, but in order to reach it, you must detour
through the Bontida Commune. Once you turn right, the road leads you to the castle, and you can orient
yourself by its position. There are no signs for it, except on the national road.