Grand Castle

The Grand Castle is the most important building on the ground of the Castle. It is also the most typical historical monument of the complex with regards to built heritage considerations. Its analysis of architecture history shows that the present form of the building emerged through a number of different construction phases. There was a simple L-shaped Manor house standing on the site of the Grand Castle in the 18th century. The Small Mansion did not appear at this time and the farm buildings were also less significant.

In the 19th century, significant changes took place in and around the Main Mansion, most likely due to the new owner of the estate, the Prónay family. At that time today’s U-ground plan already became recognizable, although there are also some obscure additions delineated. However, it still very much differed from its 20th century form as Manor House buildings were more extensive. They surrounded the space behind the Grand Castle creating architectural unity.

The last major transformations of the Castle in the 19th century are also connected to the Prónay- family. The freestanding, (Neo)-Baroque-styled Grand Castle is a one-storey building with two wings (rooms and corridor) and a U-shaped ground plan. A western wing and a staircase to the patio complete the estate. The gable roof of the main building has its characteristic form over its U-endings; the edge in the middle is covered by a curb roof. The building’s eastern side is embellished with decorated pewter windows.

On the inside, the Grand Castle is structured in a relatively simple way. It was primarily designed to serve residential functions. On the side of the main entrance, there is a U-shaped inner corridor, forming three sides of the small square-shaped open courtyard. Rooms and halls of the building can be entered from here, so the corridor creates a connection between different parts of the whole castle. The central part of the Grand Castle is the main hall, also known as the Prónay-Salon. It is the most representative room of prestige in the Grand Castle. This large room dominates the main facade of the building, offering a view of the Pond, as well as the main road of the village. Another door provides direct connection between the Prónay-Salon and the patio, extending the space towards the park.

Furniture and decorative elements of the interior like paintings, textiles, art objects did not survive. Unfortunately, as in many cases, the Grand Castle was looted during World War II and the following years, consequently the original interior of the building cannot be reconstructed. Present furniture and interior decoration of the Castle revive the original milieu of the residence, reflecting the historical interior. This makes it an appropriate venue for corporate events, conferences, seminars, trainings. However, it also offers the proper atmosphere for various other events, weddings, family celebrations, workshops, team buildings to be organized in the building.