Jibou – a town for a noble family

Golden Krone Transylvania Resort
Golden Krone Transylvania Resort

Transylvania has little towns full of tourist attractions, where you can enjoy for one day of unique experience and meet a multicultural old atmosphere. Little towns like Aiud, Baile Tusnad, Beclean, Blaj, Dej, Fagaras, Gherla, Dej, Jibou, Medias, Predeal, Rasnov, Reghin, Rupea, Sighisoara, etc. have interesting things to see and do in just some hours.

Today we shall speak about a small town from Transylvania: Jibou. One upon a time this little market was extremely important in the Transylvanian trade especially with salt and species. For this a Hungarian noble family called Wesselényi settles their home here. On the Jibou hill they build the biggest baroque castle from Transylvania and a beautiful garden. Close to the town they discover a mineral water font (here in the last years were build some baths).

It seams that the aristocratic family had all what they dreamed for, more that this, one of his members, the Baron Miklós Wesselényi become a statesman and the leader of the reformist opposition from the XIX century.

But the XX century with all the history events will make of Jibou a decadence town. The nationalization of the Wesselényi castle by the communists will stop the aristocratic life of the town. In the same time the building of the botanical garden in the park castle give to the town a huge treasure.

Today the Wesselényi castle is looking for a master and the botanic garden is in extension with a biological science center, new gardens, an aquarium and a local zoo.

In other words the castle, gardens and baths of Jibou are a good manner to spend a tourist day in nature, history and wellness.

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