First known residence of Karolyi family in Carei dated from the end of 15th century.
One hundred years later this became a fortress.
And towards the end of 18th century, the fortress transformed into a Baroque castle that hosted even Imperial family members.
In 1797 Prince Joseph of Habsburg stayed here and Prince Rudolf of Habsburg and his wife came in 1884.
Romanian Royal family (King Ferdinand I of Romania and Queen Mary also visited Karolyi Castle in 1919.
Its present eclectic look dates from the end of 19th century.
Large fireplaces dominate the welcoming hall paved with mosaic.
Casino between world wars, then military school, the castle became military hospital in 1944.
In 1958 communists founded here Carei Municipal Museum. has 3 basic exhibitions.
Visiting its 3 basic exhibitions you will find out about Carei local history, Historical aristocratic interiors and… Trophies and weapons from South Africa !
Pay a visit during your tailor made tour of Maramures and Northern Transylvania
You can pay whatever value you feel the tour planning was to you, however small or large, for any Transylvania tour booked before November 30, 2018
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