Gilau Castle

Gilau Castle is one of the most important proofs of the Romanians' history. Its architectural style matches the Transylvanian Renaissance style. It has a rectangular shape with two floors, 30 rooms and an interior courtyard. It seems that ”Gilau” comes from the name of Gelu voivode, whose 200 soldiers fought here with the Tuhutum army; another variant would be that it comes from the Hungarian "Gyalu", which means hill in the Romanian language. Gilau Castle was built in the 12th and 13th centuries, being for a long time a bishops' house. In the 16th century, the castle was for 2 years the spirit place of Izabela Jagiello Zápolya, Princess of Polish origins. 
Gilau Castle