Castle of Mikó

June 13, 2009

at night

Castle of Mikó at night

The Castle of Mikó is situated in the southern part of Csíkszereda and it is the most famous landmark of the town. Ferenc Mikó of Hidvég (1585-1635) was Gabor Bethlen’s relative and confident, he was chief Commander of Csík-, Gyergyó-, and Kászon Chairs (traditional names for the Székely counties). He built the castle with four bastions on the corners, a regular rectangular ground, planed and sketched in the style of the most beautiful Italian Renaissance sketches from the period between1620-1635. It’s “Golden Bastion” was mentioned by sources in 1654. The fortress was burnt down by the Tartars in 1661, and then fortified in 1714 by the Austrian garrison troops with an external defense ring consisting mainly of ramparts.

miko castle

Click to image for a 360 grades panorama (Near Castle of Mikó, in april)

Today, the Castle of Mikó, among others, hosts the Museum of the Székelys of Csíkchair.

Click to image for a 360 grades panorama (Near Mikó Castle, at yesterday night)

Click to image for a 360 grades panorama (Near Castle of Mikó, at yesterday night)

Update: The previously mentioned  360 grades panoramas are not available anymore, but you can reach the Google’s 360 street view: link

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