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Historical heritage in Totești

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1. Pogany Castle in the village of Păclișa, 18th-century construction, historical monument

The Pogany Castle in Păclişa, Hunedoara County, is an objective with impressive architecture, surrounded by many other tourist attractions. It is in Păclişa, Hunedoara County, was built in the 19th century.

The palace is about 15 km away from Retezat National Park and just 6 km from the city of Hateg. The building dates back to the 19th century, it was built in the baroque style, then modified by the addition of neo-Gothic elements such as the tower provided with a crenellated parapet similar to the towers of the medieval fortifications.

The construction was designed with two levels and a number of 22 rooms. Around 19 hectares of parkland is surrounded by a stream and alleys along which you can walk, but also a pond and even sports grounds.
Originally, this historic monument served as the residence of the noble family Pogány, a renowned Transylvanian family, originating in the Mureş Valley.

After the Second World War, the Russian army occupied the castle and turned it into a barracks for soldiers, which attracted a change of architectural style.

During the communist regime, the palace of Păclişa was used for various social purposes, and after 1989 there was set up the headquarters of the "Dr. V. Ilea" Hospital of Infantile Neuropsychiatry, the castle hosting salons for the sick and the administrative premises of the institution. Recently, the state returned the Pogány Castle to the heirs of the Transylvanian family, established in Aiud, who have accessed various funds for the rehabilitation and consolidation of the construction. Other restoration work took place in the early nineties.
2. Pogany Castle Park, 19th century.

3. The Archaeological Site of Cărneşti.
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