The castle is situated near the village’s Protestant church, by the banks of the Aranyos river. The castle was first mentioned in a document from 1268, when it was owned by the Gerendi family. In 1597 due to Turkish invasion they lost the ownership. The estate with the castle became the property of the Jósika family and the Sarmasaghy family.
The castle was supposedly built during the rule of Maria Theresa, and the baroque building was already restored in 1821. In the 18th century the castle belonged to the Teleki family, its most famous lord having been count Teleki Sándor, writer and military general from '48, who took over the estate in 1845.
The previous version of today’s castle was originally built as a hunting lodge in late renaissance style by Rákoczi György I. In 1662 it even hosted the Transylvanian Congress. It was later deserted for several decades. The castle’s new owner, Bornemissza Gergely, made use of the already laid stones, and rebuilt the castle in baroque style between 1718 and 1734.