Borosjenő

Borosjenő

Borosjenő (Romanian: Ineu, Serbian: Janopol, Turkish: Yanova), is in Transylvania, now Romania.

It was first mentioned in 1295 as Castri Jeneu. The Hungarian Losonczy family owned it in the 14-15th centuries.

Serbians fled here from Sultan Murad and settled here after 1438. The Serbians named the place in honor of János Hunyadi.

It was taken by the Turks in 1564 but Borbély György fought it back in 1595. The fort was owned by Hungarians, Germans, and Turks and it has an inner castle and an outer one, defended by moats.

After the fall of Lippa in 1616, it became a Borderland castle against the Turks. It had a grand Renaissance palace that was damaged in a fire in 1618 but it was extended and renovated between 1625-1630.

Jenő belonged to the Transylvanian princes, it had always been badly wanted by the Turks who finally got it again in 1658 and had owned it until 1693 when General Veterani took it back.

The castle is in a very bad condition now and as far as I know, nobody can enter the area. I found this video, it is in the Hungarian language: http://https\://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDL6LctDs4o

I’ve updated the pictures in 2019, thanks to Mayer Jácint and Ecsedi Irén…