The Gerendi House from Alţâna is a valuable regional objective and not just because it dates from 1508, but also because it has an extremely rich history.
For over two centuries, the house belonged to a family of counts from Alţâna; it offered shelter to Iacobus Paleologus - a figure of the renaissance and descendant of the last byzantine emperor.
In time, it served as a place of siege for the Austrian officers. The house was also the residence of a family of potters and then a furrier’s workshop.
Not so long ago, it was renovated and turned into an authentic weaving workshop. Here, the children from Alţâna learn how to weave using local traditional motives.
For those who wish to discover the region and find out more about hiking trails, local gastronomy or tourist attractions, the house also hosts a Tourist Information Centre. In summer, the Gerendi House organises weaving and Saxon furniture painting workshops for the local children.