Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara

Soak in the atmosphere of medieval Romania in the chambers and dungeons of Castelul Corvinilor. Military figure Iancu of Hunedoara--said to be the illegitimate son of the Hungarian king--built the castle in the 15th century. Legend has it that Vlad the Impaler lost his sanity while imprisoned in the castle's dungeon. The courtyard houses "the bear pit," where two hungry bears allegedly took care of the unwanted. The castle features a lady's chamber with 19th-century furniture, a collection of armor in the knight's hall, a royal chapel, a torture chamber, and the Diet Hall, decorated with medieval flags. Climb to the tower and take a peek at a Gothic fireplace. Using our custom trip planner, Hunedoara attractions like Castelul Corvinilor can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Marvelous castle in a small sleeping city. Amazing architecture and astonishing history behind it. Great find and really worth checking it out.  more »
  • This was our favorite castle in Romania and it was worth the drive out of the way on route from Cluj to Sibiu. It really exudes that Transylvanian mystique and is well preserved. There was no guided.....  more »
  • Very, very nice castle! Worth visiting it. It takes about an hour to make the whole tour. Looks like a little empty in general. Interesting to pass through the terraces all the sides. Worth visiting the last floor with great views to the village and the bridge.
  • Just few details about Iancu of Hunedoara : He was one of the richest people in Europe at his time. He beat in Belgrade a Turkish army of 150,000 people and 200 battle ships with only 40,000 people gathered by himself, Serbians, Croatians, Romanians, Hungarians s.o. All catholic churches are ringing the bells daily at lunch time from 536 years ago celebrating that victory. Easy to understand if he wouldn't win that battle in Belgrade, Europe would become part of the Ottoman Empire... Interesting, isn't it?
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