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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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A place surrounded by history and one of the best looking castles in Europe. Quick fact: it endured 15 sieges and was never conquered. It also survived 5 fires and several wings were rebuilt after the... more »
It's one of the most well maintained medieval castles but it's not at it's potential. There are a lot of things that should be done differently, in the matter of restoration, safety, entertainment. In... more »
This is a great place to visit. Straight from the bridge leading to the castle's care, you get the feeling of epic. The insides are well maintained and most of the areas still have furniture and other decorations from the castle's glory days. Add to that the staff which is dressed in medieval clothing and one particularly special guy who plays different instruments throughout the castle and you will have a most pleasurable experience.
It could be very nice. But it is very low level exhibition. Based on the English language explanation it was made in the Hungarian Kingdom, it was reconstructed and renewal three times by Hungarian experts but most of explanation was written by Romanian and English language only. Few rooms are totally empty. Nothing can be know about the life in the castle or in that time. As the shop in front of the castle: Authentic Romania.
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