Castelul Corvinilor, Hunedoara

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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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  • It is one of the biggest medieval castles in Europe. It is well preserved and a large area is open to be visited. The castle has a cozy inner courtyard, a chapel, big rooms, mysterious corners, steep....  more »
  • I visit it during the coronavirus and there was no guide and also no clear indication through the visit  more »
  • The castle itself is a great landmark. It looks fantastic from all angles, but misses investments in conservation. The history of the castle is really interesting, but you need tk use google for...  more »
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  • Impressive medieval castle revealing lots of information about the daily life of that times. The greatest surprise was in the bedroom of the princess where an extraordinary musician was performing wonderful classical pieces of music with rare ancient-style musical instruments! Another surprise was the wooden ladder leading high up inside one of the castle's towers where the view is breathtaking. The only negative point has to do with the toilets that were not as clean as they should, being in such a tourist place.
  • Superb castle, voted one of the best in Europe. It is a recommended must to visit, in almost the original state. You can visit most of it, and there are annually 4,5 movies that are filmed on this location. Gorgeous medieval castle. Visit Hunedoara! Visit Romania!
  • I can't help but suspect Walt Disney seriously considered many of the architectural features of this castle for Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland. To me, this castle in Transylvania was worth the trip through Romania. Having been to many castles throughout Europe, it did not disappoint. It's abundantly obvious the castle was not made all at once, but received additions along the way. You can tell by the odd spaces that are clearly difficult to use for any purpose--most likely victims of expansion and cast aside. The castle has only recently received world-wide attention and is still in flux from being used as intended, to becoming a tourist attraction. Many of the attendants are obviously bitter about the attention and probably grudgingly hold their position as one of just making a living. Customer service is clearly not in their vocabulary. Taking in the history associated with this structure is half the battle of appreciating this castle. If you can consider the place this castle has in history, in literature, and in modern reality, I believe you'll walk away more than satisfied. I did, that's for sure.
  • Beautiful Castle, we spend 2 hours and a half to be able to see everything. It was full of historical facts and as well a very nice picture exhibition in the tower of pictures of the castle in different lighting. It was great, a must see. You can book / see the castle with a tour guide or just alone guided by the signs.
  • I have been here 11 years a go. Back then it was so sad... Now The place is starting to look like a very nice museum. You can go inside a lot of rooms....read important history things....keep up the good work.

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