Corvin Castle, Hunedoara

Soak in the atmosphere of medieval Romania in the chambers and dungeons of Corvin Castle. 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 Corvin Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful restored castle, easy to find in Hunedoara, the only attraction in this town. We spent about 2 hours exploring the castle, there is some information in English before entering its different ...  more »
  • We visit the Castle in a summer day. We enjoy the visit and the explanations. I miss some details. Also to be visit a nice exhibition of Torture Methodes.  more »
  • This castle is totally wonderful. It is all so well preserved and definitely worth a visit but don't expect the 'Disney' feel. The castle is very large and many parts can be accessed. You do need to u...  more »
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  • An awesome visit. The structures are well maintained. Much of the original materials are still in place. It's not touristy as you would expect in America. You just get to wander around and check it out. Lots of people humming the Harry Potter themed music.
  • Awesome! This place is a great detour. I wouldn't recommend staying the night in Hunadoara, but definitely check out the castle on your way through. Lots of great exhibits and once in a lifetime views.
  • Great place to visit and take photos. The castle looks great from the distance. You should definitely visit it during your trip to Hunedoara, Romania.
  • You need to see to believe, real one of the well maintained castles from Romania. Spectacular panorama from the highest top tower. We'll for sure return with friends.
  • The castle is beautiful from outside and almost empty inside. The price is too high for a tour around empy rooms. The view from it is great. The audio tour was not available.

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