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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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Castelul Corvinilor reviews
Beautiful castle, we went there after hours during sunset, it was magical. The next day we went back to look on the inside of the castle. Beautiful castle
Beautiful castle, we went there after hours during sunset, it was magical. The next day we went back to look on the inside of the castle. Beautiful castle more »
Simply a breathtaking castle. Coming in From Brasov it was a long drive but it was worth it. It is a shame its not better advertised I consider it to be better then Draculas castle which was maybe...
Simply a breathtaking castle. Coming in From Brasov it was a long drive but it was worth it. It is a shame its not better advertised I consider it to be better then Draculas castle which was maybe... more »
This was a castle that we’ve wanted to visit for sometime now, and it was so much more beautiful than expected. The castle is very open and spacious with lots to see and explore. The castle seems...
This was a castle that we’ve wanted to visit for sometime now, and it was so much more beautiful than expected. The castle is very open and spacious with lots to see and explore. The castle seems... more »
WOW!! A must visit. This castle has much to offer, with lots of rooms to explore, prisons, artifacts, and beautiful views. From the very entrance of the castle it’s breathtaking and offers views from high up of the towns below. The history of the castle is well explained and offers translations from Romanian to English for all tourists as well. The only downside to our visit was the rebuilding of the entire right side, meaning most of it was closed off to public access, but regardless, still worth the long drive and visit. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventure!
Amazing castle ! Really impressive and nice views of the city . We walked threw the whole caste in 1 hour or so. I give it 4 instead of 5 because inside the rooms are empty or have very few furniture. It could be magnificent with period correct furniture and decoration. The city where the castle is located is average to poor. Has a nice pedestrians road for 500 Meters with around 10 restaurants on it. Other than that, very old and neglected at places.
The castle is beautiful, but the surroundings, well... Hunedoara is an old industrial city, as a result, you can see an abandoned factory just near the castle. Desolating I would say. Again, the castle: the entrance fee is about 18 EUR for 2 adults and 2 children. Reasonable. There is even a torture room exposition, you can enter for about 2 EUR per adult and 1 EUR for a child (above 12 years). You can find junk food and souvenirs right at the entrance. What you can't see in photos in brochures or at their website: the castle in under construction, and many rooms are closed. Actually the castle in under construction since the last fire in 1854. The place should be visited and it's wonderful, but don't expect a 100 percent restored castle like in fairy tales.
One of the most wonderful castles I have ever been to. Majestic place to visit, Unfortunately we were not told that there is renovation inside so there is not so much to see inside as there are workers everywhere so basically you can spend there about 10 minutes and then go back to front where 95% of your photos are taken. Castle still deserves 5* however the employees should warn people about the interior renovations as some of them may not like that and are expecting more.
I don't know why you would think of looking up a review for this. Honestly, if you're here, you NEED to see it. There's no discussion. It's a huge, old castle. You can climb to one of the towers, you can go down to the torture chambers, they have cool actors that are just casually around and smiths that can show you swords and bards that sing on old mandolins. Great architecture, great view, just go. Please, just go and visit, you won't regret it!
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