The mid-15th century Hunedoara Castle is the stuff of legend with its formidable construction.
Also known as Corvin Castle, Hunedoara Castle sits dramatically on an emerald hill as a powerful representative of Gothic architecture. Its fame as one of Europe’s largest castles seems to underscore its beauty even more. And, the accolade of featuring among the Seven Wonders of Romania calls for a thrilling exploration. To call the castle a monument would be an understatement. With centuries of cultural value, Hunedoara runs circles around even the most famous landmarks in Romania.
Hunedoara Castle invokes a sense of wonder even in the first step. It welcomes visitors in through its fairytale-like drawbridge. From there, head into the stone courtyard. Allow your imagination to run wild as you listen to the legends of the castle. Perhaps the most shivery story is the curse of the well in the courtyard. As the story goes, Turkish prisoners were promised freedom after they built the 30-meter deep well. Yet, they did not gain freedom even after they reached the water. They cursed the well to bring misfortune upon the castle.
Hunedoara Castle gained more captivating Gothic curves during the 17th-century renovations. The Knights Hall is among them, standing as a fancy statement of the castle’s attested glamor. It has a dark and gloomy ambiance bolstered by its impressive display. The display consists of the original armory. Other features worthy of seeing are the Mace and White Towers built for military purposes. But, they became the most picturesque sights on its grounds. As you explore quirkier stretches of Hunedoara Castle, prepare to encounter intriguing stories about Vlad the Impaler.
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