Corvinesti Castle - Hunedoara Castle

Posted by carlyluvsunited on Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Gothic style castle built on roman ruins in 14th Century.

Vlad Tepes was imprisoned here during his youth for 7 years.
This castle is a solid rock fortress fiercely built by Turkish
prisoners. Holds 3 huge pointed towers, a drawbridge and
high battlements, 5 marble columns with delicate ribbed
vaults support two halls, and Knight's Hall. 50 rooms today
houses a feudal art museum. It served as a fortress until mid
the 14th Century when it became the residence of
Transylvania's ruler, Iancu de Hunedoara. Iancu upgraded
the fortress and it soon became known as the most beautiful
castle in Transylvania. Today you can see its Gallery,
Maces Tower, the Knights Hall, the Council Hall, Chapel,
and 100 ft courtyard.


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