The stunning Corvin Castle (also known as Hunedoara Castle) is sitting on a rocky bluff with only a wooden connecting bridge for access. This Gothic-Renaissance castle has a gorgeous exterior, almost like a fairytale castle straight from Disney (entrance 35 ROL). With the magnificent towers soaring into the sky, Corvin Castle is simply a marvelous sight. Castle was built by the Anjou family on the site of a former Roman camp. The castle served as a fortress until the mid-14th century when it became the residence of Transylvania’s voivode, Iancu de Hunedoara. Iancu upgraded the fortress transforming it into a stunning Transylvania castle. The beautifully preserved structure features a sumptuous Knights’ Hall, the Council Room, a chapel, an impressive drawbridge, high buttresses, inner courtyards, and over 50 rooms resplendent with medieval art and furniture. During the 14th and 15th centuries, Hunedoara was the main iron extraction and processing center in Transylvania. Swords and spears manufactured here during this period were renowned across Europe. We have parked near the castle (20 ROL / day) with walking distance to the little city center, where we took our little dinner at Rafaello Caffe Bar (Caesar Salad 26 ROL, Burger 26 ROL, Ursus beer 6 ROL / 0,5 l) and later few beers in a famous Diesel Café (Bucur beer 9,50 ROL / 0,5 l, Cuba libre 16 ROL).
Parking location – Hunedoara: 45.752441N 22.888661E