Hunedoara Castle (Corvinesti Castle)

Hunedoara Castle (Corvinesti Castle) 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 14 C 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.
Gothic style castle built on roman ruins in 14 C. Vlad Tepes was imprisoned here during his youth for 7 years. And location for this castle near the city of Hunedoara, 18 km/9 miles south of Deva.

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