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Corvin Castle

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  • Castelul Corvinilor
    / Castelul Corvinilor
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  • / Castelul Corvinilor
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  • / Corvin Castle, inner courtyard
    Photo: Dan Lundberg, CC BY-SA, Flickr
  • / CorvinCastle, Defensive Tower
    Photo: Dan Lundberg, CC BY-SA, Flickr

Also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle, is a medieval castle in Hunedoara. The castle is a representative monument of Gothic architecture in Romania.

Corvin Castle was laid out in 1446, when construction began on the orders of Voivode of Transylvania John Hunyadi (Romanian: Iancu or Ioan de Hunedoara) who wanted to transform the former keep built by Charles I of Hungary. The castle was originally given to John Hunyadi's father, Voyk (Vajk), by Sigismund of Luxembourg, king of Hungary and Croatia, as severance in 1409.

Built in a Renaissance-Gothic style and constructed over the site of an older fortification on a rock above the smaller Zlaști River, the castle is a large and imposing structure with tall towers, bastions, an inner courtyard, diversely coloured roofs, and myriads of windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings.

The castle is in Romanian ownership since 1918. Today there is a museum in the building. The castle is also used as a film set. A large number of Romanian and international film productions were shot on the castle grounds.

Open from

Monday. 12:00-17:00*

Tuesday. 9:00-17:00*

Wednesday. 9:00-17:00*

Thursday. 9:00-17:00*

Friday. 9:00-17:00*

Saturday 9:00-17:00*

Sunday 9:00-17:00*

*Last entrace in the castle is with 45 minutes before closing time

Price:

Prices and visit schedule are available online.

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Paul Wasicsek 
Updated: January 01, 2020

Getting there

Once in Hunedoare city, follow the signs towards the Corvin Castle. The monument is very well signaled.

Parking

In front of the Castle there is a large parking lot for a fee. Next to the parking lot there are merchants with handicraft products where you can buy a souvenir made (sometimes) by locals.

Coordinates

DD
45.749141, 22.888279
DMS
45°44'56.9"N 22°53'17.8"E
UTM
34T 646872 5067909
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Corvin Castle

Strada Castelului 1-3
 Hunedoara
Phone +40786048718

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