THE LIVING LEGEND OF TRANSYLVANIA
Welcome to the fortress of Hunedoara, which became the castle of the most brilliant king of medieval Hungary, Matthias Corvinus.
The monument has a special charm due to its various construction styles, the presence of military and civilian innovations, as well as the tumultuous courtyard life that has animated it for over 400 years.
Corvin Castle impresses with its presence, which dominates the city of Hunedoara. For those attracted by the Middle Ages, the castle is a unique monument in Romania and among the most attractive in Europe.
The first stone fortification from Hunedoara was dated by most researchers in the 14th century (Gheorghe Anghel), although there are specialists who attribute the royal camp to the first half of the 15th century (Elemér Mályusz, Adrian Andrei Rusu, Radu Lupescu). This first fortification had an ellipsoidal shape, with sharp northern and southern ends, marked by the waist stone.
The walls, up to 2 m thick, were built of blocks of dolomitic limestone and river stone, directly on the native rock. Research prior to the First World War showed that in the northern area there were two triangular-shaped rooms, one of which was probably a keep tower, with analogies in the French and German area of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
The monument is located in Romania, in the southwestern part of Transylvania, in the center of Hunedoara county, in the southwestern part of the city, on the last eastern branches of the Poiana Ruscă mountains. In absolute coordinates, the castle has the following positioning: 45 ° 44 'north latitude and 22 ° 53' east..
access It can be done through DE 7 to the locality of Sântuhalm, from the east or west, and from there following DN 68 B to the city of Hunedoara (city map). The entrance is made from Sântuhalm locality following Traian, Republicii and Libertăţii boulevards. The terminus point is the City Hall, and from there, following Constantin Bursan Street, you are greeted by the silhouette of the castle.
MAPS: Map of Romania, with the demarcation of the parent road arteries that reach Hunedoara City map, indicating the route to the castle
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