Tall windows, blackened by the weather, an imposing place rising from a abyss. Obviously, an old castle, a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara, Romania.
The castle of the Huns or Corvins is a place full of history, visited by many tourists every year and present in the top of the most mysterious castles in Europe. It was included by Lonely Planet on the list of the ten most frightening constructions in the world.
For those who love Hollywood, some of the filming of GHOST RIDER 2 – Spirit of vengeance – took place here.
For the military architecture of Transylvania 15th century, the construction of this Castle was a premiere. A massive construction of dolomitic limestone blocks, rectangular and circular defense towers, shooting holes, defense levels … a true fortress.
Although many people speculate that there would be no connection between Vlad Tepes and the Corvin Castle, it is clear that Vlad’s wife was Matei Corvin’s cousin, the prince being arrested on his own behalf. After he was captured he stayed in the castle’s dungeon for seven years. This prison keeps today her door intact, although in 1854 there was a great fire here.
In 1969, the only american journalist who managed to interview Lee Harvey Oswald (President J.F. Kennedy’s assassin), documented and wrote about Corvin Castle and his direct connection with Vlad Tepes – Dracula.
About everything that represents the Castle and the stories woven around it, there would be too much to say …
So I’m just telling you that his visit is included in the #Draculatour on the third day, Thursday, as he writes on our site. Last year, in 2018, Corvin Castle received over 351,000 tourists.
If you want to see a particular part of Dracula’s Kingdom through our eyes, do not hesitate to contact us. Five days through #Transylvania, a true story. #Draculatruestory… Romania is waiting for you.