By carmen3521
1 years ago

the Hunziers' Castle, one of the most valuable monuments in Romania's medieval architecture

.
The Corvin Castle

The Corvin Castle is one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Europe. Built by Iancu de Hunedoara in the fifteenth century, the Corvinus Castle is connected with many legends and stories, among which the place where Vlad the Impaler was held and where he turned into Dracula. Once you reach the castle, you will be transposed into the medieval atmosphere of the 15th-16th centuries.
The Hunedoara Castle, which also bears the name of the Corvin Castle, or Hunyadi Castle, is one of the most important tourist attractions in Romania, with a special Gothic architecture.
The Corvinesti Castle in Hunedoara is one of the most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in Romania. It has been certified in documents since the beginning of the 14th century. In 1409 Sigismund of Luxembourg, he gave this castle all around him that surrounds Prince Voicu as proof of gratitude for his acts of courage.
Iancu de Hunedoara, the son of Voicu, makes radical changes by building a massive mobile tower and a defense wall transforming the old castle into a military fortress that can withstand the siege of a large army.
What does the Huntsman's Castle have in particular?

Hunyadi Castle was erected in the 15th century by John of Hunedoara on a cliff at whose feet the Zlasti River flows. It is an imposing structure, provided with towers, bastions and a donjon.

Roofs are tall covered with polychrome tiles. The castle was restored and turned into a museum. The fortress is one of the largest and most famous of John of Hunedoara. The Corvin Castle (Huniazilor) is ranked second in the most frightening buildings in the world, maybe its past or Gothic architecture gives it a scary air.
The castle also has its own legend that says: "The Corvinus Basin carries a inscription with a golden ring in the beak. John of Hunedoara was the unknown son of Sigismud de Luxenbourg, when he was king of Hungary with a beautiful woman called Elizabeth, who lived in the Land of Hateg, hoping to wash his sins and shame, the king married one of his sons with Elisabeth and offered him a gift, a gold ring for the baby to be born. the woman is traveling, Eisabeth is forgotten on a flag and stolen from a raven, drawn by the shine of the precious metal. John of Hunedoara, a child then, takes a bow and pierces the raven in flight, then recovers the ring. the name of the family comes from Latin, where the word "Corvus" means "Corb" and represents wisdom and longevity ".
Who do you recommend visiting the Hunyadi Castle?
I recommend all people to visit this castle, because it is the most authentic castle in Romania, with its great architecture and fascinating legends. The castle was given by King Sigismund I of Luxembourg to Prince Voicu, the father of Iancu de Hunedoara. The castle comes into possession after the death of his father and begins a process of modernization, strengthening of the fortification (1440-1453).

The Hunyadi Castle was used mainly as a noble residence, proof being the lack of secondary defense perimeters. The halls built during this period are the Diete's Hall and the Knights Hall. The Tower of Capistrano (after the name of a famous monk), the Buzz Tower and the White Bastion are also worth mentioning.

The castle later came into the possession of Matei Corvin, the son of Iancu de Hunedoara, who builds a new wing in Renaissance style - the loggia with painting illustrating aspects of noble life, the legend of the raven.

Impressions and tips about Hunyadi Castle
Access to the castle is done on a wooden bridge, supported by four massive stone pillars, which passes over the Zlaşti brook. At the entrance of the bridge is the statue of St. John of Nepomuk - the protector of the bridges and crossings over the water. Immediately after passing the massive wooden gate, you enter into a story with all kinds of ladies, monks, and prisoners.
There was a lot of stories around the medieval fortress of Hunedoara. The corvinus coat - the raven that holds a gold ring in the beak. The stone rock at the end of the Diet hall leads you to the top floor of the Capistrano Tower, which used to be the cell of the Franciscan monk John of Capistrano. There is still the Gothic fireplace that heated the monk's room to 1450. The longest interior inside is the Knights Hall, a tall room where the Military Technique Exhibition works. Turkish armaments, a full armor of the 15th century and other precious pieces delight those who are passionate about weapons. Iancu de Hunedoara's bust, discreetly lighted, watches from a corner of the room. Another legend is about a fountain that dominates the yard. It is told about this fountain that it was dug by three Turkish prisoners whom John of Hunedoara promises to Release when they find water. The hope of deliverance makes the three dig up to 28 feet deep. When they finally manage to find precious water, after 15 years, the wife of John of Hunedoara (who had died in the meantime) decides not to respect the word given by her husband. Moreover, Elisabeth Szilagyi orders the killing of the three prisoners. As a last resort, the Turks are asking permission to write on the keys of the well that says Water, you have no heart, as a reproach to the promise made and not respected.

More images

.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
1 years
Violeta Great article
1 years
1 years
DAIANAGABAR Minunat
1 years
1 years
Justin Interesting
1 years
1 years
Melsdename This is wonderful
1 years
1 years
Imyours Great article
1 years
1 years
soncee Good
1 years
1 years
Lucia5 Super post
1 years
1 years
markon great
1 years
1 years
MegyBella Wonderful
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
1 years
Deliana Un monument cu adevărat extraordinar! 💓
1 years
1 years
GinaEastabrooks Awesome
1 years
1 years
Ravidxb wonderful captured
1 years
1 years
dorageorg Great!
1 years
173d
173d