Corvin Castle

Atop a rocky hillside in Hunedoara, Corvin Castle stands as a monumental testament to Gothic-Renaissance architecture, with its imposing towers, turrets, and drawbridge. Rich in myths and medieval charm, it's an exploration into Romania's bygone era. Read more

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Often referred to as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle, Corvin Castle is one of Europe's largest and most impressive medieval fortresses. It was the defense stronghold for the influential Corvin family and was notably owned by John Hunyadi, a leading 15th-century figure in Romanian history. The castle is intricately linked with legends, including tales of Vlad the Impaler (commonly associated with Dracula lore) being imprisoned here.
As you step inside the castle, you're greeted by grand courtyards, beautifully decorated Knights' Hall, and a fascinating well, surrounded by stories of love and despair. Its Gothic architecture, complimented by Renaissance additions, intricate stone carvings, and tall, pointed towers, transport visitors to a time of knights and legends. The castle also offers breathtaking panoramic views of the nearby river and town from its battlements.
Diving into Corvin Castle and its surrounding attractions offers a journey through Romania's diverse historical epochs, architectural marvels, and natural splendors.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Corvin Castle

The Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization

Located in Deva, this museum showcases artifacts and exhibits from ancient Dacian and Roman times, shedding light on the region's history.

Retezat National Park

A haven for nature lovers, this park boasts pristine landscapes, glacial lakes, and diverse fauna, making it perfect for hiking and wildlife spotting.

Prislop Monastery

Located near Hunedoara, it's an important pilgrimage site with scenic surroundings and historical significance.

Densus Church

One of Romania's oldest churches, it's renowned for its unique architecture and use of materials from the Roman temple that once stood on its location.

Aurel Vlaicu Memorial Museum

Dedicated to the pioneering aviator Aurel Vlaicu, this museum in Binținți offers insights into his life and contributions to aviation.

Cincis Lake

A tranquil setting for relaxation and water-based activities, the lake is surrounded by lush landscapes and offers boating options.

Sarmizegetusa Regia

The ancient capital of Dacia, these ruins provide insights into the civilization that once rivaled the Roman Empire.

Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa

The Roman counterpart to the Dacian capital, these ruins offer a fascinating exploration of Roman architecture and urban planning.


Located nearby, it's a park dedicated to showcasing the geology and natural wonders of the region.

Poiana Rusca Mountains

A beautiful natural landscape, perfect for trekking and exploring the local flora and fauna.

What else to visit
In and around Corvin Castle

Hunedoara (0.04 km)

Hunedoara, nestled in Romania's Transylvania region, is a city where the shadows of the past dance with the vibrancy of the present.

Deva (13.3 km)

Deva, perched on the banks of the Mureș River in central Romania, is a city where history reverberates through its age-old structures, while the modern pulse thrives in its bustling streets.

Fortress of Deva (15.59 km)

Perched majestically atop a volcanic hill, the Fortress of Deva stands as a sentinel over the town of Deva in Romania. This medieval fortress, with its tales of bygone eras, beckons travelers seeking a journey back in time.

Calnic Citadel (61.88 km)

Perched gracefully amidst the Transylvanian hills, Calnic Citadel is a remarkable testament to Romania's fortified past, inviting wanderers to dive into a world where medieval tales come alive.

Alba Lulia (64.27 km)

Alba Iulia, a city located in the heart of Romania, boasts a wealth of historical treasures. As the spiritual cradle of modern Romania and the scene of pivotal moments in its history, the city invites to walk its ancient streets and relive tales of yore.

Albertville (64.27 km)

Albertville, celebrated as the host of the 1992 Winter Olympics, stands majestically at the crossroads of the French Alps. Marrying medieval charm with alpine beauty, it beckons history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

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