Monday, May 04, 2015

Romania: Corvin Castle in Hunedoara

Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
The one-year anniversary of our two-week trip to Romania has come & gone, but the memories and the adventures are still strong in our memories and in our hearts. We want to share more details about that trip, because looking back, we did not post very much on all the activities that we did in Romania. 
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania

Let's start with CASTLES! While in Romania we visited three castles. 

The first one we went to was in Hunedoara and is called Corvin Castle. This castle was first built in the 1400s, but had gone through many renovations and improvements over the years after fires, military action, and neglect. 
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania

Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
As legend has it, there is a deep well in the castle that was dug by a few prisoners. Those prisoners were promised release after the well was finished. Upon completing the well 15 years later, the prisoners were not granted their freedom, but instead were executed. Before they were killed, an inscription was written on the well stating "you have water, but not soul." 
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Corvin Castle Hunedoara RomaniaCorvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Today, the castle serves as a beautiful tourist attraction. For a small fee (even cheaper if you have a student ID), you can enter the castle, walk through the cobblestone court yard, explore the dungeons & torture chamber, dance with your adventure partner in the ballroom, get locked in the stocks, and stand guard at watch towers. 
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania

Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Corvin Castle has a draw bridge, a moat, watch towers, stain-glass windows, and a beautiful courtyard (& even modern-day outlets!). While walking through the grounds of the castle, I felt like I was Drew Barrymore in Ever After
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania

Corvin Castle Hunedoara Romania
Stay tuned to see pictures from the other two Romanian castles we visited: Bran & Peles. After those are posted, we will share about other fun things we did during our adventure in Romania. Get excited!
Corvin Castle Hunedoara RomaniaCorvin Castle Hunedoara
Hunedoara Corvin Castle

Have you ever toured an ancient castle? Where? Leave your answer in the comments below. 

4 comments:

  1. I love castle pics... I hadn't seen these ... Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow!!! I already can't wait to read more about Romania!

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  3. Lindsey SmallwoodMay 6, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    What an amazing trip. My fav is your hubby in the stocks - mine would totally do that too.

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  4. Oh wow - these are great photos and what a beautiful place! I think I toured an old castle in Scotland when I was in middle school, but my memory is a bit fuzzy. Also, I just read your quick "about" blurb to the left and I'm so glad I found your blog because I'm a nurse and my husband is a filmmaker too! :D

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