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Muzeul Castelul Corvinilor

Str. Castelului nr. 1-3

Hunedoara 331141 - Romania


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It doesn’t matter that the Corvin castle is not the castle of Dracula, if you enter and browse photos and videos inside this section you will necessarily associate Dracula with this place. Hanged upon a rocky spur, this castle was built and built again for kings and knights. Learn more about its history, its true and unreal characters, the events happened inside this extraordinary architecture. Use your imagination and create you work.

Muzeul Castelul Corvinilor (Transylvania, Romania)

a castle hung upon a rocky spur

The 14th century castle is located on a rock above the small Zlaști River in Hunedoara, in the region of Transylvania.
The castle was built by King Charles I of Hungary over the site of an older Roman fortification.

In 1409 it was given as severance to John Hunyadi's father, by Sigismund, king of Hungary.
The castle was rebuilt between 1441 and 1453. After the death of John, the castle passed to his son Matthias (Corvinus) who enlarged it combining Gothic and Renaissance styles. After a severe destruction in 1854 and many years of neglect, the castle was restored even if many original elements have been destroyed.

Today the castle is a large and imposing building with tall and diversely colored roofs, towers and myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings. It has been transformed into a museum, which exhibits archeological findings, ancient books, decorative arts and arms.

The castle is often associated to the Dracula and it is believed that it inspired some descriptions in the book by Bram Stoker.

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Origins, History and Life of the Muzeul Castelul Corvinilor

In this section you can discover the origins of the building. You will find the history, a short description of architectural elements, multimedia to explore. You should use some of these information to create your work and give new personal sense to the history of the building.

Characters who were here

Many people lived in the building across centuries. Look at the biographies of the most important characters who stayed in the villa. The section gives you basic information on them and suggests link to deepen each argument.

Events in Muzeul Castelul Corvinilor

In this section you can discover the events related to this magnificent building: browse photos and videos related to the contemporary life of this wonder.