Corvin Castle, Romania

by Agnes Felber June. 02, 2015 2211 views

Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle, is a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara, in Romania. It is one of the largest castles in Europe.
Corvin Castle was laid out in 1446, when construction began at the orders of John Hunyadi (Hungarian: Hunyadi János, Romanian: Iancu de Hunedoara) who wanted to transform the former keep built by Charles I of Hungary. The castle was originally given to John Hunyadi's father, Voyk (Vajk), by Sigismund, king of Hungary, as severance in 1409.
It was also in 1446 when John Hunyadi was elected as the regent-governor of the Kingdom of Hungary.

It was built mainly in Gothic style, but has Renaissance architectural elements. It features tall and strong defence towers, an interior yard and a drawbridge. Built over the site of an older fortification and on a rock above the small Zlaști River, the castle is a large and imposing building with tall and diversely coloured roofs, towers and myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings.

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Jay 5 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful, and well explained. I like numbers 2 and 3 mostly because it shows so much of the castle, and those turreted windows are beautiful.

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Olga Helys 5 years, 4 months ago

AMAZING
Thanks for sharing

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Dan Ravasio 5 years, 4 months ago

#3 is a really cool and dramatic shot Agnes..

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