Hunyad Castle, Hunedoara, Romania.

The blog Simple & Interesting covers a great variety of topics, one of which is the scenic spots in Romania. Here, for example, is more information on Hunyad (or Corvin) Castle. When you go to the blog, click on the “Beautiful Romania” tag and you will lots of items with great photographs. Enjoy!

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Hunyad Castle was built by King Charles I of Hungary, after his visit in Temesvár (Timişoara), Kingdom of Hungary (now Romania), in 1307. The King decided to set up residence there. The building, probably built by Italian builders, was finished in 1315 and in 1316 the King was already established in the new castle, where he lived almost eight years. The last document signed by him in Timisoara dated June 15, 1323. In 1409, the castle was given to John Hunyadi’s father, Voyk, by Sigismund, king of Hungary, as severance. The castle was restored between 1446 and 1453 by his son John Hunyadi. It was built mainly in Gothic style, but has Renaissance architectural elements. It features tall and strong defense towers, an interior yard and a drawbridge. Built over the site of an older fortification and on a rock above the small river Zlaşti, the…

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