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The Castle of Hunedoara

A May 2006 trip to Transylvania by 3mttours

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Quote: The Caslte of Hundoara represents one of the few things connecting Hungary and Romania, the two neighbouring countries, in their turbulent common history.

Rasnov Castle

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Attraction | "The Castle"

Rasnov Castle Photo, Brasov, Romania
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Indeed, the castle has been donated in 1409 by King Sigismund of Luxemburg, the Hungarian king of that time, to Voicu and his family, of Romanian (Vallahian) origin, to reward their military ability and their fidelity towards the Hungarian Crown. Fortunately enough, the popularity of the Hunyadi family rose dramatically with the simple people, which helped them get into the Hungarian nobility pretty fast, thus escaping of the century-old rivalry between the Hunyadi family and the Drăculşti (both families of Valahian origin, the latter being rulers in Valahia).  The castle itself, or a citadel on the same place, dates back to the 13th century probably right after the Mongol invasion in 1241. I...Read More

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Rasnov Castle
Near Brasov
Transylvania, Romania

Hunedoara Castle

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Attraction | "The Well of the Castle"

Hunedoara Castle Photo, Transylvania, Romania
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Most legends of that time in the area of today’s Romania, include Turks and their misfortune when captured by the rival army. And indeed so, at that time, Turks, as a military power of the time and with their expansionist tendency, formed a real danger for the provinces building up today’s Romania and their neighbours at the time. It is of no wonder, that these provinces saw a relief in those tales. The fountain dates back to the period when the castle has been in the property of Ioan Hunyadi. The story goes, that after the battle in Belgrad, 1456, Ioan captures some Turks, two of whom he brings to his castle. He promised them their freedom, if they dig a fountain within the castle and fiind water....Read More

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Hunedoara Castle
Hunedoara Caslte
Transylvania