Huniazilor Castle from Hunedoara

The construction of this castle started in the 15th century having an old settlement as a starting point. Depending on the kings and noblemen who lived here, this castle changed its appearance. The symbol of this castle is a raven with a golden ring in his beak. This symbol has an interesting legend. It is said that Iancu of Hunedoara was in fact the illegitimate son of Sigismund of Luxemburg, king of Hungary. At his birth, Iancu received a special golden ring so that he will be later recognised by the king. At one time, a raven stole the ring. Iancu, as a child, went outside and killed the bird with an arrow. He hit the target right in its heart and he recovered the ring. Since then, it was decided that the raven would be the his symbol. Linked to this amazing place, there is a historical rumour that Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned in this castle's dungeon for seven years, a period that made him go insane and turn to his darker thoughts. This fact was never proven.
The Corvin Castle was a host and a subject for many prestigious cinema productions (artistic movies, documentary movies or advertising spots), here being filmed famous moments of the Romanian or Universal History. Which are the criteria that make the Corvin Castle an interesting choice for the movie producers? The monument's integrality, the generosity of the areas within the precincts and the protected area of the monument, the architecture and the related services offered by the urban environment and optionally by the rural one, near the castle.

Tara Hategului

  • Close to this castle lies Tara Hategului, Orastie mountains,Sarmisegetusa the old cradle of dacic civilization

  • Sarmisegetusa means "The citadel built on a mountain peak". It is at a height of 1200 meters, a perfect observation point. Having a very strong resemblance to the stone monument at the Stonehenge, the Large Circular Sanctuary was used as a calendar. It has been said that the place was pure magic, and that subtle energies were surrounding it. It has a diameter of 30 meters and it is made of 3 concentric circles. A fascinating fact is that the Dacian people knew the secrets of astronomy. They had a very precise way to calculate time. The Andesite Sun is a surprisingly accurate calendar. This sanctuary is a circular platform with 10 rays.


  • Deva Fortress was built in the mid-13th century at the top of the Fortress Hill, on the place of a Dacian settlement and is mentioned in a document known as Castrum Deva. Worked as a military fortress until 1687 when it was occupied by Austrian troops for the second time

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    Although high at an altitude of 371 meters, the Deva Castle Hill dominates the surrounding regions, detaching itself from the meadow trenchant of the Mures, and was in 1988 declared a nature reserve. In ancient times Deva was a Dacian fortress called Decidava. Nowadays, Deva is the capital city of the Hunedoara district, an area with an extensive and fascinating history. The name Deva is thought to come from the ancient Dacian word "dava" meaning fortress or citadel. Thanks to its geographical location in relation to the main tourist attractions in the county, Deva is preferred as a starting point for various tourist routes: Deva - Sarmizegetusa site, Retezat Mountains Natural Reserve, resorts with thermal waters and baths Geoagiu Vata de Jos, Tebea, Field's Neag Monastery Prislop Cincis, Huniazilor Castle - Hunedoara, The Dacian Fortresses Orastie Mountains, the Gold Museum in Brad, Densus Church