HUNIAZILOR CASTLE
FIVE SENSES PROJECT
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Built in the 14th century, Corvinilor Castle represents one of the most
amazing and well-preserved medieval buildings, ...
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Iancu de Hunedoara was the one who stopped the
Turkish army at Belgrad in their rise towards Europe,
after conquering t...
The Corvinilor Castle is one piece of a kind because of the special styles in which it
was built and because of the presen...
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

The castle has 42 chambers, 2
platforms, 2 bridges and is built
on an area of 7000 square m.
It was built mainly in ...
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



In the vicinity of the entrance of the
church, there is a fountain which was
dug in stone by three Turkish
prison...
The access to the castle is made on a wooden bridge which is sustained by 4
massive stony piers that are placed in the riv...
Bibliography:
http://www.romanianmonasteries.org/romania/corvinil
or-castle
http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioan_de_Hunedoara...
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  1. 1. HUNIAZILOR CASTLE FIVE SENSES PROJECT
  2. 2.  Built in the 14th century, Corvinilor Castle represents one of the most amazing and well-preserved medieval buildings, being in fact the most famous property of Iancu de Hunedoara, building that even today dominates the city of Hunedoara.
  3. 3.  Iancu de Hunedoara was the one who stopped the Turkish army at Belgrad in their rise towards Europe, after conquering the Constantinople in 1456. Only a few know that even today the bells of the Catholic Churches still toll in the middle of the day for this victory, as a decision of the Vatican Church.
  4. 4. The Corvinilor Castle is one piece of a kind because of the special styles in which it was built and because of the presence of some military innovations. It is also known that people led a very impetuous life there at the castle for more than 400 years. This building suffered along the years various changes and during Iancu de Hunedoara’s reign, the castle became also a luxurious home, not only a strategic point.
  5. 5.   The castle has 42 chambers, 2 platforms, 2 bridges and is built on an area of 7000 square m. 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 Zlaști River, the castle is a large and imposing building with tall and diversely colored roofs, towers and myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings.
  6. 6.    In the vicinity of the entrance of the church, there is a fountain which was dug in stone by three Turkish prisoners. The legend says that when these three prisoners were captured by Iancu de Hunedoara from his battles against the Turkish army, they were told that if they dug in stone and reached for water, they would be released. For ten years the Turkish prisoners dug nearly 20-25 meters into stone and they finally reached for water, but instead of being released, they were beheaded. This is just a legend and it’s not specific only to Corvinilor Castle. Before being executed, it is said that one of the prisoners had carved into stone the following words: “You have water, but you have no soul”. The truth is that one of the prisoners, which was in fact the son of a vizier, carved on one of the stones from the wall near the well that he built that well together with two other prisoners while they were prisoners to these giaours.
  7. 7. The access to the castle is made on a wooden bridge which is sustained by 4 massive stony piers that are placed in the riverbed of Zlasti.
  8. 8. Bibliography: http://www.romanianmonasteries.org/romania/corvinil or-castle http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioan_de_Hunedoara http://enciclopediaromaniei.ro/wiki/Iancu_de_Hunedo ara http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castelul_Hunedoarei Mădălina Radu, 7th grade, Dichiseni School This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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