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The Medieval Castle of Hunedoara, Romania

 
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Zoli on the bridge to the castle
szbogi's pictureby szbogi review
added on 28th of July, 2007

In our way to Sibiu we remembered that Hunedoara is well-known because it has a castle built in the 13th century so we decided to stop in this city and search for the castle.

You have to know that in Romania to find anything famous is a true adventure... it's harder to find a popular sight than an unknown small village:P

So after a little bit of detour and wandering around we arrived to the castle (in hungarian it's called Vajdahunyadi Var). It's huge and beautiful and it is in good condition so it's worth to see.

 

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Tour in Transilvania, Romania - overview

1. Jul 15, 2007 Initial experiences in Oradea (Oradea)
2. Jul 15, 2007 The legend of the castle of Deva (Deva)  (* 6)
3. Jul 15, 2007 The Medieval Castle of Hunedoara (Hunedoara)  (* 11)
4. Jul 15, 2007 Visiting Sibiu in the summer (Sibiu)  (* 7)
5. Jul 16, 2007 In the Fagaras Mountains, Romania (Fagaras)  (* 33)
6. Jul 16, 2007 Short trip to the Vidraru Lake, Romania (Curtea de Arges)  (* 14)
7. Jul 17, 2007 At the Bran Castle, Dracula's legendary home (Bran)  (* 21)
8. Jul 17, 2007 Visiting the Peles Castle near Sinaia (Sinaia)  (* 11)
9. Jul 17, 2007 Brasov, one of Romania's greatest cities (Brasov)  (* 11)
10. Jul 18, 2007 The baths of Tusnad and the St. Anna Lake (Tusnad)  (* 3)
11. Jul 19, 2007 Amazing canyon in Romania (Bicaz)  (* 5)
12. Jul 19, 2007 Excursion at the Bicaz Canyon (Cheile Bicazului) (Bicaz)  (* 8)
13. Jul 19, 2007 At the Red Lake of Romania (Lacu Rosu)  (* 7)
14. Jul 19, 2007 At the Salt Mine in Praid (Praid)  (* 12)
15. Jul 20, 2007 Last station: Sovata and the Bear Lake (Sovata)  (* 4)

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Hunedoara Travel guide

The city is crossed by the Cerna River, an important Romanian river coming from the mountains and flowing into the Mures River.Hunedoara, Travel Guide – Flora and Fauna The local fauna and flora is strongly influenced by the economic activity within the city, but there are still numerous areas where it remained unchanged. The flora is characterized by the presence of several species like the oaks, beech and locust tree mainly on the hilly side and numerous poplars and willows on the river banks. Indigene fauna is represented by species of squirrel, foxes, partridge and numerous sheat fish, barbell, carp and pickerels. There is also a... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Hunedoara

Visiting the Peles Castle near Sinaia - Aug 1, 2007, by szbogi
This castle was very different from the previous ones mainly because it was built between 1873 and 1883, so it's "new" compared to the others visited before:) The castle was the summer residence of king Carol I so inside is very... Read more »

Short trip to the Vidraru Lake, Romania - Jul 31, 2007, by szbogi
We had chosen a longer way to get home (back to the motel) but I'm glad we did so. We had the opportunity to visit the Vidraru Lake, one of the biggest artificial lakes in Romania. The lake and the barrage also were huge. At first we saw a... Read more »

About the Botanical Garden of Cluj Napoca - Apr 6, 2009, by cipristb
The Botanical Garden “Alexandru Borza” aparteining at Babes-Balyai University from Cluj Napoca was founded in 1920 by the teacher Alexandru Borza. Having a surface of 14 hectares it host 10 000 species of plants from all over... Read more »

Walk trip and hiking at Vadu Crisului, Romania - Jun 27, 2009, by angel
After coming out of the cave we took to the left and walked about 3 minutes to the waterfall. If you choose to come here you have to be a bit 'blind' - the way to the waterfall is full of garbage and broken glass. But if you don't look at... Read more »

Last station: Sovata and the Bear Lake - Aug 29, 2007, by szbogi
The previous day we arrived to Sovata. This little city is famous because it has some very salted lakes. Two of them are opened for the people who want to swim in it, but of course you have to pay for it. When we arrived the first thing was... Read more »

 
 

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