CORVIN CASTLE

  
Corvin Castle
 Info: Built in the 14th Century, Corvinilor Castle represents one of the most amazing and well-preserved a medieval buildings, being in fact the most famous property of Iancu de Hunedoara, building that even today dominates the city of Hunedoara. Iancu de Hunedoara was the one who stopped the Turkish army at belgrad in their rise towards Europe, after conquering the Constantinople in 1456. The castle has 42 chambers, 2 platforms, 2 bridges and is built on area of 7000 square m.

The Legend of the well:  „You have water, but you have no soul”: 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 battle against 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 finalyy reached for water, but instead of being release, 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”



 

 

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