Hunedoara Castle Tour, the castle where Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, was imprisoned 7 years;
Visit where the great union of Romania took place;
Discover the most important Gothic-style secular building in Transylvania;
Professional travel guide and traditional lunch included;
Visit one of the most beautiful castle in Europe - European BEST destination TOP;
Meeting at 9AM;
English speaking travel guide;
Transport with private car with WiFi;
Pick-up from any address in Brasov;
Souvenirs and gifts;
Hunedoara Castle Legend Tour is visiting two of the best conserved medieval settlements of Romania and whole Europe, Hunedoara Castle and Alba Iulia Citadel.
The first stop will be Alba Iulia Citadel which is located on the Mures River. Between 1541 and 1690 it was the capital of the Principality of Transylvania. The city is historically important for the Romanians, because here in 1918 was the great union of Romania.
The main historical area of Alba Iulia is the upper city, developed extensively by Charles VI of the Holy Roman Empire. The upper city's fortress, with seven bastions in a stellar shape, was constructed in the 18th century, using the Vauban system - the largest of this kind in south-eastern Europe.
Inside the fortress is the Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Batthyaneum library, the Roman Catholic Bishop's palace, the Orthodox Cathedral, National Museum of Unification, Union Hall, Apor Palace, the Princely Palace, and the University of Alba Iulia. We will have a tour of the citadel and you will understand what is meaning for us this city.
From here we will leave to see the most important Gothic-style secular building in Transylvania, the Hunedoara Castle.
The lunch will be served in Hunedoara in a restaurant from where we will see the old part of the city.
After the lunch, we will visit the Hunedoara Castle, this Gothic style castle built on roman ruins in the 14th century. Even Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, was imprisoned here during his youth for 7 years.
Built over the site of an older fortification and on a rock above the small river Zlasti, the castle is a large and imposing building with tall and diversely colored roofs, towers and myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings.
The Hunedoara Castle served as a fortress until middle of 14th century, when it became the residence of Transylvania's ruler, John Hunyadi or Iancu de Hunedoara. John of Hunedoara upgraded the fortress and it soon became known as the most beautiful castle in Transylvania. Today you can see its Gallery, Maces Tower, the Knights Hall, the Council Hall, Chapel, and 100 ft courtyard.
In February 2007, Hunyad Castle played host to the British paranormal television program "Most Haunted Live!" for a three-night live investigation into the spirits reported to be haunting the castle. Results were inconclusive.
After the Hunedoara Castle visit we hit the road back to Brasov.