Just one hour and a half drive from Sibiu, Corvin Castle , also known as Hunyad Castle or Hunedoara Castle is one of the most important tourist attraction in southern
Transylvania. The fairy-tale Gothic castle, with its drawbridge over a rushing river, the pointed turrets and towering buttresses is maybe the best representation of the
archetypal Transylvanian castle. Erected in the 15th century, modified many times since then, it is the largest medieval building in Romania still standing.
With 42 rooms, two terraces, two bridges (of 55 and 30 meters), 7.000 square meters of built surface and a tower 72 meters high, it has an aura of an unbeatable fortress.
The Corvin Castle is the main attraction of the tour, but according to your interests we can fill the day with other stops in the area, listed below
The most popular attraction after the Castle is the imposing fortress of Alba Iulia , built in the 18th century, in the Vauban style, richly decorated with Baroque sculptures. Inside the walls, a history books reveals to the curious eye of tourists: the Roman ruins, the Gothic cathedral of the 11th century, the medieval royal palaces and the colorful Orthodox Cathedral, built for King Ferdinand's and Queen Maria's crowning celebrations.
If time permits, on the way back to Sibiu we can visit the picturesque villages from Marginimea Sibiului, so we can get a short glance of the rural life of the southern part of Transylvania.
1. Corvin Castle
2. Sarmisegetuza Regia
3. Sarmisegetuza Ulpia Traiana
4. Densus Church
5. Alba Iulia fortess
6. Marginimea Sibiului