Corvin Castle is the most captivating castle in Romania as well as Sibiu has the most beautiful historical downtown.
from your hotel at 8:00 am
but we can smile in any language
this tour is for everyone
well it might be ± 1 hour
Highlights of this day tour:
- Corvin Castle – One of the most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in Europe.
- Sibiu City – A great city with german influences was the largest and wealthiest from Transylvania.
- Transylvanian landscape
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Corvin / Hunyadi Castle
One of the most valuable monuments of medieval architecture not just in Romania but in Europe is Corvin Castle. Attested in the documents early in the 14th century, having been actually a defense stronghold. On the 18th of October 1409, King Sigismund of Luxembourg granted the stronghold to the Romanian Prince Voicu, for his acts of bravery.
Above all John Hunyadi, Voicu’s son radically changed it in keeping with the springing up of firearms, of the new methods of struggle and siege. This is to say that it results in an impressive defense fortress meant to resist the onset of large armies. So during 1446 -1453 new works were carried out which turned the stronghold into a sumptuous castle.
Soon after John Hunyadi’s death, his son Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary and Croatia, erected the Northern wing of the castle with elegant loggias, built in the Renaissance style. After that at the beginning of the 17th century Prince of Transylvania Gabriel Bethlen built the Southern and Eastern sides. But at the same time, some works altering the old Gothic architecture of the castle were undertaken. From 1724 the castle belongs to the state while in 1880 it was declared a historical monument. Far-reaching actions of restoring the castle began in 1956 made by the Board of Historical Monuments and were concluded in 1968.
The architectural outlook of the castle in Hunedoara blends Gothic style with elements of the Renaissance and of the Baroque styles. Today the castle is arranged like a museum is open to visitors.
Sibiu Medieval downtown
Sibiu was founded in 1191 was the main Saxon city of Transylvania controlling the trade route with Wallachia through Olt gorge. Old Town is a startling sight, with many of its houses painted in various colors. Split into a historic center and lower new town, Sibiu has many fine old churches and some of Romania’s best museums, as well as the remains of fortifications and bastions. Sibiu has strong Saxon characteristics where you will find narrow streets and old gabled houses that will make you think of Germany. Nowadays Sibiu became one of Romania’s most popular tourist destinations and declared in 2007 the European Capital of Culture.
There is nothing more delicious than lunch in Sibiu downtown, the European Gastronomic Capital in 2019. Enjoin the food in peace first and sightseeing after. Visit the Lutheran Evangelic Cathedral, the Orthodox Cathedral, and the surroundings of this fortified city.
I know is hard to believe but is like you are stepping into a fairytale.
Morning Pick-up from your hotel in Brasov
Today will be a long interesting day. Even tho we have to drive for 4 hours to Corvin castle you will get the chance to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Transylvanian wilderness along the way.
The first stop is Corvin Castle. Known as Hunyadi Castle located in the west part of Transylvania in Hunedoara County. Here we park the car close to the castle, as a guide I will operate the tickets faster and due to your visit, I’ll guide you inside the most exquisite castle from Europe.
Excited after visiting the castle we take the road back and we stop in Sibiu. Is nothing more delicious than lunch in Sibiu downtown, the European Gastronomic Capital in 2019. Enjoin the food in peace first and sightseeing after. Visit the Lutheran Evangelic Cathedral, the Orthodox Cathedral, and the surroundings of this fortified city.
Evening drop-off at your hotel in Brasov
At the end of the tour, I’ll take you back to your hotel.
By choosing this private day tour you will have not just my full attention but also a car at your disposal with me as a driver.
I’ll be your guide for all the sights that we will be going to visit. Promise to try to answer all of your questions.
I know from my experience how unpleasant might be to deal with foreign money, so you don’t have to bother with this, the cost of the tickets is included.
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