Hunyad Castle

December 23, 2016
Contest: Fairy and impressive castles
€ 126
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Eduard Andrica
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Built in a Renaissance-Gothic style and constructed over the site of an older fortification on a rock above the small Zlaști River, the castle is a large and imposing structure with tall towers, bastions, an inner courtyard, diversely coloured roofs, and a myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings. The castle also features a double wall for enhanced fortification and is flanked by both rectangular and circular towers, an architectural innovation for the period's Transylvanian architecture. Some of the towers (the Capistrano Tower, the Deserted Tower and the Drummers' Tower) were used as prisons. The Buzdugan Tower (a type of mace after which it was named) was solely built for defensive purposes and it had its exterior decorated with geometric motifs. The rectangular shaped towers have large openings to accommodate larger weapons.
In the castle yard, near the 15th-century chapel, there is a well 30 meters deep. According to the legend, this fountain was dug by twelve Turkish prisoners to whom liberty was promised if they reached water. After 15 years they completed the well, but their captors did not keep their promise. It is said that the inscription on a wall of the well means "you have water, but not soul".

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26 comments from 25 voubsters
Vlad Popov  

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January 14, 2017 06:02:46 PM UTC
Vanessa Kermes  

This looks beautiful. Great work

January 12, 2017 09:50:12 AM UTC
Стоян Йорданов  

10 & fav

January 11, 2017 09:08:27 PM UTC
Tihomir NIkolov  

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Gergana M  

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January 10, 2017 10:16:15 PM UTC
Tihomir NIkolov  

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January 10, 2017 08:05:28 PM UTC
Валерий Желязков  

Very nice!!!

January 10, 2017 06:43:13 AM UTC
Diana Gorin  

10

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Erika Mošková  

10 :)

January 9, 2017 06:22:54 PM UTC
Анна Василева  

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Borislava Gabura  

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Adrian Radinov  

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January 8, 2017 07:43:39 AM UTC
Jovana Djordjevic  

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Valeri Nikolaev  

10

January 6, 2017 11:54:06 AM UTC
Emilia Dobrean  

10 poza e superba

January 6, 2017 11:44:17 AM UTC
Joseph Valen Roales  

great photo :) 10!!!!

January 5, 2017 11:13:57 AM UTC
Polin Pavlova  

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Stojanovic Miljan  

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Florin Mircea  

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Agim Hoxha  

10 points

December 29, 2016 08:35:42 AM UTC
Радостина Станчева  

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Ronnel Ryan Besiera  

Nice! 10

December 27, 2016 01:09:48 AM UTC
Marija Ilic  

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December 26, 2016 07:14:20 PM UTC
Mayur Vadher  

nice one. 10+

December 24, 2016 05:18:05 AM UTC
Branislav Cernic  

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