The Castle Where Dracula Was Prisoner
Hunedoara Castle is one of the most spectacular castles in the world. It is located in the town of Hunedoara in Romania.
This 14th century gothic Hunedoara Castle is known internationally as either Hunyadi Castle or Corvin Castle.
Hunedoara Castles has direct connection to Vlad Tepes, the impaler whose atrocities inspired famous novel by Bram Stoker – Dracula.
In 1458, the Turks already controlled Constantinopole, which was the Christian gate to Europe.
Vlad Dracula fought Ottoman Turks off and the area along Danube river that was under his control was some of the most successful in fighting the invaders. The Turks responded with deployment of massive army to the Wallachia province and the rest of Romania, forcing Vlad Dracula to flee to the Transylvanian Alps mountains.
When Vlad Dracula recuperated, he went to Hunedoara Castle with intentions to get help from the king so he can fight Turks back. Instead of offering help, King Corvin imprisoned Vlad Dracula. He was held prisoner in one of Hunedoara Castle’s cells for 7 years.
After 7 years in jail, Vlad Tepes was recognized by the court as a devoted ally and released from prison. Matthias Corvin gave him the army he originally asked for and Wallachia province was once again regained under Dracula’s control.
The spirit of dark ages can be felt throughout the castle and it will surely deliver the ultimate rush to all who seek more from their vacation than just a relaxing stay at the beach.