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Attractions in Hundoara

Corvin's Castle/Hunyadi Castle

It is one of the most significant feudal Gothic monuments in south-east Europe. It was risen in the 14th century, and it is one of the largest and most famous of Iancu de Hunedoara's properties. After passing through time and numerous owners, the castle has gradually transformed, towers and other chambers being added every time the owner changed. The castle was restored and today serves as a museum.

Bucura Lake

It is said that Bucura is the largest glacier lake in Romania, stretching on nearly 9 hectares, which is the equivalent of five soccer fields. The lake, situated at an altitude of over 2000 meters, is hidden within the area of Retezat mountain, which resembles a fortress that guards the natural beauty of the lake. It is an ideal place for nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Retezat National Park

The park was founded in 1935 to preserve the fauna and the landscape of the high mountain. It is home to a large collection of rare fauna and mountain animals, such as the black goat, the bear, the dear, and other animals found in a mountain "setting".

Hunedoara Zoo

Home to lions, bears, wolves and many other animals, the zoo in Hunedoara awaits visitors, daily, between 8 am and 8 pm. It is a great place to spend a few hours, especially if you're accompanied by the family in your trip.

Nearby Attractions

The area surrounding Hunedoara is home to Romania's oldest churches and monasteries. Among them, we find St. George Orthodox Church, in Streisangeorgiu, risen between 1140 and 1150, on the exact site where an older wooden church used to be, Strei Orthodox Church, which is about 10 km from Hunedoara, dating since late-13th century, and St. Nicholas Church, founded by Matei Corvin, dating since 1458.

Also nearby Hunedoara, there is Prislop Monastery, set within rare beautiful surroundings, founded by Nicodim, in the beginning of the 15th century, as well as one of the oldest wooden churches in Romania, only 5 km away, at Almasu Mic, a historical monument, built in 1623.

Other nearby religious gems, include "The Rising of the Lord Church" (Inaltarea Domnului), dating since late-13th century, which can be seen on the way to Pietrele cabans, in Retezat, Mountains, at Nucsoara, Colt Fortress Church, also dating since the 13th century, the Church in Densus, a unique monument in the Romanian medieval architecture, believed to date since the 13th century, as well, and the 14th century Orthodox Church in Ostrov, with a fresque dating since 1365.

With a little effort, and good will, all of the churches can be seen in one day, by following this path: Hunedoara — Calan, Streisângiorgiu — Strei — Sântamarie Orlea — Nucsoara — Suseni, Cetatea Colt — Ostrov — Pesteana — Densus — Hateg — Prislop — Hunedoara.