On the third day of your medieval tour of Romania we will head to Richis, a small village near Biertan, that is home to a gothic fortified church with an age of over 500 years.
From Richis we will head to Biertan, which boasts with the largest fortified church in Romania, surrounded by three rows of walls protected by 6 towers and 3 bastions. Biertan is one of Transylvania's villages with fortified churches and has been included in the UNESCO patrimony since 1993.
Our next stop is at Alba Iulia, a city where Romania’s history vibrated for more than 2000 years. This place was, over the years, home to a Roman Fort, a medieval defense fortress, and ultimately, a large stellar-shaped fortress with bastions in Romania, built in a Vauban style.
One of the most famous Transylvanian castles is the impressive Corvin Castle. The castle built in a Gothic style is underlined by tall towers decorated with dragons carved in stone, seemingly taken out of a fantasy novel. Also known as the Hunyad Castle, it amazes not only through its architecture but also through the story that ties it to John Hunyadi, one of the legendary heroes that helped stop the Ottoman invasion. Until the middle 14th century, Corvin Castle was a fortress, after that the castle became the residence of Iancu de Hunedoara.
After visiting Corvin Castle, we will drive to Sibiu, where we will overnight in a beautiful boutique hotel in the city centre.