Almost 11,000 tourists visited the Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle (Castelul Corvinilor in Romanian), in Hunedoara, over May 1-3, when The European Castles Fair took place, an absolute record of visitors for the May 1 mini-holiday at the castle.
Compared with the same period of last year, the number of tourists who visited the castle in Hunedoara grew by 68.8 per cent.
“It is clearly a new record of visitors at the Corvin Castle. During the three days of The European Castles Fair, we recorded 10,931 visitors, compared with 6,482 tourists recorded in the same time span last year,” the manager of the Corvin Castle, Costin Tinca, told Agerpres on Monday.
According to him, all the exhibitors agreed in the end that The European Castles Fair was a success, while the Romanian ones assured everybody present that they will be sure to participate in the second edition too.
“The event represented a good occasion for us to meet and exchange views over the manner in which we can promote a historic monument. I noticed the presence at the Fair of the former Minister of Culture, the European Deputy Mircea Diaconu, who assured us of his support for the next year’s edition”, said Tinca.
As soon as the Fair ended, the 21 exhibitions were given a “feedback” form in which they were asked by the organisers to fill their impressions about the event and also to make written proposals and suggestions for the second edition.
The first edition of The European Castles Fair brought together in the Assembly Hall [Sala Dietei in Romanian] of the Corvin Castle in Hunedoara the representatives of 21 castles or palaces from six European countries.