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Hunedoara Castle

The castle of Hunedoara was built in the mid-fifteenth century by John Hunyadi, an influential member of the Hungarian aristocracy.
Among its particular feature is a mural painting depicting fourteen coats of arms covering the wall of the so-called Matthias Loggia.

This Heraldic Wall is a remarkable testimony of Hunyadi‘s aristocratic display and gives an insight into the political life of the social elite of the Hungarian Kingdom.
It consisted of two registers. The upper part was a row of fourteen armorial bearings, the lower was made up of a bushy vegetal ornamentation.