Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran

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Originally built in the 14th century, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) draws visitors because of its association with the bloodthirsty 15th-century Romanian ruler, Vlad the Impaler. The castle served as a fortress guarding the mountain pass and was advertised as the home of the ruler--also known as Dracul (the devil), who inspired the legend of Dracula. Perched on a rock above the river, the site offers panoramic views of the mountains. Today, its interiors feature art and furniture that belonged to the last Romanian Queen, Marie. Different rooms house some historical writings and the royal family tree. Check out an open-air museum in the park at the bottom of the hill with traditional Romanian peasant cottages and barns. To visit Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and other attractions in Bran, use our Bran trip builder website .
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  • We went from Bucharest to Bran, which is more than three hours drive to get there. The location is amazing and the castle impresses although inside it doesn't stop being like any small castle.
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  • I left from Bucharest to go there about 200 km we found a cold rainy day only lacked the snow however it was worth it as all the monuments I visited very clean supervised ordered many stalls press to buy take a full tour the Same article you find it at very different prices many restaurants in the vicinity of the castle.
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  • Very interesting castle, loads of information available about Dracula and Vlad. Good restaurant. The castle does get very busy and there are lots of steep stairs to climb so be prepared. I only gave it four stars because it has absolutely nothing historically to do with the two characters associated with it.
  • Impressive castle with great history and well preserved. Nice grounds around it. The Time machine and the torture charmer are not worth the money! Good history 're Bram Stoker and Dracula.
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