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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  • Cute and tiny medieval castle. It is not his fault that he was appointed Dracula's castle. Though the must-visit tourist attraction of Romania, would not go here separately, except on the way...
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  • Okay, so Dracula may not have been a real person, but this castle and the legend that goes along with it were amazing. It lived up to what I expected it to be like.  more »
  • 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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