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 all know the story, so a visit to this castle is a must. Although it’s hardly about Dracula, but the visit and the history behind the place is worth the visit. 
    We all know the story, so a visit to this castle is a must. Although it’s hardly about Dracula, but the visit and the history behind the place is worth the visit.  more »
  • Cute big house, busy due to a fabricated mythology. A few old exhibits to look at. Don’t waste money on the Time Tunnel - short with a half a dozen small TV screens showing fire for 20Lei each... 
    Cute big house, busy due to a fabricated mythology. A few old exhibits to look at. Don’t waste money on the Time Tunnel - short with a half a dozen small TV screens showing fire for 20Lei each...  more »
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  • Very touristy but nice place. I recommend a visit right after opening, but there will still be a lot of other people with you. Nice views are from the balconies of the castle and from the castle park. I definitely recommend a visit, but be prepared for the crowd. If you buy tickets online, you don't have to wait in line.
  • Cool site to visit. It is definitely a place where most tourists will be so be prepared for a lot of visitors taking photos etc. i suggest buying a ticket ahead of time so you can skip the line when the site opens. Also be prepared to walk. The entrance alone is a pretty steep walk before reaching the castle. All in all it’s a cool place to visit.

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