Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran

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Castle · Specialty Museum
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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  • Interesting place to visit. Lots of historical information provided. Souvenirs were plentiful with some nice choices.  more »
  • Far, far too busy. Despite signs there was no such thing as social distancing (2m signs displayed), and whilst there was someone checking temperatures it wasn’t done properly and I strongly suspect...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit. The place is very well organized and documented. If you are passionate about history and medieval stories, or if you simply visit it if you're nearby, you're going to love it. I highly recommend seeing the torture items and the tunnel of time as well. Make an extra effort if you get there ^^
  • The castle is great! Everything you'd expect! Go in the evening when it's a lot more quiet. Pay extra for the Torture Exhibition but DO NOT pay for the "Time Tunnel", it's 40 Lei for literally a 1min walk out of the castle a different way. Avoid! Rest is cool
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