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Dracula's Castle

The Bran Castle is built on top of a rock, in the Bran Village, in Brasov county, in Transylvania. It is one of the most visited attractions in Romania, because of Count Dracula’s Legend. Even though the castle was built by Teutons, in 1212, its first attestation dates back to 19th of November, 1377, when Louis the Great allowed the inhabitants of Brasov to build it. The castle served as a border between Transylvania and Wallachia and was part of Brasov for a very long period of time. What made it special were the four towers, a mobile bridge that served as an entrance, Gothic portals, very narrow stairs, tall rooms, arcades and other architectural elements. Also, the medieval art and weapons present here, such as mural paintings and a cannon since 1601, as well as the carpets and furniture that represent the Renaissance and the Baroque styles and the Gothic music-room, made it even more famous over the years.

The castle was donated to Queen Maria of Romania on the 1st of December 1920, as a gratitude symbol of Brasov’s inhabitants for her contribution to the Great Union in 1918. That’s when the castle was renovated and received water supply.

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Dracula's Castle in pictures

Outside view of the castle
Outside view of the castle
The castle's interior yard
The castle's interior yard
Outside view of the castle during winter
Outside view of the castle during winter
One of the main rooms
One of the main rooms
Piece of armor from inside the castle
Piece of armor from inside the castle

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Outside view of the castle by Florin73m - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 roThe castle's interior yard by Erwan Martin - source, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0Outside view of the castle during winter by Mennowijnen - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 roOne of the main rooms by LibertinaGrim - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 roPiece of armor from inside the castle by Atia - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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