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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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  • Iconic place and outside view. The museum is poor on exhibits, always overcrowded with people and the Dracula backstory is beyond fake. 
    Iconic place and outside view. The museum is poor on exhibits, always overcrowded with people and the Dracula backstory is beyond fake.  more »
  • This is a cute medieval castle, with some explained history. The story of Queen Marie was really interesting. However, I found it quite overrated compared to other castles like Peles castle (which.....  more
    This is a cute medieval castle, with some explained history. The story of Queen Marie was really interesting. However, I found it quite overrated compared to other castles like Peles castle (which.....  more »
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  • Lovely castle with a huge garden and nice park. I will recommend to be visited in summer as it looks great. As it's promoted as Dracula's Castle I think it would be nice to have more details about the history of DRACULA. The tour doesn't take too long and at the end you'll find a gifts shop for buying some souvenirs.
  • It's okay. Very nice and well preserved castle. I don't like the atmosphere there. Vampire story is just made up to bring more tourist to the castle and get as much profit as they can. If you really know the history of king Vlad, nothing makes sense and actually then you discover his castle is even in completely different place. Fact that some American guy (current owner) just made some cheap and overcrowded attraction from this beautiful historic place is sad. Ticket price is definitely too high comparing to what you can see in other castles in this region. Is it worth to see? If you love castles as I do then you may consider it. There is plenty of tourists and kids making this place hard to enjoy. But there are some quiet places, especially at the gardens :)

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