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Bran Castle, Bran

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Originally built in the 14th century, Bran 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. With our international travel planner, Bran attractions like Bran Castle can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • An absolute must. Price very reasonable. Would imagine in high season long queues. Would be even more amazing visiting whilst snowing. Not to much based around Dracula and Vampires in the castle. 
  • Visited while on honeymoon this trip was on my bucket list the castle is stunning in beautiful gardens only problem is the climb to the castle is steep and you have stairs to climb so not wheelchair a...  read more »
  • Beautiful out and in. Outside is like a fortress and inside views will take you to travel back in time.You can visit as individual or with a guide. Having a guide is useful because can find out more t...  read more »
  • First thing popped up in my mind: was Dracula really, really here? Was Dracula even real? But then these thoughts vanished soon after I got inside the castle. Mesmerizing! Different with Castelul Peles, Bran brings different and classic atmosphere through the architecture and the castle design.
  • One of the most beautiful castles in Romania, overall an amazing experience. Make sure you avoid the crowds (as you can wait in line for more than an hour) by visiting outside of the high season, or during the week days. If you must go in a summer weekend, be there earlier than 10:00 AM (like we did). If you don't know the story behind this castle, or the Dracula legend, take your time and read the stories scattered throughout the many rooms of the castle. We spent nearly two hours visiting, reading, and taking pictures, and we left because it started to get really crowded. A must see attraction if you visit Romania!
  • Un castel f frumos si strategic amplasat de stramosii nostri, merita vizitat.
  • Feels most of all as a tourist trap - there are many tourists, so it's hard to get a feel of the castle. There are many empty rooms and few original effects - you do not get the feeling of a beautiful, authentic castle with a great story! It seems more like a dead cold backdrop to a movie. If you are looking for a castle, then I would definitely recommend Peles Castle in Sinaia! take the train from Brasov and then you can walk up to the castle - it is like stepping into a fairy tale castle!
  • First thing you expect: Dracula! While the scenery is intriguing and the the reputation of the castle is a strong marketing point, the reality can be a big disappointing for mystery and thrill seekers. A bit more expensive then other Transylvanian castles, it fails to deliver any Dracula-related story. For an additional fee, you can visit several torture chambers. But make no mistakes: there are absolutely no vampires there. They probably all ran away because of the crowd :), which is indeed highly problematic. Still, it has a nice medieval Transylvanian atmosphere.
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