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Bran Castle, Bran

(3.8/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • really liked it. were in February. little people. all well reviewed and photographed. the price is reasonable. . inside the wooden furniture is made perfectly. Yes were previously masters! outside the landscape wonderful. and toilet-. when exiting bought souvenirs and hot mulled wine drank, and cheaper than in other cities of Romania. but on tv, heard that gather close for restoration: found in the floor kind of mold. so I advise before you travel to make sure about the opening of the Museum
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  • I had great expactations about that trip, however when I see the castle (from inside), I felt totally disapointed. Maybe we saw too many unreal thinhs in the movies :( But the village is so nice and l...  more »
  • Hi, with my family (and our poodle) we ventured to a 1400 km long road trip for me was long. I wanted to visit the Postojna Cave, which although beautiful, we have the best. Budapest, beautiful ... we must return. Dracula Castle in Bran, although we expected more gloomy, shrouded in mystery and a bit isolated in the Woods (was no). Attention in Romania do not bring dogs because in many hotels and restaurants are not accepted. Go to Sibiu and Brasov Get before entering Slovenia, Hungary, Romania to purchase highway permits (rovineta??) each their language .... otherwise you fine heavily, I tell you that I'm not forgiving ... Indeed!
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  • Beautiful castle full of charm and history! The walk up to the castle was nice. The market gave us a good chance to buy a hat and scarf which we had forgotten and needed due to the chill October wind. The castle is a bit cold inside and perhaps not best for those that aren't that mobile. There is a lot to read and it's nicely restored with examples of furniture and antiquities from the castles past ... oh and a few mentions of Vlad the impaler, Dracula himself! A great experience with beautiful views and charming architecture.
  • Beautiful historic castle, regardless of obvious tourist-dollar inspired tie to Count Dracula. Winding stair cases and scenic views throughout. Well designed tour and guide was pleasant and easy to understand. Was not a fan of the torture device exhibit, but I understand why it was there.
  • Beautiful building, it is like a maze and you can really imagine the families living there. The queue is a little long so the earlier the better or late afternoon are the best times to arrive. Fascinating history well documented in several languages inside, I think this was great value for money. Only reason it is not 5 stars is because of the tour guides pushing around but that was poor timing and nothing to do with the castle itself.
  • Amazing place steeped in history (and not all Dracula as most people would expect). The drop-off was closely located to the castle which looks radient in the sunlight and is hard to imagine that this was the backdrop to Bram stoker's castle dracula in his novel. It is easy to see why this was a favourite place of the queen before the war. be sure to take a look at the private torture exhibition but be warned , this is not for the faint hearted.
  • Even though we went during the off season, or perhaps because it was Halloween, the queue was ridiculous. The castle is cool, but not worth sharing with tons of people. Recommend heading when there isn't a line to get in.