Bran Castle, Bran

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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. To visit Bran Castle and other attractions in Bran, use our Bran trip builder website .
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  • August 18, 2017
    The castle could potentially be nice to see, if it weren't for the way it's being managed. Although tickets are expensive for what you get, the place is extremely popular and they let in way too many ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    It stands on a hill in strategically pee control of the Valley. Nicer outside than inside with clean rooms furnished, some steep stair, discrete views inside the Castle and nothing more. The air of mystery that hovers, the shadow; Dracula, a single standard poster; the rest his reputation depended totally on the novel that set the adventures of count and the publicity that followed.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This has nothing to do with Dracula, the tickets are way too expensive, loads and loads of people flock inside like sheep only to be disappointed when they come out. No guides available, a real con fo...  more »
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  • You can easily find info on-line so I'll just say this: the place is awesome and well-worth a visit. You shouldn't expect any Dracula related stuff -except the crap souvenirs you can find in the surrounding area, which I wouldn't suggest buying. If you really need a souvenir, there are a few art stores in the area with decent paintings of the castle. Also, you could find something nice in the antique stores.
  • Amazing castle with loads of rooms and pathways for the visitor to explore. There is some scaffolding work at the moment which is a pity but it does not interfere too much with the experience. A must when in Romania
  • Very nice place, the castle is well maintained inside out. Very quiet and not as crowded as other must-visit places. As said this is a must-visit as well as the town of Bran itself. Tip for the students: bring your University ID card and ask for students discount,all over Romania museums and monuments are much cheaper to visit as a student.
  • Very nice castle to visit and amazing gardens too! It can however get crowded at times due to narrow corridors and walkways. Otherwise, it is overall an excellent visit.
  • A lovely castle, don't expect much of Dracula, there's a bit about Bram Stoker, and where the word Dracula comes from, expect to spend about 1.5 hours max walking around the castle and grounds, its not as big as it looks. Well worth a visit, if your in the area.

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