Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Bran

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#1 of 224 in Museums in Romania
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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  • Cute and tiny medieval castle. It is not his fault that he was appointed Dracula's castle. Though the must-visit tourist attraction of Romania, would not go here separately, except on the way...
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  • Okay, so Dracula may not have been a real person, but this castle and the legend that goes along with it were amazing. It lived up to what I expected it to be like.  more »
  • I found this castle very cared for and very well maintained, both the inside and outside of the old village.
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  • Very interesting castle, loads of information available about Dracula and Vlad. Good restaurant. The castle does get very busy and there are lots of steep stairs to climb so be prepared. I only gave it four stars because it has absolutely nothing historically to do with the two characters associated with it.
  • Impressive castle with great history and well preserved. Nice grounds around it. The Time machine and the torture charmer are not worth the money! Good history 're Bram Stoker and Dracula.
  • Well worth a visit. A bit of building work going on but otherwise an excellent tour. Use the audio tour to illuminate your visit. It would be a difficult visit for people with mobility issues but they do have a lift for parts of the tour. Steeped in history. Just do it.
  • I love this castle, I have visited many times. I prefer it when it’s less crowded of course, to just stroll around and admire the views from the top. The gardens are lovely as well. And there is a village museum.
  • Absolutely Beautiful, the 3rd time I've visited, and they keep adding things to the castle. It seems well maintained and has a lot of events going on. The rooms are nicely, and authentically decorated even though they mention it's not the original furniture. There are points of history here and there of course where you can read about the history, a few displays of armour, weapons and clothing. My son loved it here, he is normally only interested in trains, but he was excitedly looking around every room and especially loved the lift and the secret tunnel. The gift shop has a nice selection of items and we bought a few things there. Outside, in the town, there are some very nice restraunts and kids parks, and a not to be missed market. There is also a Dracula bar and experience we went on last time, we didn't visit this time as the 6 year old wanted to go to the park, but you can easily spend most of a day here, especially in the summer.
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