Visiting Count Dracula: the legendary Bran Castle,Transylvania

In the Romanian Transylvania is great and amazing castle – Bran Castle, the legendary Dracula’s castle. This romantic and warlike Middle Ages construction rises in the picturesque Carpathian Mountains.

Bran Castle, now referred to as Dracula’s Castle, attracts tourists from all over the world. But in fact it has never been residence of Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia, better known as the vampire Count Dracula. Just after the release of the legendary novel by Bram Stoker, Bran has gained its fame and became the business card of tourism in Romania.

According to legend, the Romanian Count Vlad Tepes was here passing through, and maybe stayed a couple of times. The story of his relationship with Bran seems to end. But there is a stubborn researchers who believe that the count was thrown into the dungeon of the castle after fallen out of favor Hungarian King Matthias Hunyadi.

But in fact, the Bran Castle was built in the late 14th century by the locals. Initially Bran, as well as other European castles, served to protect the town. Its corridors and halls form a labyrinth.

After the proclamation of Greater Romania, the castle was presented to the Queen Mary as a sign of love and devotion to this woman by Romanians. So Bran became a royal residence. Today the castle is the original historical museum under the open sky. Here you can see how you lived Romanians. In addition, the town Bran is also famous for its cheese, the recipe of which is kept in secret, and passed from one generation to another.

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