Dracula's Castle....kind of
Trip Start Aug 26, 2011
14Trip End Dec 15, 2011
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Bran Castle situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Commonly known as "Dracula's
Castle" (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is marketed as the home
of the titular character in Bram Stoker's Dracula
that Stoker knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential
associations with Vlad III, voivode of Wallachia, the putative inspiration for Dracula.The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected
by Queen Marie. Tourists can see the interior individually or by a guided tour. At the bottom of the hill is a small open air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country.
So, a little disappointing but the castle was still really cool!
We also did some sightseeing in Brasov. The city was really cool, we were promised some free time but unfortunately never got it.