Bran Castle, Transylvania, Romania (with Map & Photos)

Perched on the axis of a cliff on the ancient border between Transylvania and Wallachia, Bran Castle, popularly known as Dracula's Castle, is a legendary scene as well as the most popular fortress in Romania.

Bran Castle
Bran Castle

Built between 1377 and 1388, the castle is an important Romanian national monument that served as the inspiration to famed writer Bram Stoker for the creation of one of the most popular novels of all time, Dracula.

A walk through the castle


During the tour through the narrow passageways of the castle that lead us to discover the different rooms, we find numerous pieces of medieval furniture that transport us to bygone times when the castle was inhabited and full of life.

Bran Castle
Bran Castle

Among the different rooms that are covered during the visit, a room dedicated to the legend of Vlad the Impaler and the myth of Dracula stands out, as well as a room dedicated to the imaginative instruments of torture that became fashionable at the time. The castle looms over a central courtyard in which the unfair trials against those accused of heresy were held.

Reality or fiction?


One topic that often causes great confusion is that the real Dracula, Vlad Tepes (better known as "the impaler" for his terrifying torture practices), never lived in Bran Castle, but this was the place of inspiration for the terrifying novel by Bram Stoker.

An essential visit


Bran Castle is one of the main tourist spots in the country and each year attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists.

Bran Castle
Bran Castle

Legend and reality intermingle on the walls of the castle, which rises defiantly above the horizon to show its darkest aspect. The truth is that it is a terribly attractive place capable of giving goose bumps to daring visitors who dare to immerse themselves in its history and the legends that surround it.

Bran Castle
Bran Castle

How to get to Bran Castle


The most comfortable way to get to Bran Castle from Bucharest is to book an excursion, in this way you will not have to worry about anything other than enjoying the beauty of the views on the way and, once you arrive, you will be able to know the castle led by a guide who will tell you the best legends and anecdotes.

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