Very few stories have aroused as much interest throughout history as Dracula. Monumental amounts of ink have been spilled to unravel the mystery of him and with it comes Dracula’s castle in Transylvania. 

However, there is only one place where you can unmask its secrets in your own flesh and blood. I am referring to Bran Castle in Transylvania.

It is one of the most recognized buildings in the world since the true character on whom Stoker based his novel, Vlad the Impaler, lived within its walls.Inside view of Dracula’s Castle. 

Millions of people have flocked to movie theaters to learn about the legend or its variants, but few have gone to Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania. 

Bran Castle is located between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountains in Romania. It was built on the same spot where a fortress once stood.

Inside, various corridors that form a labyrinth were planned, there is also a central courtyard with a fountain that connects to some hidden corridors, in this way the emperor fled suddenly.Dracula’s castle in Transylvania in the middle of the forest. 

Dracula in Transylvania Who is it?  

Vlad Tepes, “The Impaler”, was born in 1431 in Shigisor and was the son of Vlad Dracul, ruler of Transylvania.

His life was always that of a typical child of the time, until an unfortunate event would change his life forever.VladeVlad “The Impaler” considered the original Dracula. 

He was kidnapped along with his father and 20-year-old brother on the orders of Sultan Mirad II.

All three remained locked up as political prisoners in Turkey. At the age of 6 he was released, but not before witnessing the murder of his father and the torture of his brother, who would end up buried alive.

This traumatic event would perhaps be the turning point when he decided on his path.Interior structure of the castle in Transylvania.  Photo RichInterior structure of the castle in Transylvania. 

The Great Rise of Dracula 

In 1456 Tepes became Prince of Wallachia (taken by Vladislav II after assassinating his father). Thus he begins his reign for six years based on terror.

He imprisoned the entire family of the Boyars – the main culprits in the death of his father and brother – torturing them with the stake. Hence its name “impaler”.

He imposed order on the kingdom based on fear with really brutal punishments for criminals. Some methods were blinding, boiling, skinning, beheading, hanging, burning and of course, -the sod favorite- impaling.Weapons used in the punishments imposed by Dracula.  Photo RichWeapons used in the punishments imposed by Dracula. 

All these warnings were presented to the population by leaving the bodies exposed outside the kingdom so that their enemies could see them and thus think twice about attacking him.

 “I am the monster that living men want to kill, I am Dracula.” – Dracula, by Bram StokerExterior view of Dracula's Castle in Transylvania at night.  Photo RichExterior view of Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania at night.

Currently Bran Castle in Transylvania is considered the most important monument in the region and the country.

Its architecture adorns the environment in which it is located, it has around 6 thousand historical pieces, plastic and decorative art.

A mysterious adventure you must have 

If you decide to take a trip to Transylvania you can visit the places where Tepes was involved. Places where He lived and grew up, as well as the place where his father is buried.

You must be aware that there will be no proof that it was a bloodsucker. Remember that this story is based on the literary work of Bram Stocker.

There are certain activities that can be done inside and outside the mysterious Bran Castle in Transylvania. Like guided tours inside, where they tell the stories of Count Dracula.

Would you dare to spend the night here? You can also visit the museum and stroll through the quiet gardens.

Do not miss the opportunity to learn more about this mythical place full of legends. If you get hungry you can also eat at its restaurant and try dishes made with local ingredients.Hidden corners of Dracula's Castle in Transylvania.  photo hunter2013Hidden corners of Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania. 

How can you get to Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania

His address is Str. General Traian Mosoiu, no. 24, Bran, Romania, and you can get there from Brasov bus terminal No. 2.

They offer regular rides between Brasov and Bran – Moeciu with departures every 30 minutes and every hour on weekends.

If you visit it and you are superstitious, at least take a bunch of garlic so that no vampire gets close to you. We leave you their page so don’t forget to tell us how it went. Remember, NeverStopTraveling.

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