All the Dracula-Related Attractions You Need Not to Miss
Even though we need to agree that Transylvania is not only about Dracula, it’s clear that his name is one that brings tourists to our lovely country.
And although you will find in our dear Transylvania almost anything tied to his legacy, we need to be straight forward about the places that really deserve your time.
It’s probably not at all unexpected that Bran Castle is the one opening this list.
Made famous by reality, legend and the one and only Bram Stoker, the castle was built from 1377 to 1388, but keep in mind that Vlad the Impaler only reigned the country since 1456.
Thus, this splendid architectural jewelry has quite a rich history before and after the man, people see as Dracula. Quite a good reason to take a few hours and see with your own eyes this wonderful place located on top of a hill, not exactly the friendliest place to raise a building, but surely the best for one to survive all the winds of change that Transylvania has seen.
Vlad Dracul House is not such a breathtaking construction like the aforementioned castle, yet it is the perfect excuse to see the place where Vlad the Impaler was born and where he spent the first years of his life.
While visiting one of the most spectacular towns of Transylvania. Sighisoara is a gem, the only inhabited medieval citadel in Europe, so make sure your phone is fully charged when traveling to see it because every nook and cranny of it is spectacular and picturesque.
So, add on your list Dracula’s house and his native town and we promise you won’t regret your decision to visit these.
If you feel sporty and love a nice challenge, you really need to see the Poenari Fortress.
Located on the top of a mountain near Arefu, you will have to climb for a while in order to reach it, but don’t worry, the landscape you will be able to admire along the way and the final destination you will get will be worth all the effort.
Apparently Vlad the Impaler not only used this fortress as a strategic place of observing the enemy’s moves but also as a hiding place to save his life in one of the battles, after fooling his enemies by putting the horseshoes backward on his horse in order to mislead them.
Have we sparked your curiosity? We sure hope we did!
The Snagov Monastery is supposed to be the burial site of Vlad the Impaler. A man with a mysterious life, he also had a mysterious death. Apparently he died in a battle and as he was decapitated, his head was taken to Constantinople to show his reign is really coming to an end. The legend says his body was taken by the monks of the Snagov monastery, who could only reach the building by boat (this being raised on an island in the middle of the Snagov lake) and laid to rest in their abbey. True or not, we don’t know yet. However, a burial stone for Vlad exists in the ancient monastery.
The spirit of Vlad the Impaler is alive and kicking hundreds of years after his death. Is there any truth when it comes to his Dracul(i)a(n) role?