Saturday, December 21, 2013

Bran Castle

Bran Castle is one of the most important remains from Romania who managed to go around the world due to good preservation, beauty and legend of Count Dracula in Transylvania.
Initially serving as a fortress for the defense, it has undergone substantial changes in 1920 when he became the castle during the reign of Queen Mary.
Located strategically on a cliff in order to be able to see the enemy from a distance, today the castle is a museum that spans four levels being exhibited collections of ceramics, furniture, arms and armor, and even can be visited the secret passage.
The most important collections exhibited in Bran Castle
  • the canopy bed, handmade wooden lime, alder, walnut, spruce and oak in the early century XVIII
  • the chest dated 1692, carved wood ornaments platinum in the German Renaissance
  • neo-rococo style window at the end of nineteenth century salon part of seal stamped August Bembe in Mainz

Much of the fame of the castle taken abroad is due to the Irish writer Bram Stoker who wrote about Vlad Tepes as a vampire that feeds on human blood and has resided in the castle.
The price to visit Bran Castle is 25 lei (aprox. 6 euro).
Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of BraƟov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on DN73

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