10 Facts about Bran Castle

Friday, August 21st 2015. | Buildings

Facts about Bran Castle talk about the landmark in Romania. Have you ever visited this national monument before? It is famous and filled with a lot of histories. The location of this castle is in the vicinity of Brasov near Bran. Therefore, it is called Bran Castle. Check out more interesting facts about Bran Castle below:

Facts about Bran Castle 1: the location of the fortress

Let’s find out the location of the fortress. It is situated on the border of Wallachia and Transylvania. The bran Castle is often called as Dracula’s Castle even though other castles such as Hunyad Castle and Poenari Castle are connected with Dracula legend.

Facts about Bran Castle 2: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Have you ever read the Bram Stoker’s Dracula? This novelist is very famous in the world. It is also adapted into a movie. The home of the titular character in Dracula is in Bran Castle based on the story. Get facts about Bodiam Castle here.

Facts about Bran Castle

Facts about Bran Castle

Facts about Bran Castle 3: Did Stoker know Bran Castle?

There is lack of evidence to suggest whether Stoker knew Bran Castle.

Facts about Bran Castle 4: open for tourists

Bran Castle is open for tourist. You can come here and enjoy the magnificent scene and architecture.  You can find a museum in the castle where you can check the furniture as well as the art that Queen Marie had. Check Bolsover Castle facts here.

Bran Castle

Bran Castle

Facts about Bran Castle 5: the tourists

If you want to enjoy the Bran Castle better, you can hire a guide. But if you have limited amount of money, you can visit Bran Castle individually.

Facts about Bran Castle 6: the bottom of the hill

If you visit Bran Castle, don’t forget to check out the bottom of the hill.  You can enjoy the display of the traditional Romanian peasant structures such as barns and cottages on the small open air museum park.

Bran Castle Romania

Bran Castle Romania

Facts about Bran Castle 7: the first quote about Bran Castle

On 19 November 1377, Bran Castle was mentioned for the first time by Louis of Hungary in his act.

Facts about Bran Castle 8: the usage of the Bran Castle

Bran Castle was used as a defense mechanism from the Ottoman Empire in 1438 to 1442. Since the location of the castle was between Wallachia and Transylvania, it was used as a custom post.

Bran Castle Pic

Bran Castle Pic

Facts about Bran Castle 9: the custom point period

During the custom point period, Bran Castle was controlled by Mircea the Elder of Wallachia.

Facts about Bran Castle 10: Wallachian ruler Vlad ?epe?

If you look at the history of Bran Castle, actually Wallachian ruler Vlad ?epe? did not have any significant role in Bran Castle. It was used as royal residence of Romanian Kingdom in 1920.

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