Bran Castle

Bran Castle


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Strada General Traian Moșoiu Nr.24, Bran, Romania, 507025


Bran Castle (located 22 km from Predeal and 35 km from Brasov) is one of the most famous architectural and historical monuments in Romania, and attracts a large number of visitors. From the cliff on which it is built, it dominates all its surrounding settlements with its height. It was first documented on November 19, 1377, when Ludovic I of Anjou issued an act whereby the Braşovians received the royal approval to build the castle.

The castle served military functions as a fortress against Ottoman invasions and also functioned as a customs point. As a token of appreciation for the Queen Mary of Great Romania, the city council of Braşov decided to offer her Bran Castle on 1 December 1920. Restored between 1920-1927, Bran Castle was transformed into a beautiful summer residence with an English park with two ponds and a Tea House. 

Through its authentic medieval atmosphere, Bran Castle is associated with the famous legend of Dracula (which originated in the Transylvanian Middle Ages).

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