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Bran Castle, from history to myth

One of the most imposing monuments of Romania is in the Bran-Rucr. The Bran
Castle is approximately 30 kilometers from the city of Brasov, on the road that
goes through the old neighborhood Bartholomew and linking Brasov to
Campulung, the first capital of the Romanian Country, where they meet with
Bucegi Mountains National Park.
Built on a rock, Bran Castle houses the Museum, museum covers four floors of.
And although foreign tourists annually come looking Dracula legend and mythical
side guide emphasizes its history fascinates both Bran Castle.

A history of over 600 years
The first documentary attestation of Bran Castle is the act issued on November
19, 1377 that the Hungarian king Louis I of Anjou. Through this document, Brasov
the privilege to build a stone castle in Bran.
Between 1419-1424, the city becomes the property of another Hungarian king,
Sigismund, being an ally of Mr. Country Romanian Mircea the Old, against the
At the end of the fifteenth century, the fortress was subject to the authority of the
Committee Szkely, passing under the Principality of Transylvania during the
reign of Iancu de Hunedoara. Relationship with Bran Vlad Tepes was recorded in
this period. Specifically, Hunyadi commissioned after losing the throne prince of
Transylvania Romanian defending the pass for
transient guarded fortress.

The myth of Count Dracula , Bran Castle oxygen bubble
The main reason why foreign tourists choose to visit Bran Castle is the legend
that was created around it. The most representative of the Transylvanian legend ,
that of Dracula or Vlad the Impaler , is undeniably linked to Bran Castle.
Dracula myth is based on the fiction novel "Dracula" , published in Britain in 1897
, having as the Irish writer Bram Stoker author . The characters in the novel
"Dracula" are the result of the author's imagination , but the facts and the end of the
Count Dracula based on popular beliefs about the existence of evil forces , like
vampires or ghosts .
Romanian ruler, Vlad the Impaler , was associated with Dracula , although
historical data does not confirm its long presence on the Bran Castle . However,
the image is promoted by a vampire , which feed on the blood of enemies .

Bran Castle is known by tourists from around the world as Dracula's Castle . This
is one of the reasons was included by journalists from CNN in a top 10 medieval
castles .
" Administrators Bran Castle , Romania and tourism officials insist highlight the
link between the castle and Vlad the Impaler , the inspiration for Bram Stoker
when he wrote " Count Dracula ". Connections are subtle , but there is no denying
the charm of this massive structure scary . Some of the pieces of furniture on
display belonged to Queen Marie of Romania , a granddaughter of Queen Victoria,
who , after refusing marriage proposal of King George V of England , married the
King of Romania " , the presentation made fortification of by top filmmakers .
Unfortunately, Bran Castle has retained only the brightness outside , history and
legend . After restitution by Dominic Habsburg inside Bran Castle became
increasingly empty. Pieces of furniture , sometimes brilliant , were moved by the
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage . The new projection room , where
images can be viewed National Film Archive about the history of the castle and the
royal family is not enough promoted and the arrangement does not allow guests to
set up camp for more than 5 minutes.