When literature takes sites of real life to lead to drama, the chosen site acquire an air of mystery and become a space that tells other stories: the one from the reader’s experience. When it comes to castles, the narrative of the place overflows. Located in the city of Braşov, Romania, Bran Castle has an extraordinary historical value because of its age and architecture, but what made it famous, was that the Irish writer Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, took this castle like as the home of the famous vampire, although his inspirational character: Count Vlad Tepeş never lived there.
Bran Castle dates from the 13th-Century, and is located on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia regions, so it witnessed the great border wars between Central European kings. If you decide to follow a route of castles and medieval fortresses in Central Europe, do not forget to visit the literary home of Count Dracula.
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