Tour of the famous castle of Dracula
• Tour of the famous castle of Dracula
Recently, the Romanian castle of the 13th century, known to all as "Dracula's Castle" was the focus of the world media - was put up for sale for a staggering € 47 million (or about $ 80 million).
Dracula's Castle - one of the most popular attractions in the world, in the year it is visited by no less than 560 thousand tourists.
Construction of the castle was begun in 1211 and completed only in the 1388th. After 500 years, this place inspired by the Irish writer Bram Stoker's book about the Vampire Counts. The book was published in 1897, and her fantastic success predestined fate, and the castle itself.
Of course, the vampire Count Dracula - is a fictional character. Yes, he has a real prototype - the ruler of Wallachia Vladislav Tepes (15th century), which is characterized by bloodlust, but still immortal vampire was not. Moreover, no convincing evidence that Tepes lived in the castle in question does not exist.
In fact, until the early 20th century "Castle of Dracula" lived the knights and soldiers, and in 1920 he was presented to the royal family of Habsburg. When the communists came to power, the Habsburgs had to leave the country. Today, the castle run by descendants of the dynasty, but recently decided to sell it to a new owner who will continue to manage the museum, plus there will open a small hotel.
Dracula's castle stands not far from the Romanian city of Brasov
Construction lasted from 1211 by 1388. Here we lived the knights, soldiers and members of the royal Habsburg dynasty
The Queen Mary, 1914 Queen Consort of Romania and her daughter Princess Ileana was the last owner of the castle before in 1948 he joined the Communist hands. Left - Queen Mary, to the right - Princess Ileana
Today the castle - one of the most popular sites in the world, attracting 560 thousand tourists annually
From the castle offers stunning views
And inside there's really quite a horrible place
In the apartments of the castle preserved ancient oven and the door
The dining room of King Ferdinand. Note the painted ceiling
Large living room with fireplace
A bedroom with carved bed
Another bedroom, a more modest
This room served as a music salon
A room in the style of Biedermeier
As in most medieval castles, fortresses, in the middle of the castle courtyard is located
There is even a small private well
Around the window you can see the true masonry of the 13th century
The most beautiful views from the upper terraces of the castle
All the upper terraces are decorated with arches
With a terrace overlooking the circular castle tower
On the other - the garden
Teahouse - here loved to retire the Queen Mary
And this is the house of Princess Ileana. It stands on land belonging to the castle, but much more modest and cozy