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Thursday, 29-May-2008 22:51 Email | Share | Bookmark
Transylvania, Romania- the hunt for Dracula

Sinaia palace
Dracula's castle
Monastery in Rasnov
Secret passage in the castle
Was hoping it is still working...hmm
 
Stifului plaza in Brasov
View of castle from top
Walking into the monastery
St Nicholas church
View of the monastery
Gorgeous!!!
Check out the carpet-Its a bear!
The watching tower
 
This is the whole reason for the trip. To visit Transylvania which is made famous by Dracula. The 14th century castles at Rasnov and Bran appeared to be ready made for Dracula movie. We went to Sinaia palace, Bran castle and lastly the monastery in Rasnov. The castles are quite apart but we managed to visit all of them by joining the visit organised by Kismet Dao (the hostel we stayed in Brasov). Vlad Tepes (Dracula) used Bran castle as headquarters of his incursions into Transylvania. The Bran castle was built in 1212 (ages ago) and it is now filled with Queen Marie's belongings. If any of you going to Romania, this is a must visit place!!


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