Places related to the story of Vlad Dracula
Understanding the real life of Vlad Dracula means also contextualizing the facts, trying to imagine him in the medieval age, with people, habits, culture and the places of that age. Therefore this corner presents that places, at least what is still existing today.
SIGHIŞOARA - the medieval town
Sighisoara is the birth place of Vlad III, and the place where the future Dracula spent it's childhood. Have a look at this posts to have a better image of Sighisoara:
- The best (as far as I know)presentation movie about Sighişoara
- Slideshow with views of Sighisoara, 2006, from youTube, but explained in detail by myself.
- Sighişoara in the medieval era
- A movie made from the Clock Tower in Sighisoara
- Photos of Sighisoara, that I took in April 2007.
- Sighisoara - Tinker's Tower
- Sighişoara - Blacksmiths' Tower
If we know today that Bran Castle can hardly be connected with Vlad III Dracula, than which is the real Dracula Castle ?
Targsor Prahovais less known as being connected with the myth of Dracula, therefore is the less touristy of all Dracula places.
Medieval Saxon Citadels
A great cultural heritage of Transylvania are the medieval citadels and fortified churches. Few people know, but there are about 1000 middle-age fortifications in Romania.
In April number National Geographic Romania published some great images aiming reconstitue the way this fortification looked.
Vlad Tepes' buildings: Snagov, Comana, Târgovişte, Poienari, Bucharest Old Court
Slide-show presenting Snagov Monastery and Lake