Bran Castle

„In 1388, the Bran castle’s construction was complete.Castel Bran

The Castle was built on a steep cliff between Măgura and Dealul Cetăţii (“fortified town’s hill”), with an exceptional view of the nearby hills, Moeciu Valley and Valea Bârsei.

It served the role of customs – holding 3% of goods transferring in and out of Transylvania – and the role of a fortress – the castle stood at the Eastern border of Transylvania and was used in an attempt to stop the Ottoman Empire’s expansion. The castle was inhabited by professional soldiers, mercenaries, and the storyteller Ioan de Târnava, wrote about “the English brigands and ballista soldiers” of the fifteenth century.

The lord of the castle was elected by the King, usually from among the Saxons, and whose role was increasingly important in the history of Transylvania.

By the end of the fifteenth century, the castle’s commander also held the title of Vice-Voivode of Transylvania.” More info about history, on bran-castle.com the official site.

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Bran Castle
Bran Castle

 

Bran Castle, the Stone towe
Bran Castle, the Stone towe
Dracula Castle
Dracula Castle
Bran Castle, inner courtyard
Bran Castle, inner courtyard

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