5 Historical Castles in Romania

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Romania is not known for their castles, except for Dracula's castle (Bran's Castle) which is popular due to the vampire myth. I have only seen three of the five in this list and so far, I have been bedazzled.

1. Castelul Bran

Castelul Bran, Foursquare.com

Located near the wonderful city of Brasov, Bran's castle is believed to be one of the castles inhabited by Vlad the Impaler aka Dracula.

Name:
Castelul Bran
Address:
Str. G-ral Traian Moșoiu nr. 24, 507025 Bran, Romania
TEL:
+40 268 237 700
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

2. Cetatea Sighișoarei

Cetatea Sighișoarei, Foursquare.com

Cetatea Sighișoarei, Foursquare.com

The whole town of Sighisoara is packed with history. It was built in the 12th century by the Saxons. The architecture is that of medieval Germany. This place is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

Name:
Cetatea Sighișoarei
Address:
Str. Anton Pann (Str. Morii), Sighișoara, Romania
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Castelul Corvinilor

Castelul Corvinilor, Foursquare.com

Castelul Corvinilor, Foursquare.com

It might not be as popular as the other castles in this list, but Corvin castle is one of the largest castles in Europe. This was build in the 15th century by Iancu de Hunedoara, prince of Transylvania and governor of Hungary.

Name:
Castelul Corvinilor
Address:
Str. Curtea Corvineștilor nr. 1-3 (Str. Castelului), 331141 Hunedoara, Romania
TEL:
+40 758 420 387
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

4. Castelul Pelisor

Castelul Pelișor, Foursquare.com

Pelisor castle is found in the same grounds as Peles castle. Pelisor, when translated in English is a way of saying "smaller Peles", so named because the smaller castle was for the King's nephew. So if you want to visit Peles castle, there's a smaller castle, Pelisor, in the same vicinity.

Name:
Castelul Pelișor
Address:
Muzeul Național Peleș (Str. Peleșului nr. 2), 106100 Sinaia, Romania
TEL:
+40 244 310 918
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

5. Castelul Peleș

Castelul Peleș, Foursquare.com

Castelul Peleș, Foursquare.com

Castelul Peleș, Foursquare.com

The grandest of all of the castles in Romania, Peles castle is located near the Carpathian mountains in Sinaia. Unlike Bran's Castle, you are not allowed to go wander around the castle without a tour guide. This castle was designed by a German architect, as commissioned by the king of Romania.

Name:
Castelul Peleș
Address:
Muzeul Național Peleș (Str. Peleșului nr. 2), 106100 Sinaia, Romania
TEL:
+40 244 310 918
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Romania might not be your go-to European destination. But because of the packed history of the places here and the cheaper costs compared to its European Union counterparts, it's definitely worth a visit.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?