Romania is rich in a variety of castles and each has a trace of Dracula. History of the Castle Corwin is also connected to this character. Rumor has it that seven years ago dethroned «real Dracula» - Wallachian Ruler Vlad Tepes - was held in this prison. Perhaps for this reason the castle begins with the torture room. Faint-hearted and children should not look under the cut.
Creepy Castles of Romania
The castle was built in the mid 15th century by Janos Hunyadi, the father of the Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus.
Those who were in Budapest probably know about him and could see the symbol of the king - a raven with a ring - over the gates of Buda Castle and the steeple of the Church of St. Matthias. In the castle of the Corwins ravens can also be seen in the most unexpected places. These black birds are hidden even in the title: the nickname of King "Corwinus" means "raven."
After Matthias Corvinus the castle had many owners, the most famous were the Habsburgs. After a fire in the middle of the 19th century the castle changed - all wooden structures (those that had not burned) were replaced with more durable ones. But, the bridge is still wooden.
Although, the Bran Castle was built a little before the royal one - in the late 14th century. It was built as a defensive fortress by inhabitants of Brasov.
But among ita owner Vlad Tepes was not mentioned. According to legend, he loved to hunt in the local woods and sometimes stayed in the castle of Bran for the night.
In the early 20th century, the castle was passed to the Queen Mary, who was the granddaughter of Emperor Alexander II and became Queen of Romania, when she married Crown Prince Ferdinand.
According to the fact that the castle is now officially the Museum of History, most likely part of the interior is just a collection of furniture and household items.