5 Places Where Dracula Checked In
If Facebook was up and running centuries ago, a lot of historical figures probably would have gotten into it. But, as this never happened, we can only imagine.
Here’s an experiment: let’s re-build a part of Dracula’s lifetime itinerary. Here are some of the places where Vlad Tepes checked in. Now it’s time for you to go check them out!
Celebrating His First Birthday at the Vlad Dracul House
Legends say that the Vlad Dracul House in Sighisoara was the first place that gave Dracula a warm welcome. Vlad the Impaler’s father, Vlad Dracul II, seemed to have lived here between 1431 and 1435 (or 1436, according to other sources). So, the period matches the approximate date when the bloody count is said to be born. In all likelihood, Vlad lived here until the age of 4.
Although historians could not clearly establish this information up until now, tourists are gladly visiting the house located in the town’s Citadel Square steps away from the famous Clock Tower and just across the street from the Venetian House. You can’t miss it!
At the entrance, a wrought-iron dragon salutes you politely. The house’s ground floor hosts a cozy restaurant, and the first floor accommodates the Museum of Weapons — so, besides Dracula’s first crib, you’ll be entertained with swords, glaives, and other “toys” alike.
Vlad Dracul’s ochre-painted House is one of the main attractions in this enchanting medieval burg. After you’re done admiring it, be sure to walk the cobbled streets of the beautiful castle-town of Sighisoara. Hosting a history of thousands of years, this place is the one and only inhabited medieval citadel in south-eastern Europe, a sight full of legends and mysteries and an ideal “stop and stare” for those who want to combine historical facts with vampiric myths. Thanks to its outstanding architecture and fairytale-like geographical ambiance Sighisoara is known as the Transylvanian Pearl known since the late 19th century.
Curious already? I thought so!