The most beautiful castles in Transylvania

Transylvania is one of Europe's richest areas for castles, with an almost fairy-tale beauty, such as Bran, a Gothic fortress associated with the legend of Dracula.

With a unique history and structures full of charm, the castles of Transylvania tell the ancient face of a region, Romania, yet to be discovered.

Among all the castles in the area, there are some that stand out from the rest in their majesty and beauty and are worth a trip alone. 

Let us therefore discover their history and special features.

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Bran Castle
Bran Castle is one of the most famous and has even been described as Dracula's castle, although there is no evidence that Count Vlad Tepes - the person who inspired the Dracula myth - ever lived here. The structure was built in 1382 and has seen many battles over the years.
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The Peleș Castle
The Peleș Castle, built in 1883, was the summer residence of the kings of Romania until the mid-1940s and is now a museum housing an extensive collection of art objects and luxury furniture. It has also served as a backdrop for several Hollywood films.
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Hunedoara Castle
The Hunedoara Castle, rebuilt between 1446 and 1453, also known as the Corvino Castle, is customised with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. It was used as a prison and as the seat of the court, as well as a noble residence.
Hunedoara Castle
The renovations ordered by John Hunyadi turned the manor into a sumptuous residence. Towers, salons and guest rooms were added. The gallery and donjon, unchanged since Giovanni's time, and the Capestrano tower are today the highlights of the complex.
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Făgăraș Castle
The Făgăraș Castle, built in 1310, is an important medieval fortress. It stands on a hill and consists of four inner courtyards, as well as towers and defensive walls. In the past, it was used as a political prison during the communist regime.
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