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Often touted as "Dracula's Castle", this is the one that the tourists come to see. It's possible he may have stayed here for just one night on his way back from battling the Ottoman Turks south of here, as there is a strategic gap in the Carpathian Mountains at Bran his armies would have had to cross.

Dracula (Vlad the Impaler / Vlad Tepe) has stayed in several other castles:

Corvin (Hunyad) Castle in Hunedoara , Poenari Castle, & the Old Fortress of Bucharest.

https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Romania/West/Hunedoara/Hunedoara/photo1534355.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poenari_Castle#/media/File:Cetatea_Poenari_2.jpg

http://touristinromania.net/what-to-visit-romania/vlad-impaler-fortress-bucharest-dracula/

Poenari Castle was allegedly his residence for the longest period of time.

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