Transylvania Travel Guide

Track the history of Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, through the castles, monuments and museums of Transylvania, Romania.


Activities
Sighisoara Clock Tower
This landmark served as the main gate into the citadel and housed the town's council, but it’s now home to the town's history museum. Make your way to the top of the tower for a stunning view.
  • Strada Turnului
  • Sighisoara, Judetul Mures Romania

Sighisoara Clock Tower

This landmark served as the main gate into the citadel and housed the town's council, but it’s now home to the town's history museum. Make your way to the top of the tower for a stunning view.
Strada Turnului Sighisoara, Judetul Mures, Romania
Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)
A symbol of the old fortress of Targoviste, Sunset Tower was built during the second reign of Vlad the Impaler.
  • Targoviste, Romania
  • Targoviste, Judetul D0mbovita Romania

Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower)

A symbol of the old fortress of Targoviste, Sunset Tower was built during the second reign of Vlad the Impaler.
Targoviste, Romania Targoviste, Judetul D0mbovita, Romania
Royal Court Museum Complex
In 1436, Vlad the Impaler’s father became ruler of Wallachia and moved to the Royal Court in Targoviste. Now a museum, the exhibitions highlight Romanian culture.
  • Calea Domneasc 181
  • Targoviste, Judetul D0mbovita Romania

Royal Court Museum Complex

In 1436, Vlad the Impaler’s father became ruler of Wallachia and moved to the Royal Court in Targoviste. Now a museum, the exhibitions highlight Romanian culture.
Calea Domneasc 181 Targoviste, Judetul D0mbovita, Romania
Corvin Castle
Corvin Castle is an amazing castle located in the Transylvanian city of Hunedoara. Vlad the Impaler is said to have been held in this castle for 7 years as a prisoner.
  • Strada Castelului 1
  • Hunedoara, Judetul Hunedoara 331141 Romania

Corvin Castle

Corvin Castle is an amazing castle located in the Transylvanian city of Hunedoara. Vlad the Impaler is said to have been held in this castle for 7 years as a prisoner.
Strada Castelului 1 Hunedoara, Judetul Hunedoara, Romania
Comana Monastery
Vlad Tepes founded the Comana Monastery in Comana Commune of Giurgiu County in 1461. It’s also believed that this could be the location of Vlad’s tomb.
  • Str. Radu Serban nr. 392
  • Comana, Judetul Giurgiu Romania

Comana Monastery

Vlad Tepes founded the Comana Monastery in Comana Commune of Giurgiu County in 1461. It’s also believed that this could be the location of Vlad’s tomb.
Str. Radu Serban nr. 392 Comana, Judetul Giurgiu, Romania

Hotels
Central Park Hotel
The Central Park Hotel is located right in the heart of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. It’s a short walk to a number of great restaurants and the historic Citadel Square.
  • Piața Hermann Oberth
  • Sighisoara, Judetul Mures 545400 Romania

Central Park Hotel

The Central Park Hotel is located right in the heart of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. It’s a short walk to a number of great restaurants and the historic Citadel Square.
Piața Hermann Oberth Sighisoara, Judetul Mures, Romania
Archia Mansion
The Archia Mansion is a picturesque, family-run, boutique hotel in Deva, Romania. Just 30 minutes from Corvin Castle, this hotel features a tennis club and offers horseback riding and fishing excursions.
  • Zavoi nr 92
  • Archia, Judetul Hunedoara 330162 Romania

Archia Mansion

The Archia Mansion is a picturesque, family-run, boutique hotel in Deva, Romania. Just 30 minutes from Corvin Castle, this hotel features a tennis club and offers horseback riding and fishing excursions.
Zavoi nr 92 Archia, Judetul Hunedoara, Romania
Hotel Epoque
Hotel Epoque is a great hotel that offers a sense of serenity, right in the heart of Bucharest. Don’t miss the contemporary cuisine at Epoque Bistro with a menu that changes seasonally.
  • 17C Intrarea Aurora Street
  • Bucharest, Bucharest 10213 Romania

Hotel Epoque

Hotel Epoque is a great hotel that offers a sense of serenity, right in the heart of Bucharest. Don’t miss the contemporary cuisine at Epoque Bistro with a menu that changes seasonally.
17C Intrarea Aurora Street Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Restaurants & Bars
Casa Dracula
This quaint restaurant serves traditional Romanian cuisine, and it also happens to be the building where Vlad Dracula was born.
  • Str Cositorarilor 5
  • Sighisoara, Judetul Mures 545400 Romania

Casa Dracula

This quaint restaurant serves traditional Romanian cuisine, and it also happens to be the building where Vlad Dracula was born.
Str Cositorarilor 5 Sighisoara, Judetul Mures, Romania
Staff Pick
Cafe Lazy Louis
Known for roasting its coffee daily, this lounge offers a cozy atmosphere for visitors to relax with a warm drink and enjoy the jazz music.
  • Str. Herman Oberth 33
  • Sighisoara, Judetul Mures 545400 Romania

Cafe Lazy Louis

Known for roasting its coffee daily, this lounge offers a cozy atmosphere for visitors to relax with a warm drink and enjoy the jazz music.
Str. Herman Oberth 33 Sighisoara, Judetul Mures, Romania

Transportation
Henri Coandă International Airport
Romania's busiest airport, named after a Romanian flight pioneer, is located in Bucharest.
  • Calea Bucureştilor 224E
  • Otopeni, Otopeni 75150 Romania

Henri Coandă International Airport

Romania's busiest airport, named after a Romanian flight pioneer, is located in Bucharest.
Calea Bucureştilor 224E Otopeni, Otopeni, Romania
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