Dorin and Maria PARASCHIVGuest House Starchiojd

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Agrement of Romania Tourism Ministery n 5206 / 11.12.2001


The Bran Castle


In the 14th Century, the Bran Castle formed part of a whole border citadel. It was first proposed on November 19, 1377 and built in 1378 on the summit of a gigantic rock formation. The purpose of the Bran Castle was the defence and the monitoring of the commercial road that connected the province of Walachia to Transylvania. It has also served as a customs house, a royal residence and today, a history and feudal art museum.


You recognize him, don't you! He is Prince Vlad Tepes, who would have lived in the castle. It is true that he was very bloody, but not as portrayed by the fictional character of "Dracula" as written by the English author, Bram Stoker.



The music hall .

The Dining room.

The interior yard of the castle

The hunting trophees .

Furniture in Rococo style .

A superb carved door .

A painted door in the Transylvanian style

In the park located near the lower portion of the castle, an open-air museum presents the country dwellings and the traditional tradesmen's tools from the area of Bran.

Dorin and Maria Paraschiv Guest House, Starchiojd village, Grui street, Prahova county, Romania

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