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Transylvania 2, Brasov and Bran “Dracula’s Castle”


This is the Black Church in the beautiful City of Brasov in Transylvania.  The Black Church is the largest gothic church in Transylvania and it’s over 500 years old!!  Its name derives from damage caused by the Great Fire of 1689, when flames and smoke blackened its walls. The interior is beautiful and it has one of  largest organs in Eastern Europe. Unfortunately no photos were allowed inside.

 

From left to right, me, Eric, Mózes, Anetta (hi guys!) and our Church guide who recently met Nicolas Cage when he came to visit the Black Church.

It was cold and raining, but the colors were still so amazing.

The Town’s Square, where we had a nice American meal at KFC. My Hungarian guests declared it too spicy, HA! Most establishments have their own security to keep the ‘rif-raf’ out… also you need a code to get into the washrooms, the code can be found on your receipt, I found this funny, Eric loved it!

Oh looky what I found 🙂

Another view of the town’s square.

You can see the Black Church in the background here.

About an hour away from Brasov is the City of Bran. The moss covered house was beautiful, right at the base of Dracula’s castle.

Bran Castle, one of Dracula’s many Castles. The legend is based on a real Prince, Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476) or “Vlad Tepes”

Yes, I do realize the irony of a cross at the base of the castle 😉

“What do you mean I can’t climb over the fence to get up the hill?”

The entrance.

One of the coolest things is the secret staircase.

The view from the top.

The courtyard.

Eric feeding the strays.

More coming soon 🙂 I’m also on Facebook!

 


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