Birthplace of Dracula (Vlad the Impaler)
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This house was the birthplace of Vlad Tepes (also known as "Vlad the Impaler", or "Vlad Dracula") in 1431. It is now a restaurant called "Casa Vlad Dracul". It is right on the main square of the citadel of Sighisoara, at Str. Cositorarilor 5.
Sighisoara is a fortified medieval town in the Romanian mountain region of Transylvania that offers well-preserved historic sites including the World Heritage –listed old town as well as natural beauty of the surrounding countryside that can be enjoyed by trekking or biking. Sighisoara is known as the original home town of Vlad Tepes, a historic ruler of Wallachia who has given the inspiration for the fiction character Count Dracula.
Medieval hilltop city located in Central Romania in the Carpathian mountain region of Transylvania, Sighisoara was founded by Germanic Saxons. Today, Sighişoara is a fine and well preserved example of a fortified medieval town surrounded by protecting walls, and has become a popular tourism destination as well as a site for filming many Hollywood movies. Sighisoara still retains notable Hungarian and German minorities.
Sights and activities in Sighisoara: Medieval architecture and heritage of the real Count Dracula Sighisoara is the best preserved still inhabited early medieval town in Europe, and is therefore a famous historic destination that is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The main landmark of Sighisoara is the 64 meters high clock tower that was built in 1556 and houses a history museum. The historic center of Sighisoara is surrounded by fortifications and towers of the 12th century citadel built by Saxons. There is also a small weapons museum and a torture gallery. The 13th century Catholic and later Lutheran church on the hill above Sighisoara hosts many valuable old murals and a preserved Romanesque crypt.
Home of Vlad Dracul. Count Dracula enthusiasts visit Sighisoara as it is the home town of the original famous historic ruler of Wallachia, Vlad Tepes (also known as Vlad Dracul or Vlad the Impaler). The old town includes the house where he was born. The bust statue of Vlad Tepes can be found close to his birthplace