Palatul Primaverii aka Spring Palace of Ceausescu

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The former residence of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was built in the 1960s and known by the codename P50 during the communist period, the 80-room Spring Palace served as a home for the Ceausescus for almost two decades. Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu. It were executed during the revolution in 1989. It was fascinating to look inside the private life of someone so controversial. It definitely gives an eerie feeling, like the ghosts of the past still living there.

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Bran Castle aka Draculas Castle

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Dracula’s Castle is situated between Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains, right where you enter Rucar-Bran Pass. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. The castle was constructed in 1377 to guard the mountain pass and to levy a tax on all merchants passing through. The castle was for a long time the property of the city of Brasov, but in 1921 it was offered as a summer residence to Romania’s Queen Marie. The castle is famous for story of Count Dracula that is loosely based on Vlad Tepes who ruthlessly defended this part of Transylvania against the advancement and occupation of the Ottoman Empire, the legend of his rather gruesome killings inspired the story of Dracula.

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