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Poienari Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Rousse, Romania.

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Perched on a cliff overlooking a dramatic view of the approaching road which winds towards it and on the other side a gaping valley. Built in the 13th Century as the main citadel of the regional rulers the castle fell into decline until the 15th Century when it was restored by Vlad Tepes III Dracula - and because the name matches that of Bram Stoker’s vampire, the tourists now flood in.

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