We invite you to celebrate a special winter in one of the most beautiful places in Romania, Conacul Ambient, which is characterized by its authenticity, traditionalism and mystery. Located in Cristian, land of legend, our house seems detached from a fairy tale and is the perfect place to live a little piece of Romania’s history.
Just 10 minutes from the bustling city of Brasov, Conacul Ambient offers its guests the possibility to get acquainted with one of the most alive legend, the legend of Count Dracula and his famous Bran Castle.
The Castle is a well-preserved medieval mansion, which lies 25 kilometres northeast of Brasov in Bran. Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend around the myth of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this imposing mansion is a must-see for those following Dracula’s Route through Transylvania. Built on top of a 200 meter high rock, Dracula’s Castle impresses with its towers and turrets. It was built on the site of a fortress dating from the time of the Teutonic Knights of 1212, and was first documented in an act issued by Louis I of Hungary in 1377 in which he granted the Saxons of Kronstadt (Brasov) the privilege of building the Citadel. The castle has 60 rooms which are reached through narrow stairways, and many of these rooms are connected by underground passages in which there are collections of furniture, weapons and armours from the 14th to the 19th centuries.
From 1920 to 1957 Bran Castle was a royal residence because the people of Brasov gave it to Queen Maria of Romania, but it is now a museum opened to millions of tourists from all over the world who can admire its grandeur, the art and live with it part of our history.
The historical character Vlad Dracul, “Vlad the Impaler” never inhabited the castle but the success of Bram Stoker’s novel has served to make him famous. The Irish writer was based on research and his imagination to create the place where the character of Count Dracula lived, which closely resembles this mansion.
Vlad III, born as Vlad Drăculea in November 1431 in Sighisoara, lived until December 1476 and was known as Vlad the Impaler, in Romanian Vlad Tepes. He was Prince of Valahia, nowadays southern Romania, between 1456 and 1462. He was a great fighter against Ottoman expansionism that threatened his country and the rest of Europe, and was also famous for his way of punishing enemies and traitors. Vlad was orthodox, and subsequently converted to Catholicism.
Vlad Ţepeş is now considered a national hero in Romania. Ţepeş, the Impaler, comes from his love of impalement as a method of execution, although it was only posthumously assigned to him around the year 1550. Before that he had only been known as Kazıklı Bey (Lord Impaler) by the Ottoman Turks who found their “forests” of impaled.
Although very close, the team of Conacul Ambient does not invite you for an execution, or for impalement, but to contemplate with us the passage of time on a myth that impresses each time and enjoy our cozy house that will be your home for your Legendary tour.
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