The Dracula House - Sighișoara

The house known today as Vlad Dracul is, apparently, the oldest civil construction in Sighisoara Citadel preserved to this day. This is proven by the semi-cylindrical vault made of river stone on the ground floor of the building, from the 14th century. The house is located in the central area of the citadel, close to the Clock Tower and it used to belong to the guard corps, who used it as a guest house. The name is related to the period 1431 - 1436, when Vlad II, nicknamed Dracul (the Dragon), knight of The Order of the Dragon, was in Sighisoara waiting to ascend the throne of Wallachia. During his time here, he established a mint where he minted his own currency that circulated throughout Transylvania. It is assumed that his son, Vlad the Impaler, was born here in 1431, who inspired Bram Stoker's famous character Dracula from the novel with the same name.

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