Dracula Castle, in the TOP 10 of winter destinations in Europe

Transylvania is among the 10 winter destinations in Europe that the famous Lonely Planet travel guide recommends to tourists to visit this year.

Transylvania ranks ninth in this top by Lonely Planet publishers. “You can’t visit Dracula’s boulder on a sunny day, when the sounds of lambs on the field are heard, right? Try to visit the castle on a cloudy day, when the leaves of the trees have fallen and the snow begins to envelop the landscape. “says Lonely Planet publishers.
They also recommend visiting the cities of Brasov and Sighişoara, “two beautiful medieval cities”, which have varied connections with Vlad Teases, who in the past was called Dracul, although it is not very clear whether he ever set foot in his so-called castle (Castle). Bran, no).
Bram Stoker (1847 – 1912) used Vlad Tepes as an inspiration for his novel “Dracula”, published in 1897. In the top 10 of Europe’s winter destinations recommended by Lonely Planet there are: Rovaniemi from Finland; Christmas fairs in Germany and Austria; Abisko (Sweden); Athens (Greece); Copenhagen (Denmark); Budapest (Hungary); Jasná (Slovakia); Andalusia (Spain); Venice (Italy).

About Bran Castle
Bran Castle was completed in 1388. It had a double role, as a defense settlement, but also as a customs point. The Ottoman danger was imminent at that time, and Bran Castle gained major importance as a strategic point of defense. Bran settlement began to develop in parallel with the new stone fortress. The history of Bran Castle is related to Vlad Ţepeş (ruler of Wallachia).
Everyone knows something about Dracula, the famous character from Bram Stocker’s book, who had a remarkable echo. What not everyone knows is that Bran Castle is actually the place that inspired the writer. There are details in Bram Stocker’s description that indicate that Bran Castle is indeed the source of inspiration.

Bram Stocker was never in Romania and built his entire story based on books and pictures depicting Vlad Dracul (Ţepeş) and stories about Bran Castle. His character is built after the stories about Vlad Tepes and his cruelty. He used to execute people who did not obey the laws by brutal methods.

When you reach Bran village you will discover a mixture of reality and myth. You’ll find Bran Castle, you’ll see all the books and historical documentation, but you’ll also find plenty of vampire souvenirs and bloody scenes.


About Revolut

Revolut is a company headquartered in London – UK. This company is an electronic money issuer authorized in this regard by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and offers financial services similar to those of a bank – loans, payments, card issuance, etc.

Revolut is a fintech (financial technology) concept, practically a company that wants to provide both business people and clients with the financial services usually offered by Banks, but by using modern technology, applications, “dismantling” the idea of ​​a counter and the physical branch of the Bank, to which you have to queue to perform various transactions on your account.

On their website, Revolut presents itself as “a digital banking alternative that helps you control your money better” – practically a serious competitor of Banks.

When you create an account, it will be a current account opened in the UK, with IBAN in EURO currency.


  • Revolut has three types of accounts – and the Standard one is free, so you don’t pay administration fees, payments.
  • The account is basically an open current in the UK, with IBAN in EURO currency – for those who wanted to buy something from sites that requested an account opened in another country, to place the order.
  • The issue of the Revolut card is Free – you do not have to pay anything for issuing it, and it comes to your address through the Romanian Post.
  • You can have only one REVOLUT card, but you have in EURO, Pounds and whatever else you want.
  • When you go on holiday abroad, you can pay directly in local currency. So you get a very good exchange rate compared to the banks.
  • Quick transfer of money.
  • The virtual card for certain transactions where you would not want to use your salary card.
  • You can buy or sell cryptocurrencies.
  • The REVOLUT application also has all kinds of extra features. For example, Vault helps you save money for a certain purpose. If at the store you pay 15.33 the amount is rounded, and the difference is “put aside” in the application, as a kind of virtual child.