Today, I present to you the first of 3 bonus posts – as I have promised you before, which concern locations that are indirectly linked to either Vlad Tepes or Dracula.

Let’s have a look at the first one. Not so far from Târgoviște, you can visit one of Romania’s oldest monasteries, Dealu Monastery, which dates from the 15th century.

Maybe it doesn’t look magnificent at the outside, but wait until you are inside…

By the way, the only other European country that we think has more imposing and more beautiful religious buildings than Romania does is Poland!

Now, what is the link between this location and Vlad the Impaler? It contains the last resting place of his father and of one of his brothers, and other notable leaders/voivodes, princes and clergymen. There are even some legends claiming that Vlad III is buried here somewhere as well, but when it concerns his last resting place, have a look at this post.

You can easily combine a morning visit to the Princely Court in Târgoviste and then the afternoon in this place. Or vice versa, of course. Anyway, you can visit the monastery from 10am to 6pm. And it’s free.

When we stayed in Cluj – our first stop in Romania – and mentioned to one of the hotel owners that we were interested in Vlad Tepes, he actually referred us to a location that we will discuss in detail on Friday. Keep on following us!


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