OLD COURT IN BUCHAREST

OLD COURT OR THE ROMANIAN LORDS FORTRESS

VISIT THE RUINS OF VLAD THE IMPALER OR DRACULA OLD COURT

 Old Court of Bucharest or Dracula’s Court or, nowadays Old Court Museum can be visited in the heart of the old Vlad the Impaler’s court, in the middle of Bucharest and of the Old City of Bucharest. It is on French Street, near Manuc’s Inn and it was built in the middle of the 14th century.

WHERE IS DRACULA COURT BUCHAREST

Dracula fortress Bucharest
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Photographed In: Old City, Bucharest
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Description: The museum of the Old Court Bucharest is in the Old City on French Street

OLD COURT IN BUHCAREST OR THE GREAT FORTRESS

In the beginning Old Court of Bucharest was a medieval castle, 160 square meters but it was later fortified by Vlad Dracula, between 1456 and 1462. The ruins every tourist can see today were built by the lord Mircea Ciobanu who kept the existing structures one hundred years after. Some old artifacts can be found at the ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM, too. The new fortress was 25.000 square meters and it had great cellars that can also be visited today. A church was also built, OLD COURT CHURCH. Here foreign princes came to important meetings and they even talked about the castle.

RUINS OF THE OLD COURT IN BUCHAREST

Vlad Impaler castle Bucharest
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Photographed In: Old City, Bucharest
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Description: The ruins of the Old Court can be visited and there is a guide

CIVILIZATIONS CLASH IN THE MIDDLE OF BUCHAREST AT THE OLD COURT

They said it was the landlord palace, not too big but not too small either, with two towers guarding it and with a great hall with Turkish tapestry. In 1595 the Turks had to retire from the old city of Bucharest and almost demolished the site. A few years later, Gabriel Bathory, a Hungarian prince also came and had to leave and destroyed part of the building too. In 1640, the great Romanian Lord, Matei Basarab found the city in ruin and built a new one, a great one, inspired by Western courts. Thus, the Old Court in Bucharest has become the office of the Romanian princes, especially when, in 1659 the Royal Court in Targoviste was demolished and is a great attraction for tourists who are in UNIRII SQUARE BUCHAREST, for it is not far away from the center of the capital.

INSIDE THE OLD COURT OF BUCHAREST

Ruins of Old Court Bucharest in Old City
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Photographed In: Old City, Bucharest
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Description: Tourists can visit the basement of the Old Court in Bucharest where lords 400 years ago ruled the country

THE END OF THE OLD COURT BUCHAREST AND THE RUINS

Lord Constantin Brancoveanu who will have a cruel fate, being killed by the Turks, after seeing his sons slaughtered too, and Stefan Cantacuzino made the Royal Court or the Old Court of Bucharest a great palace, as a sign of the Romanian political power. In 1716 Austrian army march through the capital and rob the The Old Court. The great fire in 1718, the earthquake in 1738, the war in 1768 and 1774 between Russia and Turkey almost destroyed the Old Court.
It will become the house of poor people, homeless until 1802 when a new earthquake put down part of the walls. A fire in 1804 demolished again almost everything. Today can be visited the underground of the Old Court where Lord Dracula ruled hundred of years ago and his statue can be seen in front of the complex of the Old Court in Bucharest.

DRACULA STATUE IN FRONT OF THE OLD COURT IN BUCHAREST

Vlad Dracula Statue in old Court Bucharest
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Photographed In: Old City, Bucharest
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Description: The statue of Dracula Romanian Lord is in front of the Old Court

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