How the Transylvanian winters are hard winters, the legend says that the Count Dracula is getting down in the winter period from his Carpathian Castle from Borgo Pass to the Arcalia Castle. So, the Dracula Winter Castle from Transylvania is the Arcalia Castle.
The Dracula Winter Castle from Arcalia is situated at 60 kilometers from the Dracula Castle from Borgo Pass, at the border between the Carpathian Mountains and the Field of Transylvania, at just 15 kilometers from the Bistrita City, the last town where Jonathan Harker arrived from London in his travel to meet the Count Dracula.
The Dracula Winter Castle from Arcalia is a unique castle from Transylvania. It was built in the XIX century by a strange Hungarian aristocrat that has no relatives today and his coat of arms is a snake.
The Dracula Winter Castle from Arcalia is different from the others castles and palaces from Transylvania: is the singular castle built in the Byzantine style. An extraordinary combination of 5 onion domes, 4 towers with crenels, Byzantine arch windows, 4 similar entrances for each cardinal point, just one floor, big stairs all over and a huge cellar. The main entrance is leading you into an imposing lobby; from here you enter into a solemn dining hall, on the left are the ballroom and next is the library. Each one of his 4 towers is in fact a bedroom. No kitchen. No chapel…
When you are inside you have the feeling that here nobody is cooking, just waiting the guests for the dinner and the sleep, maybe more than a sleep in the empty underneath cellar…
The Dracula Castle from Bran is a medieval castle, here at Dracula Winter Castle from Arcalia, Bistritz you meet a romantic castle like in the Bram Stoker Dracula novel.
The Arcalia Castle is situated into a botanic park with tree species from all over the world. It seems like a world traveler get tree seeds from the entire globe to have it in his own garden.
It is strange that near the Dracula Arcalia Castle are living gypsy families. They are working on the estate like the gypsies from the Bram Stoker book.
Maybe this Castle is not a legend and it is the Real Dracula Castle?