Poenari Fortress - Castles and Fortresses in Wallachia, Romania.
CASTLES and FORTRESSES in Wallachia - Romania. This website offers information about Poenari, Vlad the Impaler Fortress near Curtea de Arges. Travel information, brochures, maps, advice and pictures of Romania from RomaniaTourism.
Poenari Castle. The real castle of Vlad III Tepes, also called Vlad the Impaler, or Vlad Draculea, or just DraculaVlad III (1431 - 1476), Prince of Wallachia, is more commonly known as Vlad the Impaler. Vlad III is the real life character behind the fictional character Dracula in Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula, the world's most notorious vampire, . He was born in Sighisoara in Transylvania, and he was the ruler (voivod) of Wallachia for some time. He died nearby Bucharest.