About Us

About Us

EN Vlad Dracul restaurant is located in the heart of the famous  medieval burg of Sighisoara, near the Clock Tower.

We have a capacity of 120 seats in restaurant and 70 seats on the terrace.

Here, beside international specialities you can enjoy also romanian dishes such as Prince Draculas  food and Transylvanian palinka.

During your visit you might be visited by Count Dracula in his house, which has a great historical significance, to wish you “Welcome”.

Prince Vlad Dracul lived in Sighisoara, in the house from de current Museum Market.Evidence of his presence is the famous “Portrait with turban” on the western wall in the room of the restaurant on the first floor.The fresco originally presents four characters, of which only three are left, including a women, all wearing westearn clothes and one with a turban. In the art criticts opinion , this is the only paiting that represents the ruler of Wallachia.

Other evidence of the Vlad Dracul’s presence in Sighisoara between 1431-1436 are two letters. The first letter of 1431 demands support from the town people of Brasov in his attempt to conquer the throne of Wallachia, mentioning that “…the people of Sighisoara will come with me, too”. The second letter of 1436 is also addressed to the population of Brasov asking for equipment for the minting press: “…the council of Sighisoara have become aware that I want to take the minting press for you”. It is known that in this citadel on the Tarnava Mare river, Vlad Dracul minted his silver ducats bearing his emblem: the eagle with cross on the observ and the dragon on the reverse.

It can be said that here it might have been born and grew the famous son of Vlad Dracul, namely Vlad Tepes-Dracula.

But few know that he owes his name of Dracula from his father . The name of  Dracul was received by Vlad, the old voivode, as is known in the documents, because in 1431 he was invested by the emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg in the order of the “Dragon” in Nurnberg, from here, from the latin word “draco” (Dragon) derived “Dracul”.

Nickname “Draculea”in the slavonic documents and “Dracula” in the latin ones, has been applied to Vlad Tepes because in the Slavonic language the suffix “-lea” shows the lineage (example: Radulea is the son of Radu)

This name still provokes strong emotions today thanks to Bram Stoker famous novel named “Dracula”.