About Us

Vlad Dracul Restaurant Vlad Dracul is located in the heart of the famous medieval town of Sighisoara, in the immediate vicinity of the Clock Tower.

We have a capacity of 120 seats in the restaurant and 70 seats on the terrace. Here, in addition to the specialties of the international cuisine, Romanian dishes can be served, such as "Prince Dracula's food" with Transylvanian palinka.

During the visit, you can have the surprise of being visited by the famous Count Dracula, in his house, which has a great historical charge, to wish you "Welcome!"

Ruler Vlad Dracul lived in Sighisoara in the house in the current Museum Square. His presence is proven by the famous fresco of the "portrait with a turban" on the west wall of the first floor salon. The fresco found here shows four characters, one of which is female, in a western costume and one in an oriental costume with a turban.
According to art historians, this is the only painting that represents the mountain ruler.

Besides this painting, the presence of Vlad Dracul in Sighisoara between the years 1431-1436 is attested by two letters. The first one from the end of 1431, in which he asked for support from the people of Brasov for the occupation of the throne of the Romanian Country, mentioning that "...and the people of Saghisore are coming with me". In the second letter dated around the year 1436, he also asked the people of Brasov to send to Sighisoara the necessary instruments for a mint: "...that's why the mints in Seghisoara understood that I want to move the mint (mintary n.n.) from you." Incidentally, here in the burgh on Tarnava Mare he minted silver ducats with the voivode's insignia: a page with a cross on the obverse and the dragon on the reverse. It can be said that the famous son of Vlad the Impaler, namely Vlad Tepes-Dracula, was born and raised here.

Few people know, however, that he owes his father the name Dracula. The name Draco was given to Vlad, the old voivode, as it is known in documents, because in 1431 in Nurnberg he was invested by the emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg in the order of the Dragon, from here, from the Latin draco (dragon) derives Draco.

The appellation Draculea in the Slavonic documents and Dracula in the Latin ones, was applied to Vlad Tepes because in the Slavonic language the suffix "-lea" shows parentage. (example: Radulea is Radu's son) This name arouses strong emotions today thanks to Bram Stroker's well-known novel, entitled "Dracula".