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Vlad Dracula Pictures
Targoviste - The Princely Court
Targoviste - Vlad Tepes Princely Court
The Princely Court figured large in the life of Vlad Tepes, whose bust is near the ruins. Inside the fifteen century Sunset Tower an exhibition charts the happenings and horrors of Dracula's life. Young Vlad's privileged childhood ended in 1442, when he and his brother Radu were sent by their father as hostages to Anatolia, to curry favour with the Turkish Sultan. The 16th century Princely Church shows the signs of a budding Wallachian style, with three slender cupolas roofed by faceted cones instead of the rounder towers.