At the first floor

At the first floor there is: 1. another prison's cell 2. the arms room 3. the squire's chancellery 4. the passage room 5. the ch

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At the first floor there is:
1. another prison's cell
2. the arms room
3. the squire's chancellery
4. the passage room
5. the chappel /gothic room
6. the council room /guest room
7. the secret stairs

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1. another prison's cell
The island and the monastery witnessed throughout the centuries lots of crimes and dramas. Vlad the Impeller built a jail with special torture chambers where the prisoners were killed by fire or iron and then thrown straight into the lake by a sort of canon. In 1476, Prince Vlad the Impala-Dracula was mysteriously killed in a battle and the legend says that he was buried in Snagov Monastery. The archaeological digging discovered the tomb but removing the marble that was supposed to cover the Vlad's grave ,they found an empty six foot pit. Is it Vlad the Impeller, Dracula?

2. the arms room

3. the squire's chancellery
Let's take a look to the Squire's Chancellery, the office of the Castle's master. Placed on the first floor, near the Council Room, it completed the function of this room: private office (the Chancellery) and reception room (the Council Room). Here you can find a lot of documents about the role of the castle in the county's administration.

It is a very bright room, with a great view on the valley.
squire's chancellery

4. the passage room

5. the chappel /gothic room
You are now in the Gothic Room, called like that because of its Gothic architecture (please notice the ceiling's shape) and decoration. In the room you can find wood sculptures and furniture from the 15-16th centuries. At that time this room was the castle's chapel.
chappel /gothic room

6. the council room /guest room

Welcome to the Council Room, the place where the Town Council meetings took place. The massive oak table is the oldest furniture piece from the castle. The door you can see behind leads to the secret stairs.
council room /guest room

7. the secret stairs
Attention! You are now revealing to you the secret of the Dracula's Castle. This was the secret lethal weapon of the Castle. There was few those who knew about it, but now you will discover it...

Hidden in the walls of Eastern Tower there is a secret passage leading from the Council room on the first floor directly to the top of the tower where the defence utilities were concentrated. This 70 centimeters large passage was enough to hide 25-30 soldiers. In the Middle Ages, the entrance to the stairs was hidden in the fireplace.

This trick was so efficient so it was discovered only in 1920 when the redecoration works began.
the secret stairs

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