Curtea de Argeș literally means The Court upon Argeș and refers to the former status of the town as the capital of Wallachia.

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One of the oldest towns in Wallachia, Curtea de Argeș was the capital of a small local state which was the start for the unification of the lands south of the Carpathians at the beginning of the 13th century.

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If you are looking for the real Dracula castle, you can find it on a mountain top, 1480 stairs and 400 meter high from the Argeș Valley. This is the Poienari Fortress. 2014-08-03 11.46.03_ Continue reading