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Tourist Promotion of the Historical Character Vlad the Impaler - Histotical Truth and Legend Character at the Poienari Fortress


  • Camelia Teodorescu

    () (Human Geography Department, University of Bucharest, Romania)

  • Iulian Dinca

    (Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning University of Oradea, Romania)

  • Octavian Teodorescu

    (Faculty of Architecture, University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania)


Traces of historical events over time are now becoming more and more transformed in attractions. Each geographical region of Romania has high specific buildings in different historical epochs, most of them bearing the imprint area in events occurred that period. In this category is also included Poienari fortress, or castle of Vlad Tepes, as it is known by locals. Today there are only ruins, ruins that hold valuable historical information that can be used for tourism purposes. They can be close to reality, often architectural or historical nature, and legends, which often are those that draw heavily on tourists. This study provides evidence in evolution of the number of tourists and tourist attraction actual reason and details about the historical truth used as a tourist attraction. Current arrangements have increased the number of tourists. Sights are focused on enhancing legends about building the city and what is supposed to be held there in a certain time.

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  • Camelia Teodorescu & Iulian Dinca & Octavian Teodorescu, 2012. "Tourist Promotion of the Historical Character Vlad the Impaler - Histotical Truth and Legend Character at the Poienari Fortress," Quaestus Multidisciplinary Research Journal, Faculty of Management in Tourism and Commerce Timisoara, "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University, Timisoara, Romania, vol. 1(1), pages 22-31, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:dcc:journl:v:1:y:2012:i:1:p:22-31

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