The cinema has become a good dynamizer of the tourism. There are not a few people who visit places, cities, streets, shops, cafes, restaurants ... where a scene has been filmed or the scene has taken place. filming from a motion picture or television series. This has led to countries that have organized routes around the settings in which the different scenes have been filmed and that these places, if the film has been very successful, become practically a center of pilgrimage for the movie buffs. This not only happens with cities or municipalities, but with specific environments such as, for example, castles. And it is that there are some of them very famous for having appeared in films or having been the source of inspiration in the case of animated films. Apart from this aspect, the truth is that they all have great beauty and very attractive elements for which they are well worth a tourist visit.
Count Dracula's castle
If there is a famous castle in the whole world it is Dracula's. This fictional character created by Bram stoker lived in who is the Bran castleAlthough few people actually know it by this name.
This medieval castle is in Romania. Specifically, it is located at a distance of about 15 kilometers northeast of Brasov. Its main attraction is precisely the legend about Dracula, fueled by the story of 'Vlad the Impaler' who is alleged to have never lived there. However, if you visit, you will also be impressed to see it because it is located on top of a rock from 200 meters from height.
Other elements that attract attention are its towers and turrets, as well as its 60 rooms which are accessed by winding and very narrow stairs. Furthermore, they are all connected by underground passages. Other attractions are the furniture, weapons and armor of times between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Another of the most popular and well-known castles is that of Mont Saint-Michel (also known as Mont Saint Michel), which is in Normandy. In it, different films and series of intrigue have been filmed, since its environment –is in a bay- invites you to be surrounded by Water and not always be easily accessible depending on the tides.
Within the Titles in which it appears is, for example, ‘The shadow of Mont Saint-Michel’. However, it has also served as inspiration for the movie ‘Tangled’ by Disney, since it is the castle in which Rapunzel was kidnapped.
In a forest
Another castle that has starred in different film and television scenes is the Neuschawanstein Castle, which is in the middle of a forest from Bavaria. It stands out above all for its architectural work, which has served to recreate dream castles such as Cinderella's.
On a cliff
Lovers of cinema and television series also have an appointment at the Dunnottar Castle, which is in the Scottish Higlands, very close to Aberdeen. This castle attracts attention mainly because it is on the edge of a Cliff with stunning views of the sea. And although today it is half-ruined, it has been a great inspiration to recreate the entire environment of movies like ‘Brave’.
And within this list, you cannot miss a Spanish one: the Alcazar of Segovia, which is located in the Old City of this part of the capital. East castle-palace It is from the late Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Age, especially attracting attention for its way of ship bow.
This environment has served as inspiration also for quite a few movies, highlighting some of Disney like the castle of 'Snow White' with which it bears a great resemblance.
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- Alcazar de Segovia, Bran Castle, Chillon Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle, Dunnottar Castle, Mont Saint-Michel