The Transfagarasan 🇷🇴 was constructed between 1970 and 1974. Along the southern section of the road, near the village of Arefu, is Poenari Castle. The castle was the residence of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula.
Built mainly by military forces, the road had a high financial and human cost. Work was carried out in an alpine climate, at an elevation of 2,000 metres , using roughly six million kilograms of dynamite, and employing junior military personnel who were untrained in blasting techniques. —
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