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Tihuţa Pass (Romanian: Pasul Tihuţa, also called Pasul Bârgău; Hungarian: Borgói-hágó or Burgó) is a high mountain pass in the Romanian Bârgău Mountains (Eastern Carpathian Mountains) connecting Bistriţa (Transylvania) with Vatra Dornei (Bukovina, Moldavia).

Tihuţa Pass
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Elevation 1,201 m (3,940 ft)
Traversed by road
Location Romania
Range Bârgău Mountains
Coordinates 47°16′48″N 25°01′30″E / 47.28°N 25.025°E / 47.28; 25.025Coordinates: 47°16′48″N 25°01′30″E / 47.28°N 25.025°E / 47.28; 25.025
Tihuţa Pass is located in Romania
Tihuţa Pass
Tihuţa Pass
Location of Tihuţa Pass in Romania

The pass was made famous by Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, where, termed as "the Borgo Pass", it was the gateway to the realm of Count Dracula. Stoker most likely found the name on a contemporary map. He never actually visited the area.

Today the pass is home to Hotel "Castel Dracula".[1] The hotel was built in 1974 and is located at an elevation of 1,116 m (3,661 ft). The hotel has become quite an attraction due to its architectural style of a medieval villa, as well as the sheer beauty of the location.[citation needed]

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