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For Camilla's castle in Circle of the Moon, see Camilla's Castle.
For Carmilla's castle in Lords of Shadow, see Vampire Castle.

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"This castle belonged to a stupid, evil old man. I took it."
Carmilla talking how she got the castle in "Having the World"

Carmilla's Castle is a location in the Castlevania animated series. As its name implies, it is a large castle owned by the ambitious and calculative vampire queen, Carmilla. It is an enormous building located in Styria, Austria, which rivals in size and sumptuousness to Dracula's Castle itself. It functions as the headquarters and base of operations for the Council of Sisters, a committee conformed by four powerful female vampires that rule over this region.

Architecture and geography

Carmilla's Castle sits solitary on top of a rocky formation among the Styrian mountain range. It is surrounded by a snowy landscape that is mostly devoid of life and distant from any other human (or inhuman) settlement. The building follows an Art Nouveau architectural style, with white snowy walls, several big red domes and roofs, and tall towers adorned with golden conical spires. It is also notable for its heavy use of flying buttresses. A phenomenon worth mentioning is that, when seen from a distance, the partially melted snow covering the red domes and roofs produces a dreadful visual effect, as if the entire castle was covered in blood. The castle's interior design was also inspired by Art Deco.

Even the dungeon of the castle has a heating system, where hot air is circulated through a series of pipes (likely a hypocaust). Lenore noted to Hector –who was puzzled by such technology and heating in the dungeon to begin with– that vampires weren't monsters and that it was a scientific knowledge that they preserved, but which was forgotten by humans.

All these features in conjunction make the structure contrast with Dracula's Gothic styled castle.

Appearances

Season 3
301. Bless Your Dead Little Hearts
Yes
302. The Reparation of My Heart
Yes
303. Investigators
Yes
304. I Have a Scheme
Yes
305. A Seat of Civilisation and Refinement
No
306. The Good Dream
Yes
307. Worse Things Than Betrayal
No
308. What the Night Brings
Yes
309. The Harvest
Yes
310. Abandon All Hope
Yes
Season 4
401. Murder Wakes It Up
No
402. Having the World
Yes
403. Walk Away
No
404. You Must Sacrifice
No
405. Back in the World
Yes
406. You Don't Deserve My Blood
Yes
407. The Great Work
No
408. Death Magic
No
409. The Endings
No
410. It's Been a Strange Ride
Yes

Gallery

Screenshots

Concept and background art

See also

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