Dracula's Castle is a location in Netflix's Castlevania animated series. It is an enormous and presumably very old castle, home of the vampire lord Vlad Dracula Tepes, after who it is named. It was originally settled in Wallachia, Transylvania. The building employs a mixture of highly advanced technologies –far beyond those the world possessed at the time–, such as electricity and steam-generated power, combined with magical elements. By the use of these, the whole structure is capable of traveling through time and space.
The date of the castle's construction is unknown, although it apparently was a very long time before the events in the series. Lisa of Lupu visited it in 1455 and became the student and then wife of its owner, the vampire Vlad Dracula Tepes, shortly after their first meeting. At some point, they presumably left the castle and went to live at her house in Lupu.
After Lisa was executed by the Church in Targoviste in 1475 under false accusations of witchcraft, Dracula returned to the castle to summon an army. He dueled with his son, Alucard, within the castle and then focused on gathering an army of demons by utilizing the various technologies the castle put at his disposal.
One year later, in 1476, Dracula teleported the castle directly into the center of Targoviste. He unleashed his army of demons and destroyed the city in short order. Dracula's army was then deployed across the entirety of Wallachia with the objective of exterminating all humanity.
Some time later, while the combined troops of Dracula and his generals were advancing toward the port town of Braila with the objective of also taking it over, a civil battle between the vampiric forces suddenly broke out, schemed by the calculative Styrian queen Carmilla as part of her plans to betray Dracula and continue the war by herself. After a successful surprise attack which took the life of innumerable units in Dracula's forces, the generals and the remaining soldiers retreated inside the castle and there they engaged in a fierce battle against Carmilla's own army. During the struggle, the castle was suddenly teleported to the Belmont Hold thanks to the workings of Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades and Alucard, which subsequently entered the battle themselves and defeated all the generals.
Since that day, the castle has remained at the Belmont Hold under the guard of Alucard, its now rightful owner.
Dracula's Castle is the home of Vlad Dracula Tepes. It is strongly implied that it was built by Dracula himself. During peacetime, the castle is Dracula's home and laboratory. In wartime, it is a weapon of such danger and potency as to be legend.
The building is both a technological and supernatural marvel; from its exterior, it can be seen to incorporate electricity and advanced mechanics in its workings. The Belmont family noted that it also used steam power and electric powered lights. Apart from technology that is centuries beyond what the outside world possessed at the time, the castle is also operated via supernatural elements. Dracula's study is shown to have glass that reacts to his magical abilities.
The whole structure is also capable of teleportation; a "traveling machine," as Dracula puts it. Dracula can make the building teleport to any location. This peculiar ability can be done softly or in an explosion of fire. When Dracula attacked Targoviste, the castle's teleportation event was like dropping a bomb on the city, destroying the city church instantly. Immediately afterward, Dracula released his army –which was housed inside the castle– directly into the city, completely ignoring any defenses Targoviste had.
- Even though the castle is probably one of the main influences that give the series its peculiar name, it actually is never called "Castlevania" within the show itself (even according to the authors).