The Bran Castle in Romania - better known worldwide as Dracula's Castle - comes first among the most expensive historical building with residential purposes in Central and Eastern Europe with a value of 140 million USD, according to a new Forbes list.

The list includes buildings that have either been bought from the state, or returned to their former owners and which have changed their initial destination for the past several years.

The Bran Castle, considered one of Romania's most important brands, is listed by Forbes despite a series of controversies regarding the inheritance rights over the property, which is still disputed in court.

The building is considered one of the most important tourism attractions in Romania as it is visited by some 450,000 tourists annually.