Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Peles Castle

The Peles Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, 
near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, 
on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, 
built between 1873 and 1914. 
Its inauguration was held in 1883.

The castle was built at the initiative of King Charles I, 
to serve as a summer residence of Romania's first royal couple, 
and it was invested with political, cultural and symbolic functions. 

It was built in wood, stone, bricks and marble and comprises more than 160 rooms. 
The representative style used is German Renaissance, 
but one can easily discover elements belonging to 
the Italian Renaissance, Gothic, German Baroque and French Rococo style.

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