Peles Castle - Romania


posted on 16th of march, 2017

Peles Castle is located in Sinaia Town - Romania, built between 1873 and 1914. A former summer residence of the Romanian kings, it is now a museum.

   



Peles Castle was built at the initiative of the first King of Romania, Carol I, outside perimeter of Neag Bridge Town which receives the name of Sinaia Town. It is one of the most important historic buildings in Romania, having unique character and is one of the most important monuments of its kind in Europe the second half of the nineteenth century.

    



The castle was royal residence (1883 - 1947), nationalized in 1948, the museum from 1953 to 1975 and from 1990 to today, property in 2007 His Majesty King Michael I of Romania and public institution administered by the Romanian State, under the Ministry of Culture and National heritage.

    



Near Peles Castle is Pelisor Castle (smaller than Peles). It was built between 1899 and 1902 from the desire of King Charles I, as residence of the heirs Ferdinand and Maria.

    



Peles Castle stained glass windows were purchased and installed between 1883 and 1914, most were brought from Switzerland and Germany, parts dating from the XV and XVII.

    



The Castle has seven terraces decorated with stone statues, fountains and ornamental vases of Carrara marble.

    


Comments (8)

Posted by Andreistancu on March 20, 2017
Thank you, Li!
Posted by Andreistancu on March 20, 2017
@Photostock2015, Multumesc :)
Posted by Joe1971 on March 18, 2017
It is very beautiful!
Posted by Photostock2015 on March 18, 2017
nice pictures Andrei :)
Posted by Andreistancu on March 17, 2017
Good choice Leszek! What you see here it's just a little, the interior of the castle is fabulous. And there are more castles and beautiful places in Romania. You can see some of them in my photos. Thank you for visit and have a nice vacation :)
Posted by Leswrona on March 17, 2017
Interesting place. When I think about castes in Romania, I think about Dracula castle, one of the places I wanted to visit. Sure that there is much more as you presented here. Romania and Bulgaria might be my next vacation destinations. So soon, I may be photographing this castle as well. Thank you for sharing.
Posted by Andreistancu on March 17, 2017
Thank you Ekaterina, it's really a beautiful place to see :)
Posted by Cathconvey on March 17, 2017
Amazing place and great colorful photos of it!



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