"Peles Castle" Sinaia Things to Do Tip by iwys
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Peles Castle is one of those fairy tale castles that you occasionally come across in the countryside of Eastern Europe which were built more to indulge the fantasies of royalty then for any defensive purposes. Completed in 1883, Peles Castle was built as the summer residence of the Romanian royal family, by King Carol I (1866-1914) and today it is a national monument and museum.
Several other buildings, annexed to the castle, are worth visiting, including Pelisor Castle, The Guard's Chambers, the Foisor Hunting Lodge, the Stables and the Sipot Villa. Until the completion of Peles Castle, the royal couple lived in the adjoining hunting lodge. Peles Castle was the first European castle to be entirely lit by electricity.
It is well worth taking the guided tour inside the castle where there are spectacularly lavish furnishings, wood panelled walls, stained glass windows, chandeliers and works of art.
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