Castelul Peleș

The castle of Peleș is beautifully located in the mountains above Sinaia, belonging to Wallachia. It was built for king Carol I. and was finished in 1883. The castle was built by Austrian und Czech architects and is massively decorated in different European styles. You can see a weapon collection, sculptures, and a lot of historic furniture. The paintings inside the building have been done by famous painter Gustav Klimt.

When monarchy was abolished in 1947 the castle was seized by the Communist regime, later it was given back to the royal family living in exile. Parts of the castle can be explored on guided tours. It was technologically advanced: it has a central heating (to avoid open fires in the mainly wooden building), two elevators, electricity and a hot water system.

Castelul Peleș

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