Saturday, October 11, 2008

Peleş Castle, Romania

A card from my friend Marija Dz. from her trip to Romania several years ago...

The Peleş Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle placed in an idyllic setting in the Carpathian Mountains near Sinaia, Romania on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia built between 1873 and 1883. It is considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe and was the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs including King Carol I, who died here in 1914.
The castle 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.

Castles always look so beautiful....

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