Luxurious Peles Castle, Sinaia in Romania
Peles Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania. It it on the medieval route between Transylvania and Wallachia. It was built between 1873 and 1914.
It was the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs including King Carol I. It was transformed into a museum in 1952. Many parts of the castle are accessible to the public.
Peles Castle is as luxurious inside as it is outside. Visitors to Peles Castle can view 35 of its over 150 rooms, which include an armory, the imperial suite, and other rooms sumptuously decorated and appointed with furnishings from various parts of the world. An additional fee is required for guests who wish to take photos, but bringing a camera is recommended. Its architectural style is a romantically inspired blend Neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival similar to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria.
The castle was built in wood, stone, bricks and marble.
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
Peles is surrounded by seven terraces decorated with statues, stone-made-wells, ornamental vases and Carara marble.