Peles Castle

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Peles Castle

Nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the picturesque town of Sinaia, Walachia – Southern Romania, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered by many one of the most stunning castles in Europe. Peles Castle was the first European castle entirely lit by electrical current. The electricity was produced by the castle's own plant. Sinaia, a well-known ski resort, and the surrounding towns of Busteni.

Europe may be packed with medieval castles, but this one, completed in 1914, will conquer you with its location in "vampire" Transylvania, as well as with the colourful mixture of various styles. It was King Carol I's idea to build it, as he was impressed by the beautiful nature near Sinaia.

After wondering for some time, the king trusted the German architect Johannes Schultz who combined Alpine villa style with the achievements of European Classics and Renaissance, Inside it you can see the "Florentine", "Moors" and "Turkish" salons, a theatre hall in the Sun King style.