Peleș Castle (Romania)
Transylvania See list of castles in Romania
Among the regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains, in the picturesque town of Sinaia, is the marvelous Peles Castle, an outstanding example of German neo-Renaissance architecture.
Built between 1875 and 1883 at the behest of King Charles I, the Peles Castle, considered by many the most beautiful in Europe, was the first among the Europeans to be lit entirely by electricity. The castle was the summer residence of the royal family until 1947, and 160 rooms in the building, only 10 visitors, are embellished with impressive Murano glass chandeliers, frescoes, silk embroidery and many other luxuries. The entrance is decorated with walnut sculptures and bas-reliefs and the glass ceiling is mobile and opens to the sky.
Very nice the Royal Library, with rare books written by hand with gold lettering and bound in leather, the Music Room, the Florentine Room and the Armoury, where more than 4000 items including German armor. Peles castle also has seven terraces decorated with sculptures, fountains and marble vases of Carrara. The castle also houses the National Museum where you will find one of Europe's most important collections of paintings.