Peles Castle – Sinaia – Romania
CASTILLO PELES It is located in the province of Prahova , 45 km away. from Brasov and 121 km. from Bucharest . It is one of the important tourist and mineral water treatment stations in the country. The annual average temperature is 6 degrees C. With a cable car you can climb to a 2000 meter Hut and has several facilities for winter sports, sky, snowboarding , etc. One of the tourist attractions is the Peles Castle, considered by some as one of the most beautiful in Europe, a masterpiece of German new Renaissance architecture, commissioned by King Carol I in 1873. It has an elegant design, an opulent display of art and elegance with ornaments of all art. European, Murano chandeliers, colored glass from Germany, walls covered with Cordoba leather, Meissen and Sevres porcelain, ebony and ivory carvings. Peles Castle has 160 rooms and the other smaller Pelisor Castle built by King Ferdinand next door, has 70 rooms in art-nouveau style and used as a summer residence. Worth mentioning is the fact that this CastleIt is the first European castle entirely lit by electric current. This was possible because the electricity was produced by its own power plant that was located in the bank of a stream.