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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Peles Castle



Peleș Castle: is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. Its inauguration was held in 1883. King Carol I of Romania (1839–1914), under whose reign the country gained its independence, first visited the site of the future castle in 1866 and fell in love with the magnificent mountain scenery. In 1872, the Crown purchased 1,300 square kilometres (500 sq mi) of land near the Piatra Arsă River. Peleș became the world's first castle fully powered by locally produced electricity.

 Peles Castle
 Peleș Castle
 Peles Castle
 Peleș Castle
 Peles Castle
Peleș Castle

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