PELEȘ CASTLE

After arrival to Sinaia we made visit of the Peles Castle. This Neo-Renaissance castle lays in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. This castle was used as a summer residence by the kings of Romania. The story of the castle begins with a visit made by Charles I in the town of Sinaia. The king remained enchanted by the beauty of this place, located near the mountains. At that time, Sinaia was actually a small village, named Podul Neagului. Carol decided that the castle should be built in a secluded spot known as Piatra Arsa. In 1872 he bought the land and the construction began a year later. Its inauguration was held in 1883.