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Nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the picturesque town of Sinaia, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered by many one of the most stunning castles in Europe.

Commissioned by King Carol I in 1873 and completed in 1883, the castle served as the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. Its 160 rooms are adorned with the finest examples of European art, Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows and Cordoba leather-covered walls.

Peles Castle was the first European castle entirely lit by electrical current. The electricity was produced by the castle's own plant.

The castle draws its name from neighboring Peles Creek, which passes right through the courtyard.

The first movie projection in Romania took place in 1906 in the castle's Theater Room.
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source: romaniatourism.com

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