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  • 1. Peles Castle (located in Sinaia, Romania) is considered by many one of the mostbeautiful castles in all Europe. It was the final resting place for several Romanianmonarchs including King Carol I, who died there in 1914.Peleş Castle has 3200 sq. meters of floor plan, over 160 rooms,30bathrooms, many with dedicated themes from world cultures, that can vary byfunction (offices, libraries, armouries, art galleries) or by style(Florentine, Turkish, Moorish, French, Imperial) all extremely lavishly furnishedand decorated to the slightest detail. The establishment hosts one of the finestcollections of art in East and Central Europe, consisting ofstatues, paintings, furniture, arms and armour, gold, silver, stainedglass, ivory, fine china, tapestries and rugs; the collection of arms and armour hasover 4,000 pieces, divided between Eastern and Western war, ceremonial orhunting spreading over four centuries in history. Oriental rugs come from thefinest sources: Bukhara, Mosul, Isparta, Saruk and Smirna, porcelain from Sèvresand Meissen, leather from Córdoba but perhaps the most acclaimed are the handpainted stained glass vitralios, mostly Swiss . Peleş Castle shelters one of the mostimportant and most valuable painting collections in Europe, almost 2,000 pieces.
  • 2. The Armory
  • 3. Images and text: InternetMusic: Mozart “Piano Concerto #20 in D Minor K 466 (Romance) Adriana

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