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Peles castle

  1. 1. Peles Castle FIVE SENSES PROJECT TREASURES FROM MY COUNTRY
  2. 2.   Located in Sinaia (44 km from Brasov), Peles Castle is considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe. It was the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs including King Carol I, who died here in 1914.
  3. 3. Located on Peles brook valley, on the spot named Pietrele Arse (the Burnt Stones), the Peles Castle, was built between 1875 and 1883 – when it was officially opened.
  4. 4. The castle was built in wood, stone, bricks and marble and comprises more than 160 rooms. The representative style used is German Renaissance, but one can easily discover elements belonging to the Italian Renaissance, Gothic, German Baroque and French Rococo style.
  5. 5. Other exquisite attractions such as the statues, the ceramics, the gold and silver plates, the Meissen and Sevres porcelain, the Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows, walls covered with Cordoba leather, ebony and ivory sculptures, as well as the extensive weapon collections are worth mentioning. It is also important to know that Peles Castle shelters one of the most important and most valuable painting collections in Europe, almost 2.000 pieces.
  6. 6. BIBLIOGRAPHY          www.romanianmonasteries.org www.bucharestaccommodation.com romania-traveller.com www.flickr.com www.flickriver.com romania.ici.ro unknownbucharest.com www.hancockonline.net commons.wikimedia.org  This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. GABRIELA MARILENA ANDREI, 7TH GRADE, DICHISENI SCHOOL

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