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Peles Castle

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HISTORY

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. It was constructed for King Carol I.

WHY THIS PLACE

The complex is northwest of the town of Sinaia, which is 48 kilometres (30 mi) from Brașov and 124 kilometres (77 mi) from Bucharest. In the southeastern Carpathian Mountains, the complex is composed of three monuments: Peleș Castle, Pelișor Castle, and the Foișor Hunting Lodge.

CURIOSITIES

In August 2016 the body of Queen Anne Lay in State in the Hall of Honour at Peleș Castle in a ceremony attended by the Presidents of Romania and Moldova, Prime Minister Dacian Cioloș and other national leaders. This was followed on 13 December 2017 by King Michael Lying in State[11] in the same location in a similar, but larger, ceremony prior to his funeral in Bucharest and his burial in Curtea de Argeș.

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