Visiting the Peles Castle near Sinaia, Romania
This castle was very different from the previous ones mainly because it was built between 1873 and 1883, so it's "new" compared to the others visited before:)
The castle was the summer residence of king Carol I so inside is very richly decorated. We went inside with a group, and there was a guide who spoke about the rooms, decoration, history and everything. It was a very short tour, we didn't have enough time to look at the things better, everywhere we had to hurry to hear what the guide tells.
Everything in the castle was beautiful and every time we went in the next room we was stunned and wondered: how much money did this king had:) In one room were only old guns, and armors, another room was full of books, in one room was a very big mirror which was made of glass from Murano, there were carpets which the king had got from Iran, so everything was very interesting and precious. We were sorry that the tour ended so soon...
After seeing the castle from the inside we thought about walking a bit in its park. This was very nice, too with fountains, statues and guards too of course:P
This was my second visit to this castle but if i have the opportunity I will go to see it again. On the tour the guide said the the first floor is now closed but from September it will be opened once a month... I hope I will see it once:)
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1. Jul 15, 2007 Initial experiences in Oradea (Oradea)
2. Jul 15, 2007 The legend of the castle of Deva (Deva) ( 6)
3. Jul 15, 2007 The Medieval Castle of Hunedoara (Hunedoara) ( 11)
4. Jul 15, 2007 Visiting Sibiu in the summer (Sibiu) ( 7)
5. Jul 16, 2007 In the Fagaras Mountains, Romania (Fagaras) ( 33)
6. Jul 16, 2007 Short trip to the Vidraru Lake, Romania (Curtea de Arges) ( 14)
7. Jul 17, 2007 At the Bran Castle, Dracula's legendary home (Bran) ( 21)
8. Jul 17, 2007 Visiting the Peles Castle near Sinaia (Sinaia) ( 11)
9. Jul 17, 2007 Brasov, one of Romania's greatest cities (Brasov) ( 11)
10. Jul 18, 2007 The baths of Tusnad and the St. Anna Lake (Tusnad) ( 3)
11. Jul 19, 2007 Amazing canyon in Romania (Bicaz) ( 5)
12. Jul 19, 2007 Excursion at the Bicaz Canyon (Cheile Bicazului) (Bicaz) ( 8)
13. Jul 19, 2007 At the Red Lake of Romania (Lacu Rosu) ( 7)
14. Jul 19, 2007 At the Salt Mine in Praid (Praid) ( 12)
15. Jul 20, 2007 Last station: Sovata and the Bear Lake (Sovata) ( 4)
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Hiking and ski in Sinaia, Romania
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The end of World War I marked the victory of Romanians: Sibiu history took an important twist, as the city became a part of the Romanian State. By the time when World War II started, the ethnic structure of Sibiu was very balanced: Romanians and Saxons, in almost equal numbers. Unfortunately, many Germans were persecuted by the communist authorities: those who managed to escape deportation chose to immigrate in Western Europe. Sibiu managed to escape the massive demolitions that mutilated cities like Bucharest or Constanta in the communist era. In recognition of its numerous achievements and rich historical patrimony, Sibiu was chosen... Read more »
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Hiking and ski in Sinaia, Romania - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
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