Peles Castle

Pelisor Castle

Peles & Pelisor Castles

Peles Castle is one of Romania's most important museums in the country since it was the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs including King Carol I, who died here in 1914. The building of the castle began in 1873 under the direct order of the Viennese architect Wilhem Doderer but was inaugurated only on October 7, 1883.
The location for the German prince chose the castle Carol I de Hohenzollern, who was to become a king and it draws its name from the neighboring brooks, which passes through the courtyard.
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.
Quite outstanding are the Big Armory Room, the small Armory Room, the Florentine Room, the Reception Room (where paintings and wooden sculptures depicting 16 castles of the Hohenzollerns are exhibited), the Moresque Room, The French Room, the Turkish Room, the Council Room, the Concert Room as well as the Imperial Suite. It is also worth mentioning other exquisite attractions such as the statues, the ceramics, the gold and silver plates, the Meissen and Sevres porcelain, as well as the extensive weapon collections.

Pelisor Castle was built between 1899 – 1903 by the order of King Carol I as the residence for his Royal family, the future King Ferdinand  and Queen Maria, by the the architect Karel Liman in the Art Nouveau style. The furniture and the interior decorations were designed mostly by Bernhard Ludwig with several chambers, working cabinets, a chapel, „the golden room”.