There are a number of beautiful castles in Romania.
There are a number of beautiful castles in Romania. A short list about the most beautiful and most visited castles in Romania:
Peles Castle in Sinaia, the summer residence of the kings of Romania, was built at the wish of King Carol I of Romania (1866 - 1914), by Johannes Schultz and architect Karel Liman, and was decorated by famous decorators JD Heymann Hamburg, August Bembi in Mainz and Berhard Ludwig in Vienna. Peles Castle may be considered the most important historic edifice in Romania, with unique character and historic and artistic value.
Stained Peles Castle was purchased and installed between 1883 and in 1914, most were brought from Switzerland and Germany, parts dating from the XV and XVII. In addition, Castle has seven terraces decorated with stone statues, fountains and ornamental vases of Carrara marble.
Peles Castle is situated in Sinaia, Prahova Valley (44 km from Brasov and 122 km from Bucharest), the European road E60 (DN1). Numerous rail trains bound for Ploiesti and Brasov Sinaia.
Visitors enjoy an extended tour of the premises on the ground floor and first floor, with guides in five languages.
Bran Castle is an historic and architectural monument, located in Step Ruc?r Bran, 30 km from Brasov. Bran Castle is built on a rock in a key strategic point of view. It currently houses the Museum of Bran, the museum covers four floors of the castle. Museum collections are displayed in ceramic, furniture, weapons and armor, and the castle's museum is a small village with traditional houses in the region Rucar-Bran.
Peli?or is a small castle built between 1899 and 1902 by Czech architect Karel Liman and decorated by the Viennese artist Bernhardt Ludwig Peli?or become, since 1903, the summer residence of princes heirs, the castle was built in the desire of King Charles I.
There are several chambers, working cabinets, a chapel, and "the golden room". Queen Marie herself, an accomplished artist, made many of the artistic decisions about the design of the palace, and participated in its decoration, including as a painter. Queen Marie considered Art Nouveau a weapon against sterile historicism, creating a personal style combining Art-Nouveau elements with Byzantine and Celtic elements. The hall of honor is very simple with the walls covered with oak-timber and a glass ceiling.
The Hunyad Castle (Romanian: Castelul Huniazilor or Castelul Corvine?tilor) is a castle in Transylvanian Hunedoara, present-day Romania. Until 1541 it was part of the Kingdom of Hungary, and after the Principality of Transylvania.
It was built mainly in Gothic style, but has Renaissance architectural elements. It features tall and strong defense towers, an interior yard and a drawbridge. Built over the site of an older fortification and on a rock above the small river Zla?ti, the castle is a large and imposing building with tall and diversely colored roofs, towers and myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings.
In the castle yard, near the chapel built also during Vlad The Third's ruling, is a well 30 meters deep. The legend says that this fountain was dug by twelve Turkish prisoners to whom liberty was promised if they reached water. After 15 years they completed the well, but their captors did not keep their promise. It is said that the inscription on a wall of the well means "you have water, but not soul".
The Iulia Hasdeu Castle is a folly house built in the form of small castle by historian and politician Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu in the city of Câmpina, Romania. Work on it began in 1893, after Hasdeu's daughter, Iulia Hasdeu, died at the age of 19, an event that dramatically shook and changed Hasdeu's life.
He claimed that his belated daughter provided the plans for building the castle during sessions of spiritism (which took much of Hasdeu's imagination and time after Iulia's death). The building was completed in 1896.
Since 1994 the Iulia Hasdeu Castle has been housing the "B.P.Hasdeu” Memorial Museum which displays furniture, personal belongings of Hasdeu family, photos and original documents, manuscripts, Hasdeu's reviews, many pictures made by Nicolae Grigorescu and Sava Hentia.