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Castle Peles

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Today a historical monument, Peleş Castle (Romanian: Castelul Peleş [kasˈtelul ˈpeleʃ]) is a Neo-Renaissance castle placed in an idyllic setting 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.

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A: Peles - interior courtyard

di Eugen Festeu, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Peles Castle, Romania. All info here: byhttp://www...

Peles - interior courtyard

B: Peles Castle

di Eugen Festeu, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Peles Castle

C: Peles - front view

di Eugen Festeu, 10 metri di distanza

The famous and beautiful Peles Castle. All info here:

Peles - front view

D: Peles - old fountain

di Eugen Festeu, 10 metri di distanza

The famous and beautiful Peles Castle. All info is here on wiki:

Peles - old fountain

E: Peles Castle

di Adi Mera, 10 metri di distanza

Peles Castle

F: Peles Castle Sinaia

di Cristian Marinescu, 270 metri di distanza

Peles Castle Sinaia

G: Pelisor Castle

di W. H. Mahyo, 300 metri di distanza

In the museum complex at Sinaia, besides Peles Castle, which Queen Maria used to call "The Big Palace...

Pelisor Castle

H: Furnica Sinaia

di W. H. Mahyo, 370 metri di distanza

Sinaia is a town and a mountain resort in Romania. The town was named after Sinaia Monastery, around ...

Furnica Sinaia

I: Poiana Stanii Sinaia

di Cristian Marinescu, 1.9 km di distanza

Poiana Stanii Sinaia

J: Cota 1400 Sinaia

di Cristian Marinescu, 2.0 km di distanza

Cota 1400 Sinaia

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Romania, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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