1. Today a historical monument, it 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 1883.
2. King Carol I of Romania (1839-1914), one of the great Romanian kings and conqueror of the National Independence, first visited the region and future site of the castle in 1866, when he fell in love with the rugged but magnificent mountain scenery.
3. Until the castle was built, King Carol I and Queen Elizabeth lived in Foişor Villa (where King Ferdinand and Queen Mary also resided during the construction of the castle).
4. After King Michael’s forced abdication in 1947, the Communist regime seized all royal property, the whole complex except the homonymous castle which was opened for tourism became, for a short time, a creation and resting place for Romanian cultural personalities.
5. It has 3200 sq. meters of floor plan, over 170 rooms, many with dedicated themes from world cultures (in similar fashion with other Romanian palaces, themes that can vary by function (offices, libraries, armouries, art galleries) or by style (Florentine, Turkish, Moorish, French, Imperial) all extremely lavishly furnished and decorated to the slightest detail.
Proposed by Claudia – 7 E,
“Liviu Rebreanu” School, Mioveni
Town, Arges County, ROMANIA