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Sculptures in the garden. The building of the castle began in 1873 under the direct order of the Viennese architect Wilhem Doderer and was continued in 1876 by his assistant, Johann Schultz de Lemberg. During 1877-1879 because of the war they abandoned work. That's why the castle was inaugurated only on October 7, 1883. Later construction was continued by Chech architect Karel Liman. It's neogothic but , actually it's crazy mix of all styles and techniques. Pelesh was built but international teams of Italians, German, Hungarian, English, French, Polish, Chech and even Gypsies; builders were talking and singing 14 (!) different languages...
Beautiful, over-decorated, toy-like castle in Sinaia. Built between 1873 and 1914 on a medieveal rout linking Wallachia and Transylvania for Romanian King Carol I. Peleş Castle supposed to b used as a summer residence and royal hunting preserve. Poor Carol died in 1914.
Pelesh Castle is not only beautiful but it was very modern (technologies) for it's time. It said 1st in Europe had central heathing and elevators, etc.