The 4 most beautiful castles of Romania

If you decide to visit Romania, you must see its castles. Part of them are magnificent. Romania has a lot of monuments dating from various periods of history, but some of the most beautiful are its castles. The country has many castles, but we have compiled a Top 4 of them:

1.Peles Castle

Is the most important from the list. Peleş Castle has a 3,200 square meters floor plan with over 170 rooms, many of them decorated with dedicated themes from world cultures.It is situated in Sinaia, a mountain sky location. The themes are varying by function (like offices, libraries, armories, art galleries) or by style (like Florentine, Turkish, Moorish, French, Imperial). All the rooms are extremely lavishly furnished and are decorated to the slightest detail. There are 30 bathrooms into the castle. The establishment is hosting one of the finest collections of art in Eastern and Central Europe consisting of: statues, paintings, furniture, arms and armor, gold, silver, stained glass, ivory, fine china, tapestries and rugs. The collection of arms and armor has over 4,000 pieces – divided between Eastern and Western war pieces and ceremonial or hunting pieces – spreading over four centuries of history.

 

2. Bran Castle

Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Brasov, is commonly known as Dracula’s castle (being linked to Dracula’s legend). The story is based on the life of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) who lived between 1431-1476/77; a brave Voivode of Wallachia revered by Romanians for standing up against the Ottoman Empire. He was known as one of the most dreadful enemies of the Turks. He started to organize the state and to enforce the laws, by applying death penalty and impaling all of those who were considered enemies.

3. Corvin Castle

Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle, is a Gothic-Renaissance caste located in Hunedoara. It is one of the largest castles in Europe and is placed into the top seven wonders of Romania.

4. The Enchanted Castle

Enchanted Castle was built near the Suspension Bridge Park Romanescu, shortly after its inaugrarea. During the communist years, the building was converted into a restaurant, and after the Revolution functioned as a bar. Built in style, the castle has an area of nearly 110 square meters and was once a landmark for tourists and Craiova. Castle ruins have now become tourist attraction.

 

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