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Pelişor Castle
Castelul Pelişor
Pelisor Castle, Sinaia.jpg
Side view
General information
Town or city Sinaia
Country  Romania
Coordinates 45°21′38″N 25°32′21″E / 45.36056°N 25.53917°E / 45.36056; 25.53917
Construction started 1899
Completed 1903
Client King Carol I for the future King Ferdinand I
Technical details
Size Art Nouveau (Byzantine and Celtic)
Design and construction
Architect Karel Liman

Pelişor Castle (Romanian: Castelul Pelişor) is a castle in Sinaia, Romania, part of the same complex as the larger castle of Peleş. It was built in 1899–1902 by order of King Carol I, as the residence for his nephew and heir, the future King Ferdinand (son of Carol's brother Leopold von Hohenzollern) and Ferdinand's consort Queen Marie.

In 2006, it was decided that the palace complex, including Pelisor, long a museum and tourist site, is the legal property of the heirs of the Romanian royal family. They will take legal possession of it and sell it back to the Romanian state, so that it will remain in its current status.[1] The main castle of Peles has already so sold, but negotiations about other villas and chateaus are ongoing. King Michael I of Romania appears decisive that of the complex, Pelisor castle will remain as place for his heirs, the Royal Family.

Pelişor was designed by the Czech architect Karel Liman in the Art Nouveau style; the furniture and the interior decorations were designed mostly by the Viennese Bernhard Ludwig. 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.

Museum[edit]

Opening hours at Pelisor Castle:

  • Summer (15 May - 15 September): Monday closed, Tuesday 11.00 - 17.00, Wednesday - Sunday 09.00 - 17.00
  • Winter (16 September - 14 May): Monday, Tuesday - closed, Wednesday 11.00 - 17.00, Thursday - Sunday 09.00 - 17.00

In the period 15 October - 30 November the Castle is closed for works of preservation.

Admission fee is 20 RON.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ nettyroyal.nl, Royal News: January 24th

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:07:30 -0700

... principales monumentos de Braşov y Sibiu, a algunas fortalezas sajonas (Prejmer, Viscri), al castillo de Bran, a la Casa Museo “Cezar Petrescu” de Buşteni, al Complejo Peleş de Sinaia (Peleş, Pelişor, Foişor), a la Casa Museo “George Enescu” de Sinaia.
 
Realitatea
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Castelele Peleş şi Pelişor, împreună cu terenurile aferente, au fost restituite, pe 1 martie 2007, regelui Mihai I, în urma unei decizii de retrocedare. Potrivit Memorandumului încheiat atunci între Guvernul României şi Casa Regală, proprietarul se ...
 
Tribuna
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Rămânând pe aceeaşi... vale, am aflat că, în această lună sunt sărbătoriţi câţiva venerabili localnici: Ana Cocoş (Dealu Frumos) - 90 ani, Victoria Vaida (Marpod) şi Ionel Balaban (Alţîna) - 92 ani, Nicolae Băiaş (Pelişor) - 93 ani, Constantina Negrea ...

Tribuna

Tribuna
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Cele mai mari suprafeţe împădurite integral în cadrul ocolului nostru silvic au fost deja realizate în: Unitatea de Bază I Agnita - 4,1 hectare; Unitatea de Producţie VII Alţâna - 3 hectare; Unitatea de Bază I Meghindeal - 3 hectare; Unitatea de ...
 
Adevărul
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:18:45 -0700

Şi la schitul Pelişor de la Bârghiş puteţi să vă petreceţi sărbătorile pascale. Sunt 50 de locuri de cazare şi se oferă şi masă, iar cât priveşte costurile părintele Iulian spune că omul lasă atât cât consideră, „fiecare cât are conştiinţă”. Vă mai ...
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