Google Maps published its yearly statistics for countries and destinations worldwide. Interestingly enough, the most popular Romanian attractions are three of the country’s most famous castles: Peles, Bran and Corvin.
Situated 40 miles south of Brasov and 80 miles north from Bucharest, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, considered by many ones of the most stunning castles in Europe.
Commissioned by King Carol I in 1873 and finished in 1883, the castle served as the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. Its 160 rooms are adorned with the finest examples of European art, Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows, and Cordoba leather-covered walls.
The imposing construction, originally built as a fortress at the former border between Wallachia and Transylvania, looks out over a valley from its strategic position. The function of this medieval landmark is evident through its grandiose towers as well as its winding narrow staircases and passages.
The Bran Castle is where you will discover the myth and facts of the fortress also known as Dracula’s Castle. Admiring the breathtaking views of the mountains will be available if the weather is kind to the visitors of the castle. Once you get there, you have the exciting opportunity of uncovering the truth and the legends surrounding this legendary castle nestled in the epic Carpathian Mountains.
The Corvin Castle is the most important Gothic-style secular building in Transylvania. The castle is a large and imposing military and administrative structure, with tall and colored roof tiles, impressive towers, turrets, windows, and balconies with intricate stone carvings.
The Corvin Castle is also the largest medieval castle in Transylvania, surpassing even the mysterious Bran Castle and the royal Peles Castle.
Would you like to discover more places to visit in Romania? Some are just a few hours away from Bucharest, which makes them a nice one-day trip from Romania’s capital city!
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