Photography 101: Landmark

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The Peleş Castle was built at the initiative of King Charles I of Romania, outside the commune Podul Neagului that covered an area of 24 km in 1874, which received the name of Sinaia at the initiative of the sovereign. A year later, the first houses were built in the city centre. In 1876, it the construction of the railway from Ploieşti to Predeal began, which passed through Sinaia. Simultaneously, between 1873 and 1875, the foundation of the Peleş Castle was built. This led to a ceremony that took place on 10/22 August 1875.

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Location

The complex is northwest of the town of Sinaia, which is 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Braşov and 135 kilometres (84 mi) from Bucharest. Nestled in the southeastern Carpathian Mountains, the complex is composed of three monuments: Peleş Castle, Pelişor Chateau, and Foişor Huntin

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