Peles Castle, Sinaia

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Explore the rich interiors of Peles Castle, furnished with Murano crystal chandeliers, stained-glass windows, gold and silver plates, and ebony and ivory sculptures. This 19th-century royal castle, named after the neighboring brooks, was built of wood, bricks, stone, and marble. It features over 160 rooms with lots of wood carvings. Some walls here are covered with Cordoba leather, and the armory rooms house a robust weapon collection. Visit the reception room to see paintings and wooden sculptures depicting the castles of the Hohenzollerns. The seven terraces surrounding the castle are decorated with Italian statues, fountains, and ornamental vases. Nearby attractions include guards' chambers, a hunting house, royal stables, and a power plant. Work out when and for how long to visit Peles Castle and other Sinaia attractions using our handy Sinaia trip planning tool .
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  • Great castle and historical place. The gardens are simply amazing. But someone should take care more of this beauty of Romania!  more »
  • I visited more than once, both summer and winter, and I confirm the dazzling charm of this castle. Belonging to the Royal family, was built by King Carol I, a mixture of archaeological styles very pleasant. You will find yourself within the beautiful works of Gustav Klimt, who at the time of the construction of the castle was not yet famous, and you will be transported into a fairy tale world, you'll love this place surrounded by green forest, pristine nature quiet and fresh air.
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  • visited this castle after Castle Bran. and did the right thing-compared the ancient stone castle on a rock with a new chic and romantic Palace! turn on the input straight from the morning a little bit upset, but spectacular castle halls conquered!
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  • Looked spectacular from the outside with amazing views all around. A stream of water runs along the path for fantastic pictures and there are even vendors with souvenirs and food items like cooked corn on the cob and candy apples. We were not able to go inside because it was closed therefore I couldn't give it a 5 star, but totally worth the 5-10 minute walk from parking to see the outside. Just know as soon as you turn on the street to go up to the castle there is a guard there and you need to stop. We missed him and had to go back down the hill before we could park. Also, if on your return to your car you decide to go down the path with the vendors, know you will either have to turn around and retrace your steps or have to go all the way around. We made that mistake but chose to find our way back the long way. Bonus was we went into the beautiful monastery as well as found an American war memorial that was a very special find.
  • A very impressive place to go with a family. The castle is just over 100 years old and it is very majestic. It has 170 rooms and 30 bathrooms. The grounds are quite beautiful as well as the mountains in the foreground. Note, you don't have to pay anything to walk around the outside which might be the most ideal choice for young kids.
  • The castle and the town is lovely... It makes for great photographs and lovely architecture ( both inside and outside). The rate is 30 Lei for each floor.. Strongly advice taking both floors.. The first floor is more beautiful than the ground floor and less crowded.. There is a separate charge for cameras - 35 Lei which is too high in my opinion.. But overall a lovely experience.. It's the perfect day trip...
  • Way more scenic than the Bran castle and waaaay less tourist crowded. We were surprised by how stark and beautiful the castle was, especially since there’s very little indication of it on the journey from Bucharest. However once there we very much enjoyed the scenery and setting of the castle - however we did not enter the buildings (we don’t care that much)
  • The most beautiful Castle we visited in Romania hands down. Both the exterior and interior are amazing. However a few comments for management: - you should have tourist friendly explanations about the different options with pictures for entrance i.e. First floor, second floor etc. Had I known I would have paid for the second floor had I understood my options. - you should have 2 cashiers to speed up admittance not just 1. - you should accept credit card. - Although it says it opens at 9 don't be fooled you can't go in until 11. - very disorganized lines for ticket purchase and entering. Install barriers as everyone is jumping the queue.

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Well-known for its location within the Carpathian Mountains, Sinaia serves as a resort town that offers both luxury and rustic accommodations. You'll find lodging with historical charm in castle-like buildings as well as upscale resorts with spa facilities. Book a room in one of the hotels in the city center for easy access to the shops and restaurants. Find a place farther out of the city to enjoy the natural surroundings that it is known for.
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