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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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  • The wood work inside the castle is amazing. Nice location. I recommend getting there when it opens to beat the rush. Gets crowded around 1030hrs. 
    The wood work inside the castle is amazing. Nice location. I recommend getting there when it opens to beat the rush. Gets crowded around 1030hrs.  more »
  • Peles Castle is the former summer residence of King Carol I and Queen Elisabeth. Built in 1873-1914, it was the first building in Romania with central heating and electricity. The castle is... 
    Peles Castle is the former summer residence of King Carol I and Queen Elisabeth. Built in 1873-1914, it was the first building in Romania with central heating and electricity. The castle is...  more »
  • Situated in Sinai region Pelés castle the first European castle to have electricity in all Europe Architectes from Italy France Portugal Spain and Romania worked together to build this unique... 
    Situated in Sinai region Pelés castle the first European castle to have electricity in all Europe Architectes from Italy France Portugal Spain and Romania worked together to build this unique...  more »
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  • A very disappointing experience. After we bought a parking permit for 5 Euros and received no ticket or other proof of payment, we walked up to the castle. A long way with no resting places, no benches, or other possibilities to sit down and rest. Outside the castle, in the surrounding area, some buildings are better looking than others. You can immediately see that the restaurants and cafes are somehow limited to price, offer, and space. Positive: it is a national cultural treasure built by the Romanian nation, now re-owned by the former royal family who used to rule the country. Negative: the administration of this place with all the sides and effects of such lousy management. Suggestions: the entry ticket should include in the price the entire castle and not just a part. You have to pay more than double to visit the other sections, which is wrong. Recommend: it depends! If you haven't visited it before, yes, you should see it. If you did, don't mess up your good memories.
  • A must see when in Romania. Magnificent Palace in the middle of wonderful nature. Nice history as well (although shortly lived) and the decoration inside is brilliant. I liked the main hall with the great combination of marble, woodwork and carpeta. Also, the huge mirrors are pretty impressive for their time. I only did the short tour (no extra rooms) but I think it was sufficient.
  • We visited last year, 2021. And today we just walked through the park. It is a very beautiful castle, a national monument, built for the first king of Romania, Carol I of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. It is spectacular, definitely worth seeing. As I said, we visited the inside of the castle last year, during the second year of the pandemic, so no people other than us. Today however, the queue was enormous, somewhere around 100-150 people. Pros: National monument, extremely beautiful. Spectacular view of the mountain. Cons: Chinese and German tourists, a long queue, 5€ parking although the parking is very close to the castle, but you can park somewhere in the city and take a bus near to a station near the castle, or just hike towards it. (first photo is from today, 2022, the others are from last year)
  • Probably one of the most beautiful castles in Romania. It is worth a visit, so if you are planning to stay in Bucharest or Brasov, then, it is a must in your itinerary. You can come from Bucharest by train to Sinaia, although you have to walk from there to the castle and it will take you half an hour. Taking a tour from Bucharest is easy and comfortable and you will get directly to the castle. If you are going to buy the tickets online, pay attention to the opening days, as optional tours I and II are only available from Wednesday to Sunday. It is a small castle compared to other in Europe but it is stunning! A regular visit can take you 45 minutes if you are in a guided tour and 20 minutes of you are going to visit the castle in your own.
  • An absolutely majestic castle as if plucked from Romanian folklore itself. The image attached, although otherworldly, does not do the scenery true justice. I would also recommend continuing the hike up to the peak which also offers stunning views.

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