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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  • Don't miss it. Most beautiful castle I've seen. Decorated with furniture and accessories from all over the world, very well preserved. They sell the tickets for first and second floor, buy for both to...  more »
  • You reach this castle through a relaxing walk in the woods. The castle is in the midst of a wonderful lawn and is all kept impeccably. The interior of the castle can only be seen with the guided tour
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  • I was in April, doing the full tour of the castle (both floors). There was a bit of confusion about finding the entrance and figuring out when the next tour guide would start (basically you have to knock on a door and the ladies inside give the information about the next visits, not really intuitive). The guide was very good and nice, inserting many anecdotes about the history of the castle and the Royals, and the Tuto was very fascinating and suggestive to see.
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  • Absolutely beautiful - from the outside and the inside. It is the most ornate thing I've seen inside, and its rooms feature many different styles from all over the world. The architecture is astounding. I thoroughly recommend having the full tour. I've done Bran castle as well, and can say that this one is FAR superior
  • We were amazed at the splendor of the castle and furnishings. It looks as though someone could live there today, it was so clean and fresh. Our guide was informative and patient with us and told us "side" stories that made the tour both informative and interesting. The extra cost to take photos was well worth it. Overall, this is an excellent place to visit.
  • The most modern Castle in Europe. Equipped with electricity and Central vacuum system. It's built in the 15th century for King Carlos of Romania. There are over hundreds of rooms and toilets. Most rooms are with specific architecture design. Nice armory collections with weaponry from different countries. Many parts of the Castle have installed Venetian mirrors to give grandiose feel.
  • A gorgeous castle. The lineups can be big on weekends, but they do a good job of managing the tours. Well worth the cost to see the inside, and especially the extra cost to see the upper floor. Guides were informative and educational, and threw in a few little jokes for good measure.
  • A very interesting castle, not very old, and it does get busy. There is loads to see, it like a big stately home with no living there. Great views, decent cafe but short on toilets.
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