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Peles Castle, Sinaia
(4.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our world travel planner, Sinaia attractions like Peles Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This beautiful and imaginately decorated and furnished castle built by King Carrol of Romania is a must see destination. Be sure to buy entry to the upper floor too so you don't miss any of the magic! 
  • The place was jam packed! We arrived at around 11am, and already there were hundreds of people. Literally hundreds. Al waiting to buy tickets from the one single ticket office. Then after that ordeal ...  more »
  • Peles Castle is an impressive castle, despite its history both recently completed in 1914 the Peles Castle was intended to be the summer residence of King Charles I, the King who ruled longer in Romania. Its structure was designed to provide the building of services never before seen in European castles, Peles Castle was the first to have a central heating system, a power plant and even a vacuum cleaner. Richly decorated neo-Renaissance style makes it look like the Peles Castle in a fairytale Castle, a structure with bold shapes suggesting the castles of Switzerland or Bavaria.
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  • We had an incredible tour guide and enjoyed the tour. Just an amazing opulence tucked away in this castle. Beauty at every glance and almost uncomprehensible as to how anyone could spend so much time and expense to make something so extravagant! Well worth the cost of entrance and was glad I opted out of paying extra for photos so I was just able to enjoy the beauty without trying to capture it.
  • It's incredible the contrast when finishing to climbing the small road, on the way to the Castle, and it appears imposing and beautifully the front. With such a peculiar architecture but at the same time so well integrated the landscape, it has beautiful gardens and a smaller, smaller summer palace next door. I did not visit in-house, but if on the outside the wealth of detail is impressive, inside there must be many things to see ... Well worth the visit, no doubt!
  • Very nice castle - however closed on Mondays. So we only saw the outside which was still very lovely. Maybe a tour would have set it apart from all other castles and make it a 5 stars. Either way, worth checking out.
  • Went to see the Peles Castle on the 27/10/2016 around 13:00 clock, 4 adults and 2 kids. I've approached to the little window to buy tickets, the window was closed and no message on it why is closed and when is going to be reopened. There were lots of tourists wondering around and trying to buy tickets but no one could help them. I've decided to approach to the 3 security guards dressed in some kind of jeans with the batch "Security" attached to their colourful jackets and I've asked one of them how can I buy tickets ? He sent me back to the little window where the window was still closed. I've approached again to the same guard to ask where is the sale person and I am bit confused that such an important part of Castel operation as the sale of the tickets is being ignored. The guard started to be very nervous and frustrated and started to shout very loud that " THE LADY TOILET !!! PEE PEE ,DO YOU UNDERSTAND ??!! I was shocked , all the people around could hear him. And all 3 guards started to laugh... I've looked around for the head office to make a complaint but I could not find one. The Castle is spectacular but customer care very bad. I had a filling that they did not want my money at all and the security guard owns that place.
  • Beautiful castle, unfortunately in Romania. The place is spectacular both inside and outside, really nice and preserve. Everything is so good and so ruined by the poor organization of the Romanians... Romanian stupidity is at its highest again here... They charge you for taking photos almost the same price as the entrance fee or even more. They let enormous groups of 50 people that can barely fit in the rooms, so most of the people cannot hear the guides. Also they rush you through the place and you hardly can enjoy its beauty at this pace and with that many people. Also everybody takes pictures with or without flash and the guards are chasing you like a criminal for that. It's closed on Mondays and Tuesdays also,have that in mind ,and latest tour is at 4 pm, no matter that everywhere says 4:15. Overall experience ruined by poor management!