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Peles Castle, Sinaia
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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Very nice castle with a big armoury, gold, paintings and carvings. It's in a beautiful town of Sinaia, and the whole estate includes 3 castles (only two open to the public). One of the best preserved ... read more »
The structure has heritage,quirkiness. amazing interior features (including a weapons room), and royal features throughout (including a fully armored knighted horse). The building has differently styl... read more »
A stunning 19th Century edifice, the craftsmanship to build this place is remarkable Was way ahead of its time with central heating, electricity, telegraph, phone AND ducted vacuuming! A beautiful pla... read more »
An amazing piece of history in this amazing castle. The gardens are beautiful and the architecture enchanting. The tours allow you to discover the richness of the place from the inside as well. Make sure you visit during good weather and sit outside to enjoy the serenity of the place.
Incredible & impressive palace. Beautifully restored, the interiors filled with historical furnishings that took my breath away. We had to pay extra to be able to take photos inside which seemed excessive considering we saw other people without the "photo receipts" sneaking shots. My only gripe was that the guided tour went too fast, our guide seemed uninterested and rushed through the rooms, but overall it was worth it. Would definitely visit again!
Beautiful palace with even more beautiful furnishings, nestled in the forest in the mountains. I would 100% recommend seeing it, especially for the weapons collection, but the 4 stars are because I felt like the whole experience was very commercial compared to some of the other castles in Romania. It was 20 lei for a tour of the lower level (45 minutes but half of that was just waiting for the larger tour group ahead of us to get a move on) which consisted of the king and queen's offices and a few reception halls, 50 lei for the lower and upper level which included bedrooms. You could also get an audio guide for 10 lei which allowed you to wander by yourself but as far as I could tell only for the lower level (I might be wrong about that). In addition to this there was a charge for taking pictures of 37 lei, or more for video (can't remember exactly how much). The tour guide kept mentioning that there were 30 bathrooms and 180 rooms, but you only saw a fairly small percentage of the rooms on the tour and they didn't really tell you anything other than explain what you could see in terms of artifacts. And they really seemed to be trying to up-sell the full 50 lei tour while on the 20 lei tour even to people who had already paid for it, but that may have just been my tour guide.
Guillermo Indalecio Fernández
This castle is a very recomended visit in Romania. The rooms, each one different from the other, are very interesting. Some visits to historical places are kind of dull, this one instead is full of surprises, full of art from all over the world, and good taste. You are not visiting Romania here, but admiring the work of a incredible architect, and enjoying ambients from India to Spain. It's impossible not to like it. Even when crowded, with the right guide, you visit will be very pleasant. A young blonde tall lady was our guide, and she was marvelous. Pro tip: Boomerang!
It's like going back in time and into one's own childhood memories! I am deeply impressed by what this hidden treasure has to offer. It really is both a cultural and historical experience that provides a breath of a forgotten time. This castel is something I will never forget!
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