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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. Using our world travel planner, Sinaia attractions like Peles Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Don't miss touring Peles Castle. The tour guides are hard to understand but well worth your time! Plan at least 2 hours.  more »
  • An amazing building with new inventions for its time such as central heating and an electric opening roof. We arrived early just after it had opened and there was already a queue. By the time we had f...  more »
  • A must if you are in Romania and a best kept secret. Castle is in good shape as the original. Well laid garden furniture as well as rest of the items. Beautiful may not be the right word but it is one...  more »
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  • Wow - Peleș is at the same time one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe, and one of the least tourist-friendly establishments imaginable. There's 30 bathrooms in the palace, but only one cash-only ticket desk, with no line in place, making people chaotically swarm outside occasionally quarreling over whose turn is it. They charge extra for being able to take photos. Most people don't go for it, but then predictably everybody still takes pictures with their phones anyway. The museum staff seems to be spending most of their energy and attention on reminding the group every minute not to take pictures. If you appreciate absurd situations this can actually become comically enjoyable. The palace itself is beautiful, with individual rooms decorated in widely different styles, making for a rewarding trip.
  • the exterior is much more impressive than the one from Vienna schombrun. the tour is pretty cheap 60 lei ground and first floor. it definitely worth visiting. all the decorating details are exquisite and there are many rooms to visit. there is a tour in English available also. also the garden is so beautiful.
  • Lovely castle, one of the nicest in Romania. Worth the visit. It is a 30 min walk from the train station, but the views are worth it. There is a cafe and a restaurant near. You can buy tickets to get inside with a English tour. Photography is prohibited unless you buy a separate ticket, they are strict about it.
  • Long walk from the parking to the top of the hill!! Like 40 minutes in sharp angle. If you are not in good shape, you should order a taxi from the town or just wave to one of them coming back from up the hill. Other than that, very impressive site, there is an open market near to the Palace, a well guided tour inside (30-60 Ron per person), but very very very slow line to the tour (only one slow cashier, organization is disaster). So 10 for the eyes, 1 for the organization (transportation and payment for the tour) =3 stars
  • 5* PLUS castle but 3* minus visit. Without doubt this is one of the most precious gems of the Carpathians. I stronlgy recommend visiting it not only for its beauty but also for the great surroundings. When it comes to the visit, it's getting worse by the year. The lack of organization seems to not leave us Romanians grow and show more respect for our cultural patrimony. I hope measures will be taken to preserve this legacy. I visited the castle with 50 other people at the same time.