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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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  • An absolutely majestic experience in one of the biggest castles. Great exhibits bringing you back to an age before the castle was built with baroque elements and rooms inspired from romanticism... 
    An absolutely majestic experience in one of the biggest castles. Great exhibits bringing you back to an age before the castle was built with baroque elements and rooms inspired from romanticism...  more »
  • A very good place to visit but nearly three hours from Bucharest in a car but the weather was appalling very wet, we had to queue up in the rain to get tickets , what wasn’t made very clear was the.....  more
    A very good place to visit but nearly three hours from Bucharest in a car but the weather was appalling very wet, we had to queue up in the rain to get tickets , what wasn’t made very clear was the.....  more »
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  • A must-see for any Romanian or foreigner! The way the furniture was decorated/built shows how seriously the art of sculpture used to be taken. Props to the architects and carpenters! It's a marvelous building. Unique and breathtaking. It takes about an hour to visit the entire palace. Very nice staff, they let us visit the top floors despite being slightly late! Thank you for a memorable experience!!
  • 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.

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