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Peles Castle

Str. Pelesuliu nr. 2 | Sinaia, jud. Prahova, Sinaia 106100, Romania
+40(0)244 310 918
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Sinaia
Type: Castles
Description: This 19th-century castle was commissioned by King Carol I and is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was one of the most beautiful castle we have ever toured! The woodworking throughout was unbelievable. It is a bit of a walk over cobblestone to get to it but definitely worth the walk! Sorry we were not able to take any indoor photos and the gift shop was closed when we were there. therefore not post cards!

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Dumfries, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This Summer my family and I got the opportunity to visit Bulgaria and Romania. One of our stops was the Peles Castle, the Summer retreat of Queen Marie. The Peleș Castle is near Sinaia, Romania and it is absolutely worth stopping. There are beautiful statues and water fountains as you make your way in front of the castle. But if... More

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Acworth, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely palace. You feel honored to be able to visit it inside. The managers are doing a great job keeping everything 'untouched' even though they have hundreds of visitors every day. It helps if you read about it before your visit so that you do not have to concentrate too much on the guide's explanations. Your eyes are very busy... More

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Bermuda
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I've visited a lot of castles, fortresses and fortified churches during my stay in Romania. This one tops the list! It doesn't have the long history of some of the other castles, being about 100 years old, but what it lacks in history it makes up for in opulence! The exterior is like a fairy tale castle. The inside is... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
36 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I had only one day to spend seeing the sites in central Romania. This was the top recommendation from the locals and the expatriates I talked too. Glad I listened. Forget castle, think palace. This place is beautiful. Built during the late 1800's, it served for a short time as the summer palace of the first king of Romania. You... More

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Houston, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I am the kind of person that doesn't like castles in general... but I was totally impress by this one. It is gorgeous both the interior and the exterior. The surrounding mountains and valleys are stunning. And the inside is pretty amazing. I regret I didn't take the long 1.15 tour; instead I got the short 45 minutes one... and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I´m not that kind of person that can spend to much time at museums and so on before getting tired. I have seen a lot of castles and things similar there days and it´s rare for me to be stunned abut thing. This is def. one of the best castle and thing like this i ever been to, the outside... More

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Uk
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21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Peles is a great German style schloss/castle in a beautiful mountain. The climb to the castle from the Sinaia train station is not too bad and the forest path to the castle is very pretty. Watch out for the signs on the trees letting you know that the area is frequented by brown bears (we did not see any bears,... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Originally constructed in the late 19th century, this castle is one that is truely lived in. The quantity of dark wood, intricately and beautifully carved was amazing to see. there many rooms that were based on a certain culture or place. The owner of this castle also collected military arms of a huge quantity and many were on display. It... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Peles castle was beautiful and very unique! The tour guide spoke English very well, which was great. The castle itself was very impressive, and was very interesting. I would recommend going to Pelisor first, and then seeing Peles, as Peles is far more grandiose. Much more interesting than Bran Castle! It's just too bad that there is a photography fee!

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