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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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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A magnificent castle, beautifully decorated. It's one of those attactions really worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. If you're in the area definetly don't miss it. The entry fee is high by romanian standards (adults pay 50RON for the full tour, which is a must!) children pay 12.5RON. The only pity is the grounds, which are dirty and... More

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Peles Castle or Castelul Peles is a palace in Sinaia, on Prahova Valley, Romania. It was built between 1873 and 1914 by king Carol I of Romania. He built the palace in German style because he was from German Empire and he want to remember his homeland. Here was born king Carol II of Romania and his son king Mihai... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful from the outside and even more beautiful on the inside. We visited a Friday morning. A lot of tourists but not full. We had the english tour, the line was not so long (definitely longer line for the Romanian guides). The "full tour" took us to the entrance floor and second floor, really cool to see the well... More

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Perth, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Wow, I had no idea about this castle. I joined a private tour from Brasov with the express interest of visiting Bran Castle and anything else was a bonus. I didn't bother to research the rest and got a great surprise when we stopped here first. Yes the place with heaving with tourists and groups trying to get English speaking... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Pick a good time to go to Peles Castle, preferably are early as possible as it tends to gather a large crowd, although it is picturesque unfortunately the grounds are not kept up, giving the castle or should I say “Château” a worn look about it, yes there is one a lot of craftsmanship gone into the building of it,... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Part of our stay in Romania was reserved for some sight-seeing and Peles Castle was a perfect choice. The guided tour in English (including 2nd floor) was very informative and impressing, but both of our guides were a bit to rigid, which was a strange experience since we had almost 50 adolescent with us. The guides perfectly explained architecture, design,... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Al that area in Sinaia mountain is very nice,nice park,church,old hotel and casino.. And up in the hill this castle. Although we didn't go inside, me and my wife were impressed with this beautiful castle. Nice garden in front with fountain. Close to it there is another, smaller one, Pilisor I think is the name. We took couple of nice... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

For me, even though I have visited many places around Europe, this castle is the most beautiful one. It is a must to visit and take the whole tour, ground floor and 1st floor with a guide, in order to learn a little about it's history.

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Tucson, Arizona
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312 attraction reviews
334 helpful votes 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Everybody in the area goes to the "Dracula" castle in Bran, this castle is SO much better! In a very remote area, Sinaia is a ski station in winter, you cannot imagine finding such splendor. The owners tried to impress their guests so they made every room in a different very rich style. All ceilings are carved, all walls decorated;... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Peles castle is in stark conrast to the simple Bran castle interior. I took the standard tour which was more than enough for one visit as the rooms are all so rich in design that it takes a while to drink it in. You have to join a tour and wear slippers over your shoes. The student ticket cost about... More

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