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This 19th-century castle was commissioned by King Carol I and is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Str. Pelesului nr. 2, Sinaia 106100, Romania
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+40 244 310 918
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been yet, but the website says it opens at 9.15am. We have just been advised that it opens at 11am so plan accordingly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tifvandenberg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i feel its belittling for the castle, to be reviewed. its a must see n the feeling of being there cannot be described in words!!! only suggestion to the ones running the tour is that they should space the tour groups a l'il more, so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jophy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing you'll notice when you approach Pales castle are the colorful walls and breathtaking views. We visited near summer so it was packed with tourists and no organized queue, which made the entrance look bit chaotic. Once inside, we went through various rooms...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank curiosulyirish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peleș Castel and parc around him is very interesting place to visit. If you want to enjoy your visit reserve minimum half day for this, if you think that you can manage faster this escape - don't expect to understand very clear this place, culture...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yolantta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is clearly a hugely popular spot with Romanians, after being closed for around 20 years when it was a favourite resort of the Communist leadership. The castle was built in the 1870s as a summer palace for the Romanian royalty, and its interior is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pigman58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the attractions in my recent visit to Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania, peles castle was my favorite. Most of the interior is woodwork using either rosewood or walnut. The craftsmanship is exquisite.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bwwtarpon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are able to walk around the outside and take a few photos. 65 Lei entrance to the first floor and more for the higher floor plus photo fee. A little run down but interesting. And a good uphill walk to get there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeterBruceG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is a part of roumanian history ,a place to see and enjoy all nice things.Here is close in november for cleanning.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SanchisR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great historic and authentic place. Nice to visit and take wonderful photos. Good for families, couple and just friend, ant time of year but when there is a clear view it makes the visit better. In November the castle is closed for maintenance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YarivI
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful palace - very nice architecture and interior great surroundings - nice coffee shop and restaurants close by, great walk from the city centre.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Irina P
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smudgeBristol_UK
July 9, 2018|
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Response from andreeas2014 | Reviewed this property |
Check on the official website for online booking
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Liran r
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Marilena T | Reviewed this property |
I booked online from getyourguide website. the guy that did the tour took us to the castle, we gave him money there, he came back with the tickets and we didn't have to queue at all
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CyrilleMrad
August 28, 2017|
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Response from dservetter | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in an Airbnb in Sinaia and used it as a base to go to Bran and Brasov. Peles is right in Sinaia. Have fun.
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Travel Forum Posts
Cornelius F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pestera Ialomitei and Peles Castle in one day? (4 Replies)
My partner and I will be staying in Brasov for a few days next month, and are interested in seeing Pestera Ialomitei as well as Peles Castle. We understand that it's possible to take a cable car from Busteni to Babele and another cable car from Babele to Pestera Ialomitei. I have seen comments about long queues for cable cars, so we would go in the middle of the week to try to minimize that as much as possible. We’re thinking of taking an early CFR train from Brasov to Busteni, then taking...More
August 25, 2015|
Response fromalterme|
It's possible - if you leave very early from Brasov, so that you reach Busteni with at least one hour before the cable car starts (it starts at 8.30) .
Neko_11
Evanston, Illinois
Direct transit from Bucharest airport (OTP) to Brasov (9 Replies)
Hello, We are arriving in Bucharest around 2:30 pm and would like to go directly to Brasov. What is the best way ? I know there is a direct bus transport from Bucharest airport to Brasov. How is that? Is that a minibus / van for 3 hours? I arrive on a Monday so getting off at Sinaia after 1.5 hr would not work to see the Peles castle. I see most talk about going into Bucharest, garde de Nord, via bus # 780/ # 783 and taking the train. There seem to be a shuttle bus & train from...More
February 19, 2015|
Response fromNeko_11|
Thank you David. I thought as much. I will take the # 780 to the train. Judging from the forum, many have done so without a hitch.
Steven R
Elswick, United Kingdom
Peles Castle to Bucharest Airport (2 Replies)
We are in Brasov for two days (mon and tues) and travel home to England on the Wednesday. However Peles castle is closed on mon and tues. Our flight coming home is at 6pm on Wednesday from Bucharest airport. Would it be possible to travel to peles castle for when it opens at 9am Wednesday, look round, and then continue by public transport to Bucharest airport? We would need to be there for 4pm. Also, as a second option, is it possible to still look round the grounds of the castle on the days...More
January 26, 2017|
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Hi , Yes , is possible ! Just be sure to be in the 13.00 h bus to airport ....