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“As marvellously Ruritanian a castle as can be contrived”
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Owner description: This 19th-century castle was commissioned by King Carol I and is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“As marvellously Ruritanian a castle as can be contrived”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Peles Castle was built for the King of Romania in the late nineteenth century; it's pretty much contemporary with the writing of _The Prisoner of Zenda_, and it could be the Ruritanian castle there. Fantastically over-wrought interiors, ridiculous marble fireplaces, thick dark carved oak panels, all the stag's heads you could desire and some more stag's heads besides; spires, gardens, collections of arms and armour, and the first castle to be fully electrified.

This is the main reason to go to Sinaia; the other reason is the Pelisor castle. You should see both, and you should see this one first.

Visited July 2012
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a must see”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

awesome. very beautiful castle, with enourmous details and arms collection among other things. a must see while in sinaia

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2013

A very grand palace with amazing sophisticated early heating/ ventilation/ elevators etc. would recommend taking off some layers in the winter as v warm inside.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A gem!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This must be one of the most beautiful places in Europe! We had a very interesting and knowledgable english speaking guide.
What a collection of period furniture, decorative objects and paintings.the use of technology like concealed vacuum cleaning pipes and central heating was astounding!
It is however the wood panelling and carving that absolutely amazing!
A must see.

Visited December 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“If you want to go inside...”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Go from Wednesday to Sunday because it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. But any day of the week you can always take the lovely walk along the pathway lined with souvenir stalls and surrounded by thick forest, and see the outside of the castle, which is still really beautiful.

Visited January 2013
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