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Peles Castle, Sinaia | The most beautiful castle in Romania

peles castle, sinaia, romania
Peles Castle is an iconic fairytale castle surrounded by nature in the Romanian woods. When the castle was completed, Peles had become one of the few buildings in the world that had central heating, electricity, telephone, telegraph, sewerage and running water in the bathrooms.

Tourist information

TypeCastle
Architectural styleNeo-Renaissance
Construction Year1873-1914
Getting thereBy Car – 142 km from Bucharest
By Bus
By train – Closest railway station: Sinaia
It takes about 30 minutes to walk from the last parking lot to the entrance. At the entrance you will find the ticket office.
Ticket PricesDaily
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM – 4.15 PM
Monday: Closed
25, 28 December 2020, 1 January 2021 – Closed
The ticket office closes at 4.10 PM
Check the official SITE for the last updates on Visiting Hours.
LocationSinaia, Prahova County, Romania, Europe

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Peles, a castle with all the utilities

  • Peles Castle was built at the initiative of King Carol I, to serve as a summer residence
  • When the works were completed, Peles had become one of the few buildings in the world that had central heating, electricity, telephone, telegraph, sewerage, and running water in the bathrooms.
  • At the base of Peles Castle, two parchments along with a collection of coins minted in small numbers in the image of Prince Carol, were deposited in a glass tube, and it was closed in another lead tube. On the parchments are inscribed the declaration of intent and the foundation deed of the castle.

Make a place for a Castel!

  • In 1873, the course of the Peles River was deviated for making space for the castle.
  • Peles Castle is the first construction in Romania whose foundation is made of concrete.

Many surprises inside

  • The 2,000 sculptures from the Hall of Honor were made by 140 artists who worked for six months, day and night.
  • All the fireplaces in the castle are fake. There was never a fire in them. Mask heaters, then radiators. They had the function of preserving the air of the era in which Peles was built.
  • The castle has 160 rooms with several entrances and interior stairs. The central tower is 66 meters high.
  • At the queen’s request, a Japanese porcelain coffee service called “eggshell” was purchased, characterized by the fact that it is so thin that it is translucent. It is supposed to have been transported in butter so that the fine porcelain is not affected along the way.
  • The Royal Library has a secret door, an access way behind a bookshelf.
  • The Royal Bedroom is lit by a Bohemian crystal chandelier.
  • The Armory Room has 4,000 pieces of weaponry
  • The Royal Library is home to unique manuscripts decorated in gold

The most important rooms in Peles Castel

  • The Hall of Honor
  • The Royal Library
  • The Armory Room
  • The Music Hall
  • The Florentine Hall
  • The Moorish Hall
  • The Theater Hall
  • The Concert Hall
  • The Imperial Apartment

Other rooms

  • The Council Chamber
  • The Office
  • The living room
  • Turkish Salon
  • The Royal Bedroom

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