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- Peles Castle
- Alt Name:
- Castelul Peles
- Late Modern (1800AD-1945AD)
- 1800AD - 1899AD
- Pelisor Castle, Prejmer Fortified Church,
Hunedoara Castle, Fagaras Fortress,
about Peles Castle
Peles Castle (Castelul Peles) in Sinaia, Romania was the summer home of the Romanian royal family until 1947.
Commissioned by Carol I (1839-1914), Romania’s first king, Peles Castle was constructed between 1873 and 1883 and built in a neo-Renaissance style with Fachwerk facades. It became the home of Carol I’s wife, Queen Marie.
Peles Castle was the first ever European palace to be powered by electricity, created in its own power plant, and to have central heating.
Carol I also built a further castle - Pelisor Castle - on the grounds of Peles Castle. This was to be a wedding gift to his heir, Ferdinand I. Other buildings within these grounds include the Hunting Lodge, the Royal Guard House, the Gardener’s House and the Royal Stables.
With a wealth of artwork in over 160 rooms, including thousands of paintings and sculptures, today, Peles Castle houses the Muzeul National Peles, exhibiting these many pieces to the public. There are guides in several languages.
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Address: Castelul Peles, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia, Southern Romania
Phone: (244) 310.918
Peles Castle is located in Sinaia in Southern Romania, approx. 40 miles south of Brasov and 80 miles north of Bucuresti, both of which can be accessed by train.
In winter (mid Sept-mid May) open Thurs-Sat 9am-5pm, Wed 11am-5pm, closed Mon-Tues. Summer (mid May-mid-Sept open Tues 11am-5pm, Wed-Sun 9am-5pm, closed Mon. Last entry 4:15pm. Entry to Peles Casstle plus Castle Pelisor costs 30RON. Other rates apply for tours/with discounts.
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