Peles Castle

Peles Castle is the most notable residents Romanian Royal family, one of the most beautiful castles in Eastern Europe. A testimony to the 19th century ruler's refinement, the wonderful edifice was built after the wish of Romania's first king, Carol I, and it happily mingled everything that was most beautiful and representative about the neo-Renaissance.

Located on Peles brook valley, on the spot named Pietrele Arse (the Burnt Stones), the Peles Castle was built between 1875 and 1883 – when it was officially opened. 

Peles Castle is considered by many one of the most beautiful castles in all Europe. It was the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs including King Carol I, who died here in 1914.

Peles Castle is one of the most visited museum in the country. Only in 2006 there were over 250 000 visitors from our country and also from the entire world. The importance of the castle is also underlined by the existing security measures: military guards, supervisors and video cameras.

In March 2007 the Romanian Government gave back the Peles castle and Pelisor Chateau and the afferent lands to the Royal Family. Then, after a memorandum signed by the representatives of the Royal House and of the Government, it was agreed that the Peles Castle and the Foisor Hunting Chateau remained “forever”, as museums, in the property of the Romanian state.
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