In the heart of Romania, tourists can admire a goal that seems detached from the tales. It is the Peles Castle, which attracts tourists from around the world, charmed by its beauty. Peles Castle is located in the mountain resort of Sinaia and it was the summer residence of King Carol I.
Two years ago, foreign journalists have included the Peles Castle, alongside the Corvin Castle of Hunedoara, in the list of the most spectacular buildings of Europe. Peles Castle is one of the most important sights of the Prahova Valley, located in a spectacular place, where tourists can breathe fresh mountain air.
The construction of the building began in 1875. The idea belonged to King Charles I, who, during his first visit to Sinaia was fascinated by these wonderful places and decides to build a castle here. But the choice of the placement of the Peles Castle on Prahova Valley was not at all accidental. That's because in the past, in Predeal was the border between Romania and Austria-Hungary.
Thanks to the nearby power plant, Peles became the first electrified castle of Europe.
Peles Castle, the most visited museum in Romania
Peles Castle was declared a museum in 1953. The building is the most visited museum in Romania that annually more than 300,000 tourists come to admire this special place in the Carpathians Mountains.
Peles Castle has a total of 170 rooms and 30 bathrooms, but only 35% of the castle can be visited. The rooms that a visitor should not miss if he gets to the Peles Castle are: the hall of honor, the reception hall, the hall of mirrors, the great hall of arms, the concert hall, the imperial apartment, the Moor room, the Turkish room or the theater. In addition, rare books with the covers engraved with golden letters in the royal library impress travelers, especially for the secret door that is located behind a shelf.
In the courtyard of the castle, visitors are invited to admire the Pelişor Castle or the Arbour Palace.