The cornerstone of this important building, not only for Sinaia, but also for Romania, was set on the 22nd of August 1875. The location of the building, namely the area around the Peles Valley had been bought by the Lord Carol I (1866-1881) late the King Carol I between 1881 and 1914.
The Peles Castle has around 170 rooms. It is worth mentioning that Peles was the first completely electrified castles in Europe. This was possible because the electricity was supplied by its own Electrical Factory on the Peles stream.
It must also be known that the Peles Castle houses one of the most important and valuable painting collections in Europe, of about 2000 pieces.
After the abdication of King Mihai in 1947, the entire Peles complex, except for the castle with the same name, which became a property of the Ministry of Tourism, became for a short periosd of time a place of creation and rest for the artists of the time.
After the Revolution in December 1989 the Peles and Pelisor Castles were given back to the Ministry of Tourism.
The Bramantes yard of the castle surprises pleasantly the visitors with its fountain in the middle, in the most accurate Renaissance style. It has a jolly scenery with plants and flowers; all around the facades are animated with elegant drawings. The inside of the castle is a real wonder due to the beauty and the richness of the carvings and coloured stained glass.
DAILY: 09:00 – 17:00
Monday – Tuesday: 09:00 – 11:00
The programme may often suffer changes because of the touristic seasons.
Not the entire castle is avalable for visitation; an important area at the upper floor is not open for visitation.