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Peleş Castle in Romania

My husband was really interested in visiting castles in Romania. Whenever we go there we don’t really have enough time to travel, but last May I took him somewhere special… Now, get ready, this place is absolutely gorgeous!

Situated in the Carpathian Mountains, it was inaugurated in 1883. It is called Peleş Castle (read Pelesh).

It is situated 130 km away from Bucharest and towards the country’s centre. It is surrounded by woods and stunning views. Believe me, it is worth the trip.

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If you fall in love with the outside of the castle, you won’t want to leave from the inside, you will want to move in there. It has different design styles and influences and it will definitely make you want to go back there again.

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This was the summer residence of King Carol I of Romania (1839–1914) and he wanted to have this place from the moment he first visited the site, right before construction. He just fell in love with the scenery.

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If you’re still not convinced, just remember there is a restaurant and coffee shop right beside the castle, and there are places you can walk and do more site seeing, so just book your tickets and go visit Peleş Castle!

The photos are from our personal archive.



5 thoughts on “Peleş Castle in Romania

  1. Love this post!! I will be living in Brasov in July and this is one of my “must see” places on my list. Your pictures are stunning. I have a friend who also visited and said it is absolutely worth the trip and more!! Do you have any tips for visiting the castle? Thanks so much!

    Feel free to check out my blog and journey volunteering in Romania at

    1. If you go visit the castle, ask for the full tour, that way you get to see a bit more of it. Normally they have just a basic tour, because that is more popular. The full tour gives you access to more rooms, and ask for an English speaking tour guide as well, because they can give you more info about the castle. Also, there’s a fee for taking photos, so buy yourself a ticket for that, because the pictures are worth having – we have loads, but out of respect for the work people do there, I didn’t post them on the internet. If you have any other questions, I will gladly help you!!!

      1. Amazing!!! Thank you so much! I’m sure I will have more questions that come up over time so I will be sure to reach out to you! 🙂

  2. I spent 5 lovely days in Romania last month, and Peles Castle was one of the things I managed to see. I agree with everything you said, especially the part about taking the full tour, and paying the extra fee for taking photos inside. I got only the shorter tour because I was with a group where that was included, and didn’t pay the photo fee. I will be back and will do both next time!

    You can see my photos from the castle at

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