Peles Castle

Former home of the Romanian royal family

The Peles Castle is one of the most famous castles in Romania, along with Bran Castle. If Bran is linked somewhat to the Romanian ruler Vlad Tepes, Peles is distinguished by the fact that it was a royal residence over time, its sumptuous rooms being sometimes used as decors for American films. 

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe. The castle was used as a summer residence by the kings of Romania. It was built at the wish of the first Romanian king, Carol I. Peles Castle is a unique construction, one of the most important monuments of its kind in 19th century Europe. 

In 1883 Peles Castle is inaugurated. It was meant to be an establishment of a dynasty of kings of Romania, its location being a strategic one.