Peleş Castle in Sinaia is royal palace, built between 1873 and 1914. It is a former summer residence of the Romanian kings, and now is a museum. Peleş Castle, the summer residence of the kings of Romania, was built at the wish of King Carol I of Romania (1866-1914), by architect Johannes Schultz, Carol Benesch and Karel Liman, and was decorated by famous decorators JD Heymann from Hamburg, August Bembe from Mainz and Bernhard Ludwig in Vienna. King Carol I of Romania   Prince Carol, elected prince of Romania in 1866, first time visited to Sinaia the same year in August, and remained enchanted by the beauty of these places. At that time, Sinaia was a small mountain village called Podul Neagului. The prince decides building a castle in a secluded and picturesque area: Piatra Arsa. In 1883 it takes place the official inauguration of Peleş, which the prince saw as a “headquarters” of the new dynasty. Castle has hosted many personalities of the time, writers, musicians, kings and queens. The most important visit was that of the old Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Joseph, in 1896.     The castle has 160 rooms and several entrances and staircases. The central tower measuring not less than 66 meters tall. Besides Peleş itself, in the area have been erected two smaller facilities, Pelişor and Foişor (gazebo). Peleş has a theater with a small stage and 60 seats, plus a royal box. The castle had very modern facilities for the era in which it was built. For example, the glass ceiling of the hall of honor is mobile and can be driven by an electric motor. Since 1883, the castle has central heating. Glass ceiling at Peleş Castle
Peleş Castle is one of the most important historical buildings in Romania, having an unique character and is, by its historical and artistic means, one of the most important monuments of its kind in Europe belonging to the second half of the nineteenth century.

The most important rooms to visit 

Hall of Honor is impressive, paneled in walnut, lined with bas-reliefs and statues. Mobile glass ceiling mobile, operated by an electric motor or a manual system was an element of surprise for the king, who could admire the blue sky summer nights. It was only fully completed in 1911 under the guidance of Karel Liman. Royal Library attracts enthusiasts especially those who love rare books with leather covers and gold embossed lettering. Even for those less familiar with the world of books, there is an attraction: the secret door, a passageway behind a bookshelf, through which the king could find refuge in various rooms of the Castle. The Arms arranged during the years 1903 – 1906, sheltering more than 4,000 pieces of European and Oriental XIV – XVII. The most precious are considered German armor from the XVI – XVII and full armor for horse and knight, unique in Romania.
Arms Hall at Peleş Castle
Music hall became the salon for musical soirees hosted by Queen Elizabeth. The furniture here was received as a gift from the Maharajah of Kapurthala. Florentine Room, also called the Great Salon, impresses with carved linden wood ceiling, gilded chandeliers and two great Italian neo-renaissance style decorations. Moor Hall designed by architect Charles Lecompte du Nouy, having Spanish-Moorish elements with a fountain of Carrara marble copy of a piece of Cairo. Theater room has 60 seats and a royal box, being decorated in the style of Louis XIV. Concert Hall, designed in 1906, is located on the first floor there are musical instruments present a harpsichord made in Antwerp in 1621, a grand piano and an organ Rieger vertical Bluthner two keyboards. Imperial Suite was arranged in 1906 for the second visit (which has never happened) of Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef I, invited to the anniversary of 40 years of reign of King Carol I. Peleş Castle belongs now again to the Royal Family of Romania. Crown of King of Romania. A copy of the crown can be seen at Peleş Castle