Peles Castle | Peles & Bran – 1 day trip

Peles Castle

In 1871 Carol I bought the land from Eforia Spitalelor, 1000 ha. In this area, between 1873 and 1875 they made the foundation. The ceremony for the foundation stone was taken in August 1875.
The Architects for the first phase of construction (1879 – 1883) are Wilhelm von Doderer and Johannes Schultz, then Émile André Lecomte du Noüy, Karel Liman.
Peleș Castle has a 3,200-square-metre floor plan with over 170 rooms. There are offices, libraries, armories, art galleries
by style (Florentine, Turkish, Moorish).
In 1884 they installed the electric system, and in 1897 was built an electric plant.
Between 1906 – 1914 they arrange the terraces and gardens and in 1906 it was built the central tower, one year later installing the clock.
From the beginning, Peles has central heating, electric elevator, dumbwaiter, central vacuum cleaner, electric system. Also telephone, telegraph.
Carol the 1st lived here 6 months per year, it was the summer residence.
It was nationalized in 1948, became a museum in 1953 until 1975, and then from 1990 is museum again.
In the property of royale family, from 2007, administered by the Romanian state.
There are two available tours for the tourist. The standard tour includes only the ground floor and the extended tour is on the ground floor and the 1st floor.