Wow! Wow! Wow! This place makes you feel like royalty! I’ve never been this intimate with such gorgeous woodwork (all walnut, which is by far my favorite), Murano glass, marbles, expensive artwork and tapestries. If you visit one thing in Transylvania, this is your stop!
- The beautiful Bucegi Mountains are in the background.
- Sinaia is full of colored wooden houses that contrast with wgrander 19th century buildings.
- The town was a summer retreat for Romania’s first king, Carol 1.
- Pele’s Castle / palace has everything you would expect to see in a palace – hidden passages, fairy tale turets, galleries all over the place, and classical statues. It is by far the best castle I saw in Transylvania.
- The Grand Reception Halls of the palace borrow from Moorish, Florentine, and French styles.
- The only grander palaces I’ve seen are now the Hermitage and the Royal Palace in Madrid.