Romania has more beautiful castles than you would imagine, but unfortunately, some of them are now ruins and their story will remain untold. Even so, you can still find gorgeous castles in Romania that were very well-preserved and that have a fascinating history behind them. Here are some of the castles that you should visit at least once in a lifetime!
Peles Castle, Sinaia
Peles Castle is already one of the most popular tourist attractions in Romania and for a very good reason. Visiting this castle is not a cliché, but an experience that people of all ages will enjoy. The Peles Castle was built between 1873 and 1914 at the initiative of King Carol I, who was hopelessly in love with the local scenery. The castle was shut down under communist rule since 1975 until after the Revolution.
Peles Castle is built in German Neo-Renaissance style and is considered one of the most beautiful, elegant and luxurious castles in Europe, being the first European castle that had its own electrical plant. The interior of the castle is just as impressive as the exterior, with amazing collections of paintings, sculptures, armor, tapestries, furniture and many other decorative items. The landscape around is beautiful no matter the season and hiking and winter sports enthusiasts have an extra reason to come here.
Cantacuzino Castle, Busteni, Romania
If you are going to visit Peles Castle, it would be a shame not to visit the Cantacuzino Castle as well. The distance between Sinaia and Busteni is just 8 km, so you can even visit both castles in the same day. Cantacuzino was built in 1911 at the desire of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino.
The castle is built in Neo-Romanian style and is surrounded by a large park, fountains, waterfalls and even a cave. The interior of the castle is the host of a unique heraldry exhibition, but the breathtaking view remains the main attraction.
You will also find the renowned Canta Cuisine restaurant here but you should know that the prices ar...