Peles – Cantacuzino – Bran
Welcome to Romania! Let`s visit 3 Castles in one day! These are the most beautiful castles of Romania!
Our first stop from Bucharest is in Sinaia, where we will visit the Royal Castle of Peles.
Peles Castle is very famous for its architecture and rich interior decorations, furniture and collections. King Carol was a great collector, especially of arms and watches, and Queen Elizabeth, an art and books lover, under her pseudonym Carmen Sylva wrote over 45 books in many languages, including German and Austrian.
We will continue our way to Busteni, where we will visit the Castle of Prince Cantacuzino.
Cantacuzino Castle, great architectural value, historical, documentary and artistic, was built in 1911 at the request of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino (Nabob), former Minister of Romania between 1899-1900 and 1904-1907.
The castle is surrounded by a park whose paths takes you to the grotto, waterfalls and fountains. The reception hall has a unique collection of heraldry in Romania. Realized in stone and brick building by architect Gregory Cerchez covers an area of 3148 sqm.
After the lunch break, in a Romanian traditional village, we will visit the third castle, the Castle of Vlad Tepes (The Impaler).
Bran Castle was built in 1377 to guard the mountain pass and to levy a tax on all merchants passing through. The castle was for a long time the property of the city of Brasov, but in 1921 it was offered as a summer residence to Romania’s Queen Marie. She loved the place, and planted the apple trees in the field below the castle, as well as a flower garden. Inside the castle you can today wander through the intriguing maze of corridors, staircases and explore many of the fascinating rooms.
After visiting these 3 Castles in one day you will definitely fall in love of Romania!