The name literally means "Little Palace," and a visit here really does pale in comparison to the sensory overload at Peles. It's said that Ferdinand (1865-1927), Carol's nephew and adopted son, commissioned this castle because he found Peles too overwhelming; another, more likely story is that it was built for Marie, who didn't see eye to eye with the king. Built in German faux-medieval style in 1892, it's 200m (656 ft.) from Peles, and its 70 rooms are filled with evidence of Marie's then-personal taste: a pastel-infused mixture of Celtic and Byzantine elements with an Art Nouveau sensibility, and plenty of turn-of-the-20th-century Viennese furniture and Tiffany glassware thrown into the mix.