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About Sinaia






The city is situated approximately 60 km northwest of Ploiesti and 50 km south of Brasov, in a mountain area, just east of the Bucegi Mountains, which are very popular among outdoor enthusiasts and mountain sport-passionates from all over the world.

Among Sinaia's major attractions, aside the already reminded Peles Castle, there is Pelisor Castle, a small castle within Peles Castle's park, built at the will of Carol I, to serve as home for heirs Ferdinand and Maria, Sinaia Monastery, George Enescu Memorial House and Nicolae Iorga's villa.

Foisor Castle is also worth checking out, when vacationing in Sinaia, as well as the Heroe's Cemetery, founded in honor of those who fought in WWI, St. Ana Stone, one of the most popular historical religious attractions in the area, and the Franz Ioseph Stones, near popular Poiana Stanii Caban, from which visitors can admire a beautiful wide segment of the upper Prahova Valley.

As a popular mountain resort, Sinaia developed in the second half of the 19th century, the construction of Sinaia-Brasov highway, Bucuresti-Sinaia railroad, and the construction of Peles Castle giving it a quick boost in tranforming itself in what it is today - one of the country's most beautiful cities and the preferred vacation destination for people all over the country and the world.

In documents, Sinaia is mentioned along with the construction of Sinaia Monastery, in 1695, in 1880 being declared a city, thus, being one of the oldest urban mountain settlements in the country.

Less said, the historical and picturesque city of Sinaia has plenty to offer its visitors, boasting numerous attractions just waiting to be discovered!