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Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia

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At Sinaia Monastery, see two gold-plated thrones bearing the royal emblem, carved wooden furniture, and frescoes from the 17th and 19th centuries. Mihail Cantacuzino, a Wallachian military leader, built the monastery upon his return from Mount Sinai in the last decade of the 17th century. The 19th-century church with the bell tower houses paintings depicting Queen Elisabeth with her daughter Mary. Notice the friezes adorning the walls of the old church and the painting of the founder with his 18 children on the back wall. A small history museum exhibits the first Romanian translation of Bible written in the Cyrillic alphabet. The 1920s prime minister Take Ionescu is buried here, and the stone interior walls of the mausoleum are carved with quotations from his speeches. Put Sinaia Monastery at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sinaia tour planner.
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  • Quiet, well kept gardens. An oasis of peace and quiet where recover some strength and regenerate.
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  • Very nice place to visit specially for those who can value the christian and not only history of the place. It really awes with its wall paintings, the colors, the Technic and the surrounding of the v...  more »
  • It is always open, calm and with friendly staff. Everytime we come here, we visit the monastery to light candles, buy insence and cool down . 
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  • Did not get to see this place at it's full bloom in the Spring but nonetheless gorgeous place and very well kept grounds. Another must see place.
  • Not something you have to travel for, but it's a beautiful little church, in classic Romanian style. If you visit the castle Peles (which can be clearly recommended), then it will be obvious to visit this beautiful church. Check if necessary when it closes ...
  • Nice monastery, but noting very fancy, not a lot of space for parking, but in walking distance from the train station. There s a small entrance fee.
  • The Sinaia Monastery, located in Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, was founded by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino in 1695 and named after the great Saint Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai in Egypt
  • Managed to get here after a sleepless night and all the fatigue was totally gone after seeing this beautiful monastery!