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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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  • Beautiful monastery with outstanding old and new churches. The paintings in the old church are so beautiful and worth seeing if you don't plan on traveling around Romania looking at churches. It's con...  more »
  • I particularly liked the old church. They also host the grave of Take Ionescu, one of the greatest Romanian prime-ministers. It's good place to sit and meditate for a while, especially in a nice sunny...  more »
  • A beautiful Orthodox Church to visit, a few explanations for the entry on the walls. At nightfall, the small Pavilion on the left of the Church welcoming the candles that burn is very beautiful and moving. Pretty sanctuary, he deserves a detour.
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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!