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. To visit Sinaia Monastery and other attractions in Sinaia, use our Sinaia online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Of the seventeenth century built after a noble had visited the monastery on Mount Sinai. The complex contains two churches, the largest in the façade a cordiglio worked, while the second smallest has some nice paintings in the collection a bele complex, certainly, but not up to par with other of Transylvania and Bukovina, perhaps also because the last that we visited.
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  • The location and the building itself is beautiful, filled with peace and tranquility. A lot of tourists. Male monastery, acting! For people in the topic makes sense for him to visit
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  • The monastery is very beautiful! Located in the mountains. Look stunning! Very calmly, peacefully inside. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Sinai Monastery was founded by Prince Mihai Cantacuzino in 1695, and named it after Mount Sinai in Egypt, and was later named to the nearby village. Since 2005, the monastery was the seat of 13 monks who belongs to the Archdiocese of Bucharest. The monastery consists of two courtyards surrounded by low buildings. In the center of each courtyard is a church built in the Byzantine style. One of them, Biserica Veche (Old Church), dating from 1695, while the newer Biserica Mare (Great Church), built in 1846. In 1895 he opened the museum of the monastery, the first exhibition of religious artifacts in Romania. It contains a collection of icons and crosses from the 17th century, the first Bible in Romanian and many other valuable items. The museum is open every day except Monday, from April to October, from 10-16h, and in the winter only for groups over 20 people.
  • Nice place but there are taxes for the tourists who is not Romanian.
  • Awsome 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 ...
  • ok place with a great view.

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Well-known for its location within the Carpathian Mountains, Sinaia serves as a resort town that offers both luxury and rustic accommodations. You'll find lodging with historical charm in castle-like buildings as well as upscale resorts with spa facilities. Book a room in one of the hotels in the city center for easy access to the shops and restaurants. Find a place farther out of the city to enjoy the natural surroundings that it is known for.
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