Peppered with cinematic castles and monasteries, Sinaia is the adventure seeker’s playground.
Three things define Romania’s mountainous Sinaia: earthbound tradition, bold architecture, and potential for outdoor sports. Its intrinsic value unravels with every step in its time-worn alleys. In recent years, Sinaia gained attention as a ski resort in winter. In summer, it attracts visitors as a hiking destination. The stimulating climate makes spending time here all the more rewarding. What is more is a refreshing mix of fragrances escalating from the Buceti Mountains. Sinaia may lack the gothic charm of other iconic Romanian landmarks. But, it never fails to fascinate.
Aside from Peles and Pelisor Castles, the Sinaia Monastery lures visitors with its rackety charm. The sanctuary was built in 1846 to provide for the town’s religious community. It grew to become a popular landmark. Throughout the years, art, religion, and the rural culture of Romania flourished here. Perfectly blending with the verdant backdrop, the monastery offers a peaceful time. But, Peles and Pelisor alone paint its postcard-like picture. Spend a few hours exploring them, and their marvels will soon unfold.
Not much has changed in the town’s center since the 1800s, except for full-fledged luxury hotels accommodating adventure travelers. Viewed from a distance, Sinaia resembles a postcard with paneled cottage houses and the most vivid shade of green. Beyond its picture-perfect looks, Sinaia acts as a lovely launchpad for all things Transylvania. Set out from here once you are done, and travel across the rest of the castle-studded land.
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