Situated at about 48 kilometers (30 miles)south of Brasov in a scenic mountainous area of the Prahova River valley lies Sinaia. Nestled amidst tall mountains and bountiful nature it is a magical place. Famed for its stunning landmarks and iconic monuments such as the baffling royal residences and the paradigmatic Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia is a popular tourist destination for winter sports especially downhill skiing and hiking. Sinaia enjoys an inviting climate from relatively warm summers to comparatively mild winters with heavy snowfall. Feel the vibrant culture and rich heritage of Romania through stunning venues and exciting activities to indulge in for a delightful and worthwhile visit to Prahova Valley. Here is a detailed listing of dynamic spaces to explore for a memorable stay in Romania.
1. Meet the monks at the Sinaia Monastery
Spoil yourself with a fascinating day tour to the Sinaia Monastery and soak up the enchanting atmosphere as you admire the beguiling architectural design of the paradigmatic Sinai Monastery. Conveniently located in Prahova County, the monastery is home to a maximum of 20 monks and holds the unique historical significance of housing the first Bible translated into Romania amongst other impressive artifacts. Dating as far back as the mid-1800s the monastery consists of two courtyards enveloped by a low building. Travelers can wander through the scenic grounds of the museum and loop through the alluring museum galleries. Also, travelers can explore the tomb of Tache Ionescu, and admire inspiring quotes from his speeches which are carved on the stonewalls.
Address: Strada Mănăstirii 2, Sinaia 106100, Romania
Website: Sinaia Monastery
Opening hours: Sun - Sat: 8am - 6pm
2. Ride a gondola
Get off your feet and treat yourself to an exciting sightseeing adventure as you enjoy a revitalizing ride on a gondola. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic aerial views and witness the beautiful scenery and distinctive landforms of Romania from the majestic Carpathian mountain to the gentle waters of the Black Sea shores. This adrenaline-fueled adventure commences with a gondola ride from the peaceful Furnica neighborhood which spans over 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) in length and towers to about 2050 meters (6725 feet) in height. The exciting gondola ride features a retractable belfry and ecological leather seats with silent engines which provide visitors with a comfortable silent ride.
Address: Aleea Telegondolei, Sinaia 106100, Romania
Opening hours: Sun - Sat: 8:30am - 4:30pm
3. Admire the architecture of Pelişor Palace
Take a rejuvenating stroll through Siania town and admire the captivating architecture of the majestic Pelişor Palace. Being one of the most comprehensive castles ever built in Romania, Pelisor Palace features a stunning architectural design that baffles many with its eccentric style and charismatic finishes. Travel back in time as you step through the sovereign gates and take in the medieval air of the inner courtyard. Marvel at the monumental marble staircase leading to the Hall of Honour. This impressive plateau of engineering spans about 3200 square meters (34444 square feet), housing 160 rooms which impress visitors through their beauty and sophistication.
Address: Sinaia 106100, Romania
Website: Pelisor Palace
Opening hours: Wed: 11am - 4:15pm; Thu - Sun: 9:15am - 4:15pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
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4. Relax and unwind at the Dimitrie Ghica Park
Discover the heady vibes, atmospheric neighborhoods and stunning monuments of Romania as you relax and unwind to the levitating vibes and alluring scenic views of the Dimitrie Ghica Park. Conveniently located in downtown Sinaia, the park makes an excellent choice for travelers looking to explore the enchanting wonders of the iconic Prahova Valley. Perhaps, one of the most dynamic spaces in Romania, the verdurous park is an exciting venue to spend a weekend or an ideal relaxing spot. Relax in the fascinating brilliance of the lush landscape and admire the blossoming of the beautiful biomes.
Dimitrie Ghica Park
Address: Sinaia 106100, Romania
Opening hours: 24/7
5. Buy a souvenir at Flower Power
Enjoy the scenery of picturesque Sinaia and purchase for yourself, your family, or spouse a souvenir from Flower Power. Some of the best souvenirs to purchase include the hand-painted Easter eggs, Romanian wines, Horezu ceramics, Oltenia carpets, rugs, glass-painted icons, Reghin musical instruments, honey, and lots of other amazing stuff. The souvenirs are beautiful and come in different types, shapes, colors, and sizes.
Address: Iasi, Romania
Website: Flower Power
Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 5pm; Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 6pm
6. Check out the masterpieces at Peleş Castle
Get in tune with the intriguing history of Romania as you check out the impeccable masterpieces at Peleş Castle. Being one of the most famed mausoleums in Europe and particularly in Prahova County, Peles Castle exhibits a beautiful, beguiling design with sweeping scenic views of the Bucegi mountains. Admire the finesse and the picturesque architectural designs of the German new-renaissance architecture as you glance through the elaborately decorated rooms. The castle served as a summer residence to the royal family. It features 160 rooms adorned with splendid examples of European art, Cordoba- leather walls, Germany stained-glass windows, and Murano crystal chandeliers which make Peles Castle one of the most ravishing castles in Europe.
Address: Aleea Peleșului 2, Sinaia 106100, Romani
Website: Peles Castle
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 9:15am - 5:00pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
7. Relish great food at Hotel-Restaurant Bucegi
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Indulge your taste buds as you relish great food at the Hotel-Restaurant Bucegi and get in tune with the beguiling food culture of Romania. Famed for its hands-on approach in providing healthy, delicious meals, Hotel-Restaurant Bucegi blusters a brilliant interior decor with vibrantly painted walls and aureate lighting which adds to its captivatingly intimate ambiance. With a comprehensive menu which serves complimentary Romanian dishes and an impressive array of exotic drinks and beverages, a visit to this charming establishment makes an excellent choice especially to rhapsodic visitors looking to enjoy authentic Romanian dishes and flavourful delicacies.
Address: Bulevardul Carol I Nr. 22, Sinaia 106100, Romania
Website: Hotel-Restuarant Bucegi
Opening hours: 24/7
8. Dine at Snow Restaurant
Enjoy the uplifting harbinger of Sinaia as you dine at Snow Restaurant and experience the tantalizing food culture of Romania. Enjoy the convenience of an alluring menu which comprises of a wide array of excellent dishes and mouth-watering delicacies of Romania. Located in a pristine neighborhood of picturesque Sinaia, this charismatic establishment features a cozy, intimate interior with brilliant decorations which adds up to its inviting warm-toned ambiance. This astonishing venue is an ideal spot where guests can enjoy and learn more about the food culture of Romania.
Address: Strada Cuza Vodă 2A, Sinaia 106100, Romania
Website: Snow Restaurant
Opening hours: 12pm - 10:30pm (daily)
Price: 11-30 USD
9. Explore the beautiful Foișor Castle
Explore the beautiful Foișor Castle and discover the alluring European architecture and the classic landscape which was once a permanent residence to his majesty King Carol and Queen Elizabeth. Being one of the most beautiful castles ever built in Europe, Foisor Castle boasts of a luxurious interior with plush decorations. Visitors can also take a breathtaking stroll in the well-tended gardens as they admire the lush scenery and uplifting outdoors that was once the dwelling place of one of the most famous kings of the Romanian regime.
Address: Sinaia 106100, Romania
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 9am - 5pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
10. Enjoy stunning views from Poiana Stânei
Enjoy stunning views of the beautiful Sinaia and Prahova Valley from Poiana Stânei. One of the most enticing national parks and dynamic spaces in Romania, Poiana Stanei is a tropical paradise. It is covered with a plethora of beautiful indigenous biomes and limitless opportunities for outdoor exploration and winter sports. Famous rock formations can also be found within its premises. Visitors can also enjoy thrilling bike rides in the marked bike trails.
Address: Bucegi Mountains, Sinaia 106100, Romania
Website: Poiana Stanei
Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 9am - 5pm
11. Drink coffee at Irish House
Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating drink of exotic coffee at Irish House and taste the mythical wonders of Sinaia. Located in the bustling center of Sinaia, Irish House is a dynamic space and an ideal spot where guests can relax during vacations or weekends. This three-starred restaurant is known for its alluring all-inclusive menu which serves excellently selected Irish and Romania cuisines. Lounge on the summer terrace and relish a buffet as you experience the marvelous sights and sounds of Sinaia.
Address: Sinaia: Bulevardul Carol I Nr. 18
Website: Irish House
Opening hours: 24/7
12. Have fun at Sinaia train exhibition
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Have fun at the Sinaia train exhibition. Get to learn the intriguing history of the Romanian railway transport as you take a look at impressive models of different trains that ply on distinct routes in Prahova Valley. Conveniently located on the railway station, a visit to this exciting train exhibition makes for an excellent choice. While at the exhibition visitors can also sit and relax with a warm mug of coffee or tea as they admire the diorama from above.
Sinaia train exhibition
Address: Democratiei, 1, (Gara Sinaia), Sinaia 106100, Romania
Website: Sinaia train exhibition
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)
13. Visit the remarkable Castelul Stirbey
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Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of Prahova Valley and visit the remarkable Castelul Stirbey. Castelul Stirbey enjoys a convenient location within easy reach to the city’s enthralling highlights like the Sinaia Monastery which seats just 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) and the Peles Castle which is barely 1.9 kilometers (1.18 miles) away. Located in a historical building dating from as far back as the late 1800s, this opulent guest house features luxurious units. Each room features brilliant decorations with exquisite plush furnishings. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi here.
Address: Bulevardul Carol I 28, Sinaia 106100, Romania
Website: Castelul Stirbey
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 10am - 6pm
14. Check out the exhibits at Muzeul Rezervației Bucegi
Check out the beautiful exhibits at the Muzeul Rezervației Bucegi. Built in the late 1970s, this stunning museum is conveniently tucked between Caraiman Hotel and the casino of Sinaia, making it an ideal choice for visitors looking to explore the gambling and accommodation scene of Romania. Built on the heart of Dimitre Ghica park, the museum is a scenic tropical bliss endowed with indigenous flora and fauna from the majestic Bucegi mountains. Witness the gorgeous Alpine landscape as you learn more about the rare variety of species exhibited in the museum.
Muzeul Rezervației Bucegi
Address: Bulevardul Carol I, Sinaia 106100, Romania
Website: Muzeul Rezervației Bucegi
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 9am - 7pm (closed on Mon)
15. Go treasure hunting at Escapade Adventure Park
Go treasure hunting at the Escapade Adventure Park. Conveniently located within easy reach to most of the city’s attractions, the park is a perfect venue to enjoy a plethora of fun outdoor activities in the company of your family, friends, and colleagues. Being one of the most attractive adventure parks in Romania, Escapade Adventure Park is particularly famed for its intriguing scenic landscape and alluring terrain which supports the indulgence of several interesting activities like skiing, hiking, bike riding, camping, and paintballing. Visitors can also enjoy a self-drive in the Jeep Safari tour.
Escapade Adventure Park
Address: Strada Gârbovei 27, Sinaia, Romania
Website: Escapade Adventure Park
Opening hours: 10am - 7pm (daily)
16. Party at The Club @798
Soak up the mythical nightlife scene of Prahova Valley and let off steam as you enjoy an enthralling party at club 798. Enjoying a convenient location in the scenic mountainous regions of Romania, the club boasts a lively interior decor with brilliant lights and plush furnishings which adds to its warm-toned ambiance. Feel the vibes, and the levitating atmospheric energy as a talented deejay plays your favorite music while you dance and sip on your treasured drinks served by friendly staff.
The Club @798
Address: New Montana Hotel & SPA, Intrare prin, Strada Cuza Vodă, Sinaia 106100, Romania
Website: The Club @798
Opening hours: 24/7
Dine with scenic mountain views at Hotel Cota 1400. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood away from the bustling streets of Romania, this charismatic establishment is set at 1400 meters (4593 feet) above the sea level. It is located just 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Sinaia city center and approximately about 200 meters (656 feet) away from the intriguing cable car which goes up to Cota 2000. The hotel features ostentatious rooms with a soothing warm-toned ambiance and modern amenities including free Wi-Fi connectivity and satellite cable TV. With lots of activities to indulge in like skiing on the slopes of Piramida, you will surely enjoy your stay here.
Hotel Cota 1400
Address: Str. Drumul Cotei, FN
Enjoy an enchanting experience in Sinaia
Sinaia is indeed a beautiful mountainous town in Prahova Valley. Visit these exciting, alluring venues for a delightful discovery of Sinaia and the Prahova County.
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