Sinaia, gorgeous city of royalty and mountains

Sinaia is a town and a mountain resort in Prahova County, Romania, located 140 km from the capital Bucharest.

The town was named after Sinaia Monastery of 1695, around which it was built. The monastery in turn is named after the Biblical Mount Sinai. King Carol I of Romania built his summer home, Peleș Castle, near the town in the late nineteenth century. Peleş Castle is a very well conserved historical monument and is of the most important touristic attraction of Sinaia.

Sinaia is located in a mountainous area on the Prahova River valley in Bucegi Mountains. The altitude varies from 767 to 860 metres above sea level. The city is a popular destination for hiking and winter sports, especially downhill skiing.

Other must-see touristic landmarks in Sinaia: Pelișor Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia Casino, Sinaia train station, Franz Joseph and Saint Anne Cliffs, Luminiș Villa (the summer residence of the greatest Romanian composer George Enescu), cable car tour to 2000m altitude (Sinaia belvedere).