Sinaia Rumania

From the village of Bran, I am going to the small town of Peleș. The scenery on the way is interesting.

Sinaia is situated in a breathtaking mountain scenery, it is located at 50 km distance from Bran, on the Prahova Valley.

I’m going into the town center of Sinaia.

Sinaia is a town and a mountain resort in Romania. The town was named after Sinaia Monastery of 1695, around which it was built. It has a population of 10,410 inhabitants.

Arrived at the gate of ‘Peles Castle’Castle Peleș

Peleș Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, in Prahova County, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. Its inauguration was held in 1883.

The front of the castle, central part.

The left and right wings of the castle.

Taking tour of the inside of the castle.

The inside of the castle is really gorgeous.

Got out of the castle, I am strolling around the front yard. The statues are superb.

Very beautifle Peles Castle Sinaia.

Peles Castle has a very beautiful figure. I am leaving here for the Sinaia Monastery.

From the Peles Castle I am walking to the Sinaia Monastery.

After walking for about 15 minutes, I arrived in front of Sinaia Monastery.

The Sinaia Monastery was founded by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino (1650-1716), second in command of Walachian troops. He had made a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai in Egypt with his family in 1695, and named after the great Saint Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai.

In the center of the courtyard there is an old church built in the 17th century.

“Biserica Veche” (The Old Church) Sinaia Monastery. The Old Church was built in 1695.

Iconostasis of the Old Church Sinaia Monastery

Two icons on the iconostasis

The left is the monk’s residence and the right is the bell tower.

The Great Church (Royal Chapel) Sinaia Monastery, Photography is prohibited in the church.

The construction of Great Church began in 1842 and was completed in 1846. 

After this I will come back Brasov soon and take a tour the city inside.

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