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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  • It is on the way to go to the castle of Peles and maybe many "jump" but in 10-15 minutes you can see it and then it's free! In Romania It is rare not to have to pay the ticket to castles and museums (often very expensive given the cost of living).
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  • Place easy to get to and kept very well. Very close to Peles castle so definitely worth a stop. Very decorated and with a wonderful view.
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  • A peaceful place in the beautiful mountain area, I felt welcomed inside this old but still working monastery. Very interesting restored paintings outside the entrance to the small old church in the middle of the monks living area. There is a handy tourist street train to get to the place located higher on the mount. Not to miss out if passing Sinai!
  • Love it. Very beautiful pictures and the interior is amazing. Not to talk about the exterior. You need to see this monastery!
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