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Sinaia Monastery

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Manastirii 2, Sinaia 106100, Romania
+40 244 314 917
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

A pleasant walk down through the woods from the Peles Castle (past numerous souvenir stalls!) brings you to the Sinaia Monastery. There are two churches in the enclosure; one is a replica of the church at St Catherine's Monastery in the Siniai desert. This church...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here on the way back from Pelisor Castle and I'm glad I did. Although it doesn't take long to go around the art and paint work is amazing. To look at the detail that went in these buildings is wonderful and of course...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

This is a quiet but lovely spot. You can walk around on your own--no formal tour . It doesn't take long but worth the short visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

A very old monastery with a lot of connection with the Romanian history. The tomb of one of the most important Romanian politicians is here. There is an old church and the new one better known from post cards. It is a very peaceful place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit for relaxation. Definitely recommend a visit at the old church and new church, very good for the soul. You can also find a bit of history here, as a prime ministers tomb is hidden in the old chuch.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

I visited the monastery on the way to Peles Castle. I could say that the monastery completes the painting of Sinaia. The beautiful, sculpted pillars were built in the Brancovan style by the Cantacuzino family. Although the unnamed would say that it bears the name...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

A small and peaceful place, particularly after the sheer melee of Peles Castle. The old and new orthodox churches are beautiful, particularly the smaller old church in the quadrangle, now no longer used for worship. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

The monastery site houses a number of interesting buildings including the bell tower and the old church. It is in very good condition. The inside of the monastery is decorated with many frescoes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn3847
Reviewed September 8, 2018

An important religious site very well kept with a small museum and an old and beautiful church. The site is located 10 minutes walking from Peles castle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank robert g
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Nothing particularly special. There are so many churches, Catholic, Orthodox in Romania. After visiting a few, they all look the same, including this one.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Castles / Sighisoara - from Brasov (2 Replies)
Hi, will be travelling to Brasov in early May. Planning to visit Bran castle and Rasnov fortress from Brasov (and maybe Sinaia monastery/Peles castle – either as a complete tour or on a separate day), we have Saturday, Sunday and most of Monday in Brasov – what’s the best way of visiting these? Is it easy enough to do these on public transport or are there any recommended tours that are worth using? Also considering visiting Sighisoara – is this do-able as a day trip and again is it...More
March 21, 2017|
Response fromalterme|
If you would want to do them all (Peles and Rasnov+Bran) in one day you should consider a tour. Otherwise they can be done easily by public transport on separate days: there are minibuses almost every half hour to Bran (via Rasnov), as well as hourly trains and minibuses to Sinaia. Sighisoara can be done by public transport fairly easy too, there are minibuses approximately every two hours plus several trains.
Chris H
Leeds, United Kingdom
Romania Spending Money (4 Replies)
My family and I will be travelling to Romania for about 5 days in July 2016 and were wondering whether RON 100/ day/person would be sufficient to cover our food, public transports and entrance tickets. We have booked our accommodation. We are planning to rely on the public buses and tram provided by RATB while we are in Bucharest. We planned to visit Palatul Parlamentului,Stavropoleos Monastery, Patriarchal Cathedral,Cercul Militar Național,Palatul C.E.C. and Piața Revoluției. My family...More
June 06, 2016|
Response fromPeter T|
That's about £18 a day going on exchange rate when we were there in April may not be enough but I like to eat and drink in robertos (hilt on bucharest ) and have a few beers etc a beer was 10 I to 15 Ron in old town I'd take at least 250 Ron per day but each to their own.
Too much in one day? (5 Replies)
Hi, I will be spending six nights in Romania and originally planned to visit Transylvania for three days but we arrive on the 27th Dec and want to be back in Bucharest for New Years Eve so instead we thought of perhaps doing day trips. Would this organised tour be really too much for one day? It seems like it might be a lot of driving and not much exploring time. tineraryBucharest - Sinaia: Visit Sinaia Monastery and Peles Royal Castle in SinaiaSinaia - Bran: Visit Bran Castle...More
November 21, 2012|
Response fromDariana2|
You can do this in 2 days (28 and 29 dec): Leave very early in the morning , stop in Sinaia , visit the castle and the monastery Go to Brasov in the afternoon and explore the town . Spend the night in Brasov . Next day go to Bran and return to Bucharest in the evening. Considering a lot of people will be traveling during that time of year roads will surely be crowded and if you go by car there is a serious risk of being stuck in a traffic jam . Trains are a good option , there...More