Sinaia is known as the Pearl of the Carpathians and can be reached in less than two hours from Bucharest if the traffic permits. The former summer residence of the Royal Family has the largest number of monuments per capita, it is a must-see for those living in Romania. Just passing Sinaia by the national road leads to the impression that the glory of the past has gone by far, seeing mainly broken factories from communism time. But the real charm of this village will be revealed once you enter the centre. Take the road towards the Stana regala that will you let you pass at several beautiful sights and fairytale villas from the beginning of the 20th century.
After leaving the village a small country road of about 5 km through the forests will bring you to the Stana regala – “Royal Sheepfold”, a small restaurant and terrace in the mountains with an astonishing view to the Bucegi Massif. Don´t be afraid of the large signs “Beware of bears”, but anyway, an extended walking trip in the forests is not recommended, unless you are in a group.
Descending back to Sinaia there are many places to visit: The Monastery of Sinaia, the Casino and, for sure, Peles castle, one of Europe´s most impressive castle, built by king Carol I who felt in love with the surroundings of Sinaia and decided to establish his summer residence in the area.
If you stay the night visit also Cantacuzino castle, just 10 km from Sinaia in the direction of Brasov.
A new restaurant was recently opened in the castle called Canta Cuisine and had become a top address for gourmets. See our restaurant review;
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