Manastirea Sinaia, Sinaia

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
At Manastirea Sinaia, 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 Manastirea Sinaia and other attractions in Sinaia, use our Sinaia online tour itinerary planner.
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  • A beautiful monastery and a quiet place to visit and pray Over 300 years ago the old church was founded by Mihail Cantacuzino. Just a 10-15 minutes walk from the Peles Castle. Great place to visit  more »
  • Marvelous place, filled with peace and tranquility. Old church has amazing history, and the new one has great architecture. Really worth checking up.  more »
  • Located in Sinai. In an easily accessible location. One of the many monasteries in the whole region. Sinai is the largest, most visited. It was built in 1690.
  • Veey nice! It's a must to go inside the little church on the left. That courtyard is very peaceful...

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