Manastirea Sinaia, Sinaia

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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 place where you can spend some time visiting both the old or new church and the museum. overall a pleasant experience. 
    A beautiful place where you can spend some time visiting both the old or new church and the museum. overall a pleasant experience.  more »
  • Extremely beautiful monastery, a must in Sinaia. I specially loved the small older chapel with the classic representation of hell to the right and heaven to the left, with beautiful colours and fun... 
    Extremely beautiful monastery, a must in Sinaia. I specially loved the small older chapel with the classic representation of hell to the right and heaven to the left, with beautiful colours and fun...  more »
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  • It is a must see gem of Sinaia. We didn't know that this place gave actually the name and established Sinaia as a place. Very nice history, and the old.little.church is the most beautiful architectural jewelry around the area. It is unique and it is very _cute_. The architecture enthusiasts will love it. I found out after this visit there is also a museum with many historical valuables (the first Romanian Bible), which is worth visiting.
  • Such an amazing little place, be respectful here, as monks live and work here. Beautiful building inside and out. Please visit.

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