Sinaia is a city in Prahova County, Muntenia, Romania. Located on Prahova Valley, it developed with this tourist region and was chosen as a royal residence by Carol I, who built here Peles Castle, one of the most visited castles in Romania. Peles Castle was built between 1873 and 1914. Built as the summer residence of the kings of Romania, the building is currently owned by the Royal Family of Romania and houses the Peles National Museum. Peles Castle is one of the most important historical buildings in Romania, having a unique character and is, through its historical and artistic value, one of the most important monuments of this kind in Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Bucegi Mountains, located to the west, like a huge “guard shield” of the settlement, dominate Sinaia through a steep over 1000 m. are sprinkled on the edge of the steep sea of the Bucegi Mountains, one of the most impressive in Romania.
The plains of Prahova Valley can be admired in many ways, Sinaia being the ideal place where active people - and not only them - can spend unforgettable moments. Here the concept of active vacation can be successfully experienced.
For difficult terrain, ATVs allow motorized and effortless exploration, offering a dose of adrenaline. You can choose competition routes, both for ATVs and for off-road vehicles.
If you want a quick coverage of a large area then the visitor can choose mountain biking. Special bicycles, modernly equipped for safety, can be rented from Sinaia.
In winter, the skiers' paradise is Sinaia. You can practice, on the arranged slopes, recreational descents, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, extreme skiing and snowboarding, and on the bobsled slope, with 13 turns, competitions can be organized.
For those who prefer hiking, the surroundings of Sinaia offer mountain trails with varying degrees of difficulty.
From the simplest, favorable to the terrain, to the very difficult, climbing - all carry the traveler through extremely picturesque places.
Tourist attractions: Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, George Enescu Museum, Casino; The Bucegi Mountains: Babele, the Sphinx, the Cross of the Heroes from Mount Caraiman, the Hermitage from Ialomita Cave, Bolboci Lake, Urlatoarea waterfall; ski slopes.
Sinaia is the place of the dreamed vacations, which become reality.
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