Fodor's Expert Review Sinaia Monastery

Sinaia Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Between the train station and Peles Castle, you'll pass this small working monastery, home to just a few monks, which is a pleasant place to have a quiet moment before facing the crowds at the castle in high season. The monastery was founded by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino after he returned from a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. It has two buildings: the Old Church, built in 1695 and, as of this writing, under restoration; and the Great Church, built in 1846. In the bell tower of the Great Church is a bell weighing 1,700kg (3,758lbs.) The monastery also has a tiny library, which contains some of the Cantacuzino family's artifacts and the first bible translated into Romanian, which dates from 1668.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Strada Mănăstirii 2
Sinaia, Prahova  106100, Romania

0244-314–917

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