Many of you really seemed to enjoy my first “Friday’s Findings” post about Bigăr Cascade Falls, so I thought I’d do another post about a popular Romanian tourist attraction.
Today’s find: Sinaia!
Sinaia is a mountain resort town in Prahova County, which is practically in the center of Romania. The town is best known for its Peleş Castle (featured above), a summer home built in the late 1800s for King Carol I of Romania.
While his own summer home was being built, King Carol I had the Pelişor Castle (below) built for his nephew and heir, King Ferdinand.
The Sinaia Monastery (pictured below) is another popular attraction in Sinaia, as well as a unique piece of Romanian history. The earliest Romanian translation of the Bible is held within the monastery’s library.
The climate of Sinaia makes it an ideal destination for taking place in winter sports and hiking adventures. The average temperature in the winter is 25 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 degrees Celsius) and a mere 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius) in the summer.
I think Sinaia would be an interesting place to visit, but I personally would have to go in the summertime. Even though I consider 59 degrees to be cold, it’s still warmer than Sinaia’s wintertime temperatures!
How about you? Would you like to visit this quaint Romanian town?