Friday’s Findings: Sinaia

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!

Photo source: Wikipedia

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.

Photo source: Wikipedia

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.

Photo source: Wikipedia

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?


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