City Orientation Walk, Sinaia

Sinaia is a wonderful city and resort, located at the base of Bucegi mountain. The city is renowned for its beautiful Romanian architecture which nearly provides as gorgeous a landscape as the backdrop. Here, you will find a vast number of buildings that are known by individuals worldwide, as well as visited by thousands of tourists each year.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: Romania » Sinaia (See other walking tours in Sinaia)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: nicole
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Sinaia Town Hall

1) Sinaia Town Hall (must see)

Sinaia's town hall was built at the end of the 19th century. Interesting enough, the building features Tudor style architecture, as well as baroque and Roman influences. The building features two main wings with white walls and arched windows painted brown. In front of town hall you will discover a pretty...   view more
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"Unirii" Market

2) "Unirii" Market

"Unirii" market is the most important agricultural market in Sinaia. Fresh apples, grapes, peaches, potatoes, tomatoes as well as anything else Romania has to offer is located at Unirii. Not only are the prices great, but the vendors are always willing to please the buyers. Cooked meals, including "mici" and "mitiei", as well as fried pork meat are served on...   view more
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Railway Station

3) Railway Station (must see)

The Sinaia train station serves the Sinaia mountain resort in Romania. The first station was built in 1913 by the Demeter Cartner Company, and it was reserved exclusively for the Royal Family and its guests at Peleş Castle, generally foreign leaders. On the station platform, there is a memorial plate marking the spot where Prime Minister Ion G. Duca was assassinated by the Iron Guard in 1933.

The newer Royal Train Station is some tens of meters away from the first one, built following the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Sinaia Casino

4) Sinaia Casino (must see)

The Sinaia Casino is located in "Dimitrie Ghica" park and was built at the initiative of King Carol I of Romania. Construction began in 1912 and was finished a year later. The work was supervised by architect Petre Antonescu, who was also the author of the plans. The main shareholder in the casino was Baron of Marçay, a shareholder in the Monte Carlo Casino. The opening was celebrated with fireworks and a piano recital by George Enescu, and it became a major attraction between the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Sinaia Monastery

5) Sinaia Monastery (must see)

The Sinaia Monastery was founded by Prince Mihail Cantacuzino in 1695 and named after the great Sinai Monastery on Mount Sinai. As of 2005, it is inhabited by 13 Christian Orthodox monks led by hegumen Macarie Bogus.

Prince (Spătarul) Mihail Cantacuzino founded the monastery upon his return from a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai. The first buildings were completed between 1690 to 1695. It was designed to serve as a monastery as well as a fortified stronghold on the route from Brasov to Bucharest....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Biserica Mare

6) Biserica Mare (must see)

Under the leadership of Hegumens Ioasaf and Paisie, construction of The Great Church began in 1842 using funds allocated by the monastery and was completed in 1846. This smaller structure was enlarged by the Board of Civil Hospitals during a period from 1897 to 1903. These efforts gave the building the appearance it has today.

Created by architect George Mandrea, the structure utilizes the Moldavian style and the Brâncovenesc style from Walachia. It is said that the belt of three green...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Bell Tower

7) The Bell Tower (must see)

During the leadership of egumen Nifon Popescu (1888-1909). the Bell Tower was added and has since served as a phenomenal monastery. The bell weights 1700 kg. and was brought from the Colţea Tower in Bucharest (or one of the most important bell towers in the capital of Romania). Today, Bell Tower is a prominent monastery, celebration of traditional orthodox holidays as well as other special occasions. Also, the tower features a designated monk that rings the bell everyday for more that 60...   view more
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Hotel "Furnica"

8) Hotel "Furnica"

"Furnica" is the true expression of Romanian building style, due to the white walls with dark, large windows as well as the unique roof, specific to the mountainous city. The furniture inside is largely hand made, with a lot of wall decorations also made by local...   view more
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Pelisor Castle

9) Pelisor Castle (must see)

Pelişor Castle is part of the same complex as the larger castle of Peleş. It was built in 1899–1903 by order of King Carol I, as the residence for his nephew and heir, the future King Ferdinand (son of Carol's brother Leopold von Hohenzollern) and Ferdinand's consort Queen Marie.

In 2006, it was decided that the palace complex, including Pelisor, long a museum and tourist site, is the legal property of the heirs of the Romanian royal family. They will take legal possession of it...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Peles Castle

10) Peles Castle (must see)

Peleş Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. Its inauguration was held in 1883.

By form and function, Peleş is a palace, but it is consistently called a castle. Its architectural style is a romantically inspired blend Neo-Renaissance and Gothic Revival similar to Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria. A Saxon influence can be observed in the interior courtyard facades, which...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Sinaia, Romania

Create Your Own Walk in Sinaia

Create Your Own Walk in Sinaia

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sinaia is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sinaia Nightlife

Sinaia Nightlife

The best way to spend your vacation is at night, of course. Sleep is overrated and ultimately you should take advantage of Sinaia's wonderful nightlife. So remember, when you're on vacation, avoid the extra rest and enjoy the city's parties, music and drinks.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Sinaia Shopping

Sinaia Shopping

The mountain city of Sinaia brings the unique experience of handcraft shopping to the mainstream. This special shopping experience will allow you to see how Romanian people produce all kinds of household objects, clothes, souvenirs and jewelry. Besides, not only are the products special, but the open air markets refreshing and pleasant.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Sinaia Religious Buildings

Sinaia Religious Buildings

Romania is largely an orthodox country and is thus appropriately structured. Here you will discover several beautiful, mysterious, notable and unique churches as well as worship venues. Also, you will gain an appreciation for orthodox style, architecture, mural paintings and bas-reliefs traditions. Take a journey to Sinaia's religious institutions today!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km