Sinaia Religious Buildings, Sinaia

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!
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Sinaia Religious Buildings Map

Guide Name: Sinaia Religious Buildings
Guide Location: Romania » Sinaia (See other walking tours in Sinaia)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: nicole
The Old Church

1) The Old Church (must see)

The Old Church is a member of the Sinaia monastery, as well as Biserica Mare (The Great Church and the Bell Tower). It was built around 1695. The church was restored between 2006 and 2009, and re-opened to visitors shortly thereafter. Pârvu Mutu, a notable painter of churches in Romania, has work featured at The Old Church.
Biserica Mare

2) 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 enamel lines that encircle the building represent the unity of the Holy Trinity in one God and the unity of the Three Romanian Kingdoms in one country.

The gold mosaic paintings were created by Danish artist Aage Exner in a typical neo-Byzantine style.

The furniture was made of wood by Constantin Babic and his students at the Bucharest Art School (Ṣcoala de Arte si Meserii). The King's throne displays the royal emblem and the motto Nihil sine Deo (Nothing without God). Both thrones are gold-plated.

A remarkable piece adorning the monastery is the epitaphios by Anna Roth, made of silk and gold on a cotton base. It took three years (from 1897 to 1900) to finish.

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The Bell Tower

3) 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 years.
Romano-Catholic Church

4) Romano-Catholic Church

Romano-Catholic Church is a modern edifice, built in the old Baroque and Romanesque styles. The church provides many great bas-reliefs as well as delightfully delicate wooden furniture (made by hand). This is the only catholic spot in the city. Foreign and local visitors alike call Romano-Catholic Church "little Vatican church".
Evangelic Church

5) Evangelic Church

Evangelic Church is a rather old edifice, built in the strict traditions of orthodox church construction, painting and design. Dating back to 1600, the interiors contain very old sacred objects (of national importance) as well as terrific paintings on the ceilings.
Ortodox Church

6) Ortodox Church

Another pearl of the great Sinaia city is the central Ortodox Church. Wooden icons painted by unknown hands will enchant your eyes along with the fantastic smell of a special bread called "nafura". The church features many outdoor decorations which are closely connected to the churches of the Dobrogea region. Locals flock here on holidays, weddings and baptisms.

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 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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Sinaia for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Sinaia has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Sinaia, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.