Situated on the Prahova Valley at the foot of the Furnica and Piatra Arsa Mountains, at 800 metres altitude, Sinaia is known as a touristic resort ever since 1860 when King Carol I established his summer residence here.
Called “the Pearl of the Carpathians”, Sinaia has a bob track and numerous ski tracks, hotels (Holliday Inn, International, Sinaia etc.), motels, villas, casinos, restaurants, bars and discotheques. The most important attractions are the Peles Castle (160 rooms) built by King Carol I and which hosts an inestimable painting, sculpture and furniture collection, the small Pelisor Castle and the Sinaia Monastery, built in Brincoveanu style between 1695 – 1796.
Sinaia is one of the departure points for numerous mountain travels to the cabins Piatra Arsa, Padina, Omu and others.
At the same time a well/known resort, Sinaia is appreciated especially for the strongly ozone air and mineral water springs, very useful in the treatment of gastritis, neurosis and renal affections.