Romania
Sinaia

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  • Day17

    Peles Castle, papanasi and Sinaia

    June 2 in Romania ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    We left Bucharest this morning to start our 9 day tour of Romania. Our guide Gabriel picked us up at 9am and we headed north, first stop, the town of Snagov.

    Snagov Monastery is built on an island in Snagov Lake and is the alleged final resting place of Vlad Tepes (aka Vlad the Impaler, aka Vlad Dracul) - his head was sent to Constantinople to prove his death to the Ottoman Rulers, but the destination of his body is in dispute... but more about him in a couple of days...

    We continued north via Ploiesti, site of the world's first large oil refinery (1856), to Sinaia, visiting the monastery, notable for the interior painting style, including one of the first king of Romania, Carol I shown dressed as an officer, with his right hand upon a rock pillar with a missing piece symbolising the missing Romanian territories at that time.

    We had lunch at a local eatery, with soup and bread for main, then for dessert a Romanian specialty, papanași (pronounced papanash), a donut made with soft cheese and egg, topped with blueberry jam and sour cream.

    After lunch we walked to Peles Castle, the former summer palace of Carol I. It was built between 1883 and 1914 and has 170 rooms decorated in many different styles, elaborate wood carvings throughout, 2000 artworks, a collection of 4000 pieces of arms and armor, and an electric powered retractable stained glass roof in the entrance hall. It was impossible to take in the detail in each room in the time we had.

    We drove to our accommodation in the upper reaches of Sinaia (it's a ski resort town in winter), then walked 1.5km down to town to grab a few caches and have some tea. We caught a taxi back up to the hotel - best A$2.60 spent!
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  • Day5

    Schloss Peleş

    May 15 in Romania ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Das Schloss wurde zwischen 1873 und 1883 für König Carol I. von Rumänien erbaut. Der Bauherr beauftragte den Wiener Architekten Carl Wilhelm Christian Ritter von Doderer (* 1825, † 1900) mit der Schlossplanung. Nach 1876 übernahm Doderers Assistent Architekt Johannes Schultz die weiteren Bauarbeiten und veränderte die ursprünglichen Pläne. Die offizielle Einweihung des Schlosses fand am 7. Oktober 1883 statt. Der tschechische Architekt Karel Liman erhielt zwischen 1893 und 1914 den Auftrag weitere Bauarbeiten, einschließlich der Errichtung des Hauptturms, durchzuführen. Bis zu Carols Tod im Jahr 1914 diente das Schloss als dessen Sommerresidenz. Nach der Abschaffung der Monarchie und der Umwandlung Rumäniens ins eine Volksrepublik 1947 beschlagnahmte das kommunistische Regime das Schloss.
    Nach der Rumänischen Revolution 1989wurden die Schlösser Peleș und Pelișor an den im Schweizer Exil lebenden Ex-König Michael zurückübertragen.
    Für den 2008 erschienenen Film Brothers Bloom wurden einige Szenen am Schloss gedreht. Dabei wurde in einer Szene mittels visueller Effekte das Schloss gesprengt. 2011 diente das Schloss als Kulisse für den Film Eine Prinzessin zu Weihnachten mit Roger Moore in der Hauptrolle. Die 2017 erschienene Netflix-Produktion A Christmas Prince hatte ebenfalls das Schloss als Kulisse.
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  • Day4

    Pele Castle

    July 29, 2016 in Romania ⋅ ☁️ 77 °F

    Ah Pele Castle in Sinaia <3 surely the place fairy tales are set. To get to Sinaia it's a two or three hour train ride from Bucharest, I can't remember which. But it's a train ride worth taking.

    You arrive at a small train station in Sinaia on the side of a road. There's nothing else around except trees and a stone staircase. Once up the steps you are greeted with a magical view of the castle resting on the side of the green slopes. As you ascend the slopes you walk through a quaint little park on the banks of a river, the path is laden with market stalls of locals selling handmade crafts; bags, sweets, art etc. and you can hear the sound of an accordionist playing.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Sinaia, سينايا, Горад Сіная, Синая, সিনায়া, سینایا, Sinaïa, Opština Sinaia, סינאיה, シナヤ, სინაია, 시나이아, Sinaja, Синаја, Сіная, 錫納亞

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