Sinaia Monastery is not to be missed if you visit Sinaia and is located only minutes away from the magnificent Peles Castle. The construction of the Monastery dates back to the seventeenth century, being founded by Bishop Michael Cantacuzino, after he had visited the holy places on the pilgrimage.
The monastery proved to be home to the large number of monks living in the Bucegi Mountains, in addition to its role of guard and defense fortress. If we were to look at it from above, it really looks like a city! It was precisely because of the large number of monks who were to be housed here that the necessity of building additional rooms as well as a new church.
The monastery is composed of the Old Church, the Paraclis, the Chilii (small enclosures), the Great Church, the Cilia and the Chancellery of the Monastery, the Bell Tower and the Monastery Museum (the new enclosures).
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