The capital of Romania is situated near many touristic cities and towns that you can visit in one day. In this blog post we will focus on Sinaia, a town 140 km away from Bucharest. You can travel to Sinaia in 1h 44 minutes with a car. You might consider rental car services available in Bucharest. The staff at Le Boutique Hotel Moxa can help you find a rental car service.
Once you have booked a car, all you have to do is wake up in the morning and head to Sinaia, a place
surrounded by mountains and filled with history. During the summer, Sinaia was the residence of the Royal Family. King Carol I of Romania (1839–1914) fell in love with the scenery in Sinaia and in 1873 he started the construction of the first modern castle in Europe, Peles Castle. Today, Peles Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. So, while you are on your day trip to Sinaia, your first stop must be at the castle, open to the public all year round.
The architecture of the castle is fascinating and the interior is decorated with unique elements. The castle hosts various valuable collections of paintings, sculptures, armor, carpets, furniture, tapestries, statues, potteries, gold, silver and china dishes, and stained-glass. The entrance hall has a movable glass ceiling and walnut tree carvings. You will have the chance to visit the rooms where Queens and Kings lived more than 100 years ago. It is one of the most fascinating castles in the world.
At 2000 m high there is the Bucegi plateau reachable with a cabin car. There are also special trails that go there, but if you want to save time, take the cabin car. The Bucegi plateau is famous for the rock formations nature has built there. Babele and Sfinx are rocks formations comparable with Stonehenge. While on Bucegi plateau, you will have the chance to see magical scenery.
After you visit the castle and go on the top of Bugeci Mountains you can have a nice meal at a local restaurant in Sinaia. We recommend Kuib restaurant, where you can eat traditional Romanian food in a magnificent atmosphere. If you still have time, you can have a walk in the center of the city.
Sinaia is also a ski resort, so in winter time you can go there and practice winter sports. The ski slopes
are reachable with a cabin car that you can take from the center of the town. There are various ski lanes for depending on your level of expertise. In summer time you can take the routes through the forest that will take you to Bucegi plateau. For people passionate about bikes, Bucegi Mountains have special bike trails.
If you want to spend a special day in a touristic town near Bucharest, Sinaia is a great choice! At the end of the day you will have a good rest at Le Boutique Hotel Moxa!