About This Listing
This is a three bedroom apartament located in a beautiful mountainous region, at the foothills of the Bucegi Mountains , about 120km from Bucharest and 44km from Brasov, in the Prahova Valley, Sinaia is one of the oldest and most famous mountain resorts, often referred to as "The Pearl of the Carpathians". Located at an altitude of 767 m and 860 m, Sinaia boasts ski slopes at an altitude of 2,000 m, on the plateau of the Bucegi mountains.
Sinaia takes its name from the 17th-century monastery built here by a Romanian nobleman after undertaking a pilgrimage to Mount Sinai, Egypt.
Sinaia was first mentioned in documents, as a mountain resort, in 1869, when the locals saw the construction of the town’s first hotel. The beautiful region drew the attention of the Hohenzollern Royal House (Carol I - King of Romania) who built Peles Castle, starting 1873. It became the summer royal residence. Prior to World War II and the abdication of the royal family, Sinaia was a summer retreat for Romania's aristocracy. A walk up the mountainside reveals many grand summer homes from this period.
Sinaia has a sub-Alpine climate. The summers are bracing, and, in the first part of the season, very rainy. Winters are relatively mild, with heavy snow. Average annual rainfall is 900 mm. The maximum registered rainfall was in June (173 mm). The minimum rainfall and nebulosity was recorded in September (55 mm) and February (40mm). The snow layer installs itself homogeneously starting usually from November and it melts in a period of time from March-April, sometimes at the beginning of May. The thickness of the snow layer varies between 20 centimeters and 3 meters in higher elevations. The average temperature in summer is 15 degrees C, in winter -4 degrees C, while the annual average temperature is 7 degrees.
Natural cure factors
Sinaia has a tonic and stimulating bio-climate that is beneficial for the human body, with very clean air that is rich in oxygen, ultraviolet radiations and negative ionization. There are also some mineral springs in Cainelui Valley that have sulphur-ferric mineral water and contain other soluble minerals.