Saying you visited Spain’s capital in a few days is like someone offering you a cake and inviting you to eat it with a spoon instead of a teaspoon that would help you more to enjoy it. There are so many beautiful places to enjoy here, you almost don’t know where to go first. Although I left Madrid at a side, preferring coastal cities like Barcelona, Valencia or the islands – the architecture, culture, cleanliness and the atmosphere of the city won me over. An approximate budget for an extended weekend of 3-4 nights can be … Continue reading “How to visit Madrid for free”
The Sinaia Museum is located within the Ştirbei Palace, which was the holiday residence of General Emanuel Florescu and Alina (Alexandrina) Stirbei.
The Palace was built between 1874 and 1875 by the Dutch architect Josef Jacob Schieffleers at the request of Barbu Bibescu-Ştirbei’s daughter. Thus, the imposing villa becomes the oldest civilian construction of the city, after the first villa built in Sinaia – Dimitrie Ghica, was demolished to make room for … Continue reading “Travelling on Prahova Valley – Sinaia Museum”
An emblem of the city – Casino Sinaia, can’t go unnoticed. Situated in Dimitrie Ghica Park, the Casino was built on the site of the former residence of…
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I’ve lost counting on the times I’ve visited Sinaia, from childhood till now, by car or train, accompanied or alone. This time, I saw the city with the eyes of the first-time traveller in this old city of Prahova Valley as I learned that the name “Sinaia” comes from Mount Sinai, given by Cantacuzino – to the city.
Through a documentary book written by architect Dan Manea, I rediscovered the sweetness of the past century of the most beautiful villas and castles of Sinaia. Therefore I visited and liked: Continue reading “Less known places in Sinaia, Romania”