Brief description: The Caraiman Monastery is located in the town of Busteni, at the foot of the Caraiman mountain, which is located at an altitude of approximately 900 m, being one of the highest altitudes on which a place of worship has ever been built in Romania.
More details – History
On the way to the cabin from Busteni, on the left side there is an indicator and an icon that directs you to the monastery. We walk along a path shaded by fir trees, where the view is gorgeous and then we come across the Caraiman massif. In this clearing is the monastery. This is one of the most important royal monasteries in our country, the beginnings of the monastery were made in 1998, by father Gheorge Puiu. It all started with a wooden hermitage and then the church today called Caraiman Monastery in 2008.
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From Sinaia ( altitude above sea level: 767 to 860 meters ) a cable car leads to an altitude of 2,000 meters, as well as there are several ski lifts during the winter operation.
Many tourist attractions can be found in and around Sinaia, such as Sinaia Monastery, Peles Castle and smaller Pelisor Castle. Bucegi National Park, Caraiman Monastery and Cantacuzino Castle in the nearby town of Busteni are also close to Sinaia.
In the valley you can see lights of Busteni, Sinaia and Brasov.
We thank the photographer Cristian Laurentiu of these wonderful pictures for his permission to use them, it is always a breathtakingly beautiful sight.
In the eastern mountain range of the Transylvanian Alps, the peak is one of the highest known due to the Crucea Eroilor monument, under whose peak is the small town of Bușteni, Prahova County.