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Called the “Pearl of the Carpathian Mountains”, Sinaia is a place where elegance&nature come together. Here we can find not only wonderful landscapes, but also the largest number of architectural monuments from Romania.
Among the main attraction points of the city, we can enumerate: The Peles Castle, Pelisor Castle, Gara Regala (the Royal train station), Sinaia Monastery, Sinaia Casino, “George Enescu” memorial house, Nicolae Iorga’s house, Anastasie Simu’s house.
Our photo of the week represents Nicolae Iorga’s villa. He was a very important figure in the 20th century’s Romania as a historian, writer, prime minister and professor. Iorga was also the founder of many cultural institutions such as Casa Romena di Venezia, Ecole Roumaine en France, Academia di Romania in Roma or the Romanian Institute of Albania.
Nicolae Iorga’s villa from Sinaia is the place where he lived before he was murdered by the Legionnaires in November 1940. However, it shouldn’t be known in this way, but as a creative place of his work and political meetings.
The villa was designed by Toma Socolescu, a very much appreciated Romanian architect and it is located at the crossing of Codrului Street with Gheorghe Doja Street in Furnica. It is a representative building for the Romanian traditional architectural style. For now, the villa is still a private property for the descendents, but it can be admired from the outside.