The small resort town of Sinaia, about 90 minutes north of Bucharest and an hour south of Brașov by train, is said to have healing powers because of its fresh mountain air and lush green forest. It’s no wonder that the Romanian royal family chose it to be the site of one of the most extravagant castles in all of Europe.
The most important of those buildings is the old Sinaia Casino, which is now a conference center located near the center of town. It opened in 1912 and was a major attraction until the 1940s when gambling was outlawed by the Communist regime. Visit the official website (in Romanian) to see pictures of the interior.