About Cumpătu Neighborhood
This bohemian neighborhood is the only district that is situated on the right bank of Prahova River. Not so far from the forest and somewhat isolated from the rest of Sinaia, this district reveals perhaps the most beautiful view of Bucegi Mountains and Caraiman Cross.
Thanks to its location, Cumpătu has a privileged position that makes it perfect for a night out of the town, rest and tranquility in a select neighborhood, the favorite of twentieth century artists.
George Enescu Memorial House
Villa “Luminis” was the main residence of George Enescu in 1926-1946, the place where he created most of his masterpieces. Enescu had not chosen accidentally Sinaia. Here he was often invited to Peleș Castle by Queen Elizabeth, who always has supported his musical endeavors.
The villa was built between 1923-1926 by architect Radu Dudescu in an authentic Romanian style consistent with the scenery of Bucegi Mountains. The entire villa is tastefully arranged by combining decorative elements and furniture in Romanian and oriental styles.
In 1990, Luminis Villa entered a process of renovation, restoration and conservation, as starting from 1995, during the George Enescu Festival, became a memorial house at the desire of the great virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin.
If you decide to visit this part of our national heritage, you will have the opportunity to see George Enescu`s piano, made in Lausanne. The piano was the key element in his concerts and in his periods of artistic creativity.
Opening hours: Daily from 9.00 to 16.00. Closed on Mondays. Tel / fax: 0040-244-311-753.
Distance from Piatra Șoimului Complex: A 3 minutes-walk.
Ariniş Reservation – Natural Park
Upon entering the neighborhood Cumpătu, immediately after the railway bridge, you can visit the Arinișul Sinaia Reservation with a total area of 1.4 ha. It was established in 2000 under the patronage of the Romanian Academy – Institute of Biology Bucharest with no visiting fee.
The purpose of this reserve is to protect and preserve certain tree species, including white alder (Alnus incana), which predominates and gives the name of the reservation.
Address: Str. Gârbovei Nr. 10C, Sinaia, Prahova
Front Desk Piatra Șoimului: +40 244 310 302 / +40 732 127 737
Restaurant KUIB : +40 0735 189 107
Fax: +40 244 310 301
Piatra Șoimului and KUIB are brands of S.C. Mondo Tudor Intermed S.R.L.
Unique Registration Code: RO11858485
Registration Number: J29/427/2009
Bank Account: RO28BRDE300SV19679623000
Bank: BRD Sinaia