The road mounting from Azuga across the rivers Prahova and Timis ends in the town-resort Predeal, located at 1100 m height. There is a health resort, also famous for the winter sports practiced here by Romanian and foreign tourists. Thanks to its open location on a hill separating two valleys, Predeal is a sunny settlement, although surrounded by mountains: Postavarul (1802 m) at north-west, Piatra Mare (1843 m) at north-east, Garbovei Mountains at south-east and the walls of the rocky citadel of Bucegi Mountains at south-west.
Permanent climatic Resort
Predeal was founded in the 16-17th centuries and became through the years one of the most important touring centres of Romania. It is known as permanent climatic resort and a cross-road of the mountain ranges. However, the white season made its fame. In order to offer the tourists as many services as possible, a reach chain of hotels has been created, completed by a huge number of villas and lodges, located in places of amazing beauty.
Mihai Vestea, the mayor of Predeal resort is very proud of the resort?s endowments: restaurants and boarding-houses, clubs, internet rooms, auditoriums, sports grounds, pools, modern cable transportation facilities, rental centres for sport gear, touring information centre, touring conferences facilities, cultural activities and traditional Romanian programs. The beauty of the surroundings and the attractive accommodation and entertainment offer ensure excellent conditions for a vacation or short-term excursions.
Predeal also has a special ecumenical tourism offer. Founded 400 years ago, around the monastery with the same name, the resort boasts an impressive number of churches and halidoms. The architecture, the interior frescoes and the traditional icons offer the tourists discreet and inspiring places for selfcommunion and introspection.