In Prahova, there are about 20 important monasteries to the south of Romania.
If you want to enter the atmosphere of Romanian Orthodox Christianity visit:
- The Sinaia monastery, named after Mount Sinai where Moses received the tablets of the law from God's hand, close to Peles Castle in Sinaia.
- the Zamfira Monastery (1719-1743), the only work "in fresco" of the great Romanian painter Nicolae Grigorescu, between 1856-1857, located in Lipanesti
- The Crasna Monastery (sec. XVIII) which houses an iconostasis with gold leaf, that has been made in Vienna in 1853, located in the village Izvoarele
- The Cheia Monastery (sec. XVII) with the church (1835-1839) and ecclesiastical museum and The Suzana Monastery (1740) with the church St. Nicholas (1880-1882) with original paintings and ecclesiastical museum, accessed from the Cheia-Brasov road
- The Varbila Monastery (XVI century), the place where the great voivode Michael the Brave went ahead to accomplish the Great Union in 1600, located in the village Iordăcheanu, near Urlaţi
- The Jercălăi monastery, which houses the hermitage St. Mary-Cricov of Jercălăi with the wooden church St. Michael and Gabriel (1731), moved, which is the former royal chapel from the Bran Castle, located in the village Iordăcheanu, near Urlaţi
- The Brebu monastery (1640) is considered unique in the Romanian Country, is one of the most important foundations of the reign of Matei Basarab (1632-1654)
- The Turnu monastery (1461) built by Vlad Ţepeş (called Dracula), is in Târgşoru Vechi
Others monasteries : Cornu, Buşteni, Dumbrăveşti-Mălăieşti, Şoimari, Bărcăneşti – Ghighiu, Bucov – Chiţorani, Ceptura, Colceag, Poienari Burchii