1-day getaway to the Temple of Wishes in Șinca Veche, a place full of mystery and energy

1-day getaway to the Temple of Wishes in Șinca Veche, a place full of mystery and energy

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Imagine a place where silence speaks, and stones hold the echo of unspoken desires. This is the Temple of Wishes at Șinca Veche, an ancestral sanctuary carved into the heart of Transylvania, shrouded in mystery and charged with deep energy. Located near the village of Șinca Veche, this temple is a gateway to the unexplored past and pure spirituality.


Surrounded by wild nature, with green hills embracing it protectively, the temple reveals itself to visitors as a hidden treasure. The entrance, simple and unassuming, leads to a maze of chambers carved directly into the rock, each space vibrating at unique frequencies of energy and calm. Inside, lights and shadows play across the stone walls, creating a visual spectacle that seems to bring to life the stories and legends that surround this place.


A remarkable feature of the Temple of Wishes is the circular opening in the ceiling of one of the rooms, through which sunlight penetrates directly, illuminating the interior and creating magical moments of meditation and reflection. This is considered the heart of the temple, a powerful energy centre where visitors are invited to express their wishes in silence and meditate on inner peace.


The Temple of Wishes is not just a historical monument or a tourist attraction, but a spiritual sanctuary where people come to reconnect with their deeper selves and experience stillness and clarity. Every corner of this place speaks of faith, hope and the incredible power of nature and the human spirit to heal and fulfill.


In this oasis of peace, time seems to stand still, allowing each visitor to immerse themselves in deep contemplation of life and the universe. The Temple of Wishes at Șinca Veche is an open invitation to explore the mysteries of life, our ancestral ties to the earth and discover a space where wishes can come true.

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0 - 99 euro
100 - 199 euro

Trip duration

Weekend (1 - 2 days)



Group type

Families with children's



Exploring type


The Temple of Wishes at Șinca Veche , also known as the Temple of the Ursitelor, is an enigmatic site carved into the rock that attracts visitors from all over the world. The place is believed to have healing powers and grant wishes to those who visit with a pure heart.
The main attractions include two large underground chambers, one of which is believed to be a chapel, where there is also an altar. The cave also has an opening in the ceiling through which the sun's rays penetrate, creating a spectacular visual effect.
Don't forget to make a wish as you meditate in this atmosphere charged with positive energy.

Local restaurant: For lunch, I recommend trying a local restaurant where you can enjoy Romanian food. Look for a place that serves sarmale with mămăligă, trout dishes or traditional pies. They will give you an authentic taste of Romanian gastronomy.

The Ruins of the Princely Court: After a hearty meal, take time to explore the surroundings. Take a walk through the village of Șinca Veche to see how the locals live and discover more of the area's rustic beauty.

For accommodation, you have options of hostels and guesthouses nearby, with prices within your budget of 30-40 euros per night. Look for a place that offers decent comfort and a welcoming atmosphere, so you can rest up after a day of adventure.


1 day. This tour is designed to be a day getaway, perfect for reconnecting with nature and exploring the mysteries of the Temple of Wishes.

The tour focuses exclusively on Șinca Veche, a village located in Brasov County, Romania. This is the focal point of the tour, where you will discover the Temple of Wishes and its picturesque surroundings.

Discovering and relaxing style, ideal for those who want to explore Romania's history and gastronomy, as well as for those interested in spirituality and meditation.

Easy. The proposed activities are accessible to most visitors, without requiring an advanced level of physical fitness. The walks will be relaxing and provide ample time for exploration and contemplation.

100 euro/day/person, covering accommodation, local transport, food and activities. This budget is estimated to provide a comfortable and enriching experience while keeping it affordable.

Given the local nature of the trip, a personal or rented car is the most practical option to reach Șinca Veche. Alternatively, local buses can be used to reach the area if you are coming from a nearby town.

Pensions and guest houses are available in the Șinca Veche area, offering comfortable accommodation at affordable prices (30-40 euro/night), perfect for your budget.

During your visit, you have the opportunity to indulge in traditional Romanian dishes such as sarmals, mămăliga, pies and various meat and fish dishes, reflecting the culinary richness of the region.

The Temple of Wishes, with its underground chambers and unique energy, is the main tourist attraction of this tour. It is an ideal place for meditation, contemplation and spiritual reconnection.

Respecting places of worship is essential; it is advisable to dress modestly when visiting monasteries or churches. It's also a good idea to ask before photographing local people or private property.

English is widely spoken among young people and in tourist areas. Basic knowledge of French can also be useful.

For EU citizens and those from many other countries, no visa is required to enter Romania.

There are no specific health risks or mandatory vaccinations for visitors to most countries, but it is recommended that you check the latest travel advice from your country.

No special vaccinations are required, but check standard travel recommendations.

There are numerous online reviews on platforms such as TripAdvisor, Google Reviews and Lonely Planet.

This itinerary is self-guided. For guided tours, you can check reputable local operators on review sites.

As a self-guided tour, you have the flexibility to tailor it to your liking, choosing which attractions to visit and when.



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