Prahova County is a county in Romania, within the historical region of Muntenia, whose capital is the city of Ploiești.
In the county you will find Prahova Valley, one of the best areas for tourism in Romania, set between the Eastern Carpathians and the Bucegi Mountains. In the valley, there are fine town resorts such as Sinaia, Bușteni and Azuga, the last one offering the longest ski run in the country. In fact, Prahova Valley is known for its ski trails down the mountains as well as hiking and biking trails on a plateau on a mountaintop.
The capital of Prahova County - Ploiești - is a significant transport hub in central Romania, connecting Bucharest with the historical regions of Transylvania and Moldavia. In Ploiești, you will find magnificent buildings and museums such as Nicolae Simache Clock Museum and St. John the Baptist Cathedral.
Among the most appealing monuments in the county there are the superb Pelişor Palace, the Caraiman Monastery and Ialomiței Cave Monastery, a spiritual retreat.
Population: approximately 770 thousand people
Other major cities: Câmpina, Sinaia
Main attractions: Places: Bucegi Mountains, Prahova Valley;
Monuments: Iulia Hasdeu Castle, Peleș Castle, Pelişor Palace, Sinaia Monastery, Ialomiței Cave Monastery, Cantacuzino Castle, Clock Museum
Nearest Airports: Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP - Aeroportul Internațional Henri Coandă București)