Discover the beautiful surroundings of Bucharest and visit three of the most important and appreciated sites: Mogosoaia Palace, an over 300 year old palace located in a charming and very large park; Snagov Monastery, which became so famous thanks to the Legend of Dracula as, according to local stories, it is believed that in the monastery, Vlad the Impaler has his grave and the beautiful Caldarusani Monastery, one of the oldest and largest Orthodox Monasteries in Wallachia.
Itinerary for Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov & Caldarusani Monasteries Tour (5 hours)
Bucharest (pick-up from the hotel) – Snagov Monastery – Caldarusani Monastery – Mogosoaia Palace – Bucharest (drop-off at the hotel)
About Snagov Monastery
Snagov Monastery is located on an island in the Northern part of Snagov Lake. The monastery was built by Mircea the Elder (the grandfather of the famous Dracula) who made also the first documentary attestation of this church in 1408. During its history, the monastery was rebuilt by Vlad the Impaler and some other rulers of Wallachia. It has been one of the strongest fortified churches, an important cultural center, running here one of the first printing house of Wallachia. Snagov Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destination especially for the foreign tourists coming to Bucharest as here, they can see the place where is supposed to be the grave of the cruel voievod, known as Dracula.
About Caldarusani Monastery
Caldarusani Monastery is located also on the shore of a lake surrounded by a beautiful forest. It was built in the XVIIth century by Matei Basarab and it represents one of the largest and oldest Orthodox Monasteries in Wallachia historical region. The church shelters an impressive collection of religious objects and books. The icons are very beautiful, six of them being painted by the most important Romanian peinture, Nicolae Grigorescu.
After the visit travel to Mogosoaia and admire the beautiful scenery of the forest and the countryside.
About Mogosoaia Palace
After about 45 minutes of driving from Caldarusani Monastery, you will reach Mogosoaia Palace, a monumental building having a unique architecture called Brancovenesc style which is a Romanian Renaissance architectural style consisting of a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman elements.
The Palace was built by the ruler Constantin Brancoveanu in 1702 for his elder son. After more than 200 years, it was renovated starting with 1912 by Martha Bibescu becoming a meeting place for the members in the high level society. At the end of the Second World War, after 1945, the palace was nationalized by the Communist Party. In the present, the palace hosts the Museum of Brancoveanu Art and it is an important tourist attraction.
After the visit to Mogosoaia Palace we head to back to Bucharest.
Drop off at your hotel in Bucharest.
Tour type group shared tour by minibus/bus
Price 39 Euro per adult
Operating Days 22, 23 and 26 October 2019
Starting time 10:00 AM
Duration around 5 hours
Departure point pick-up & drop-off at InterContinental Hotel
Included Transport by minibus/bus, Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, English speaking guide, Entrance fees
Not included Photo tax at visited sites