Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov & Caldarusani Monasteries Tour
Meeting point: In front of your hotel
Departure hour: 09:00 AM
Operating days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Duration: 5 hours
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.
Highlights of the tour:
- Small-group tour for a personal and intimate experience
- Friendly & experienced tour guide
- 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
- Caldarusani Monastery, one of the oldest and largest Orthodox Monasteries in Wallachia
During this half-day tour, you will discover the beautiful surroundings of Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov and Caldarusani monasteries.
The first stop will be in Snagov, which 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 centre, running here one of the first printing houses of Wallachia. Snagov Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destinations 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 voivod, known as Dracula.
The next visit will be Caldarusani Monastery which 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 painter, Nicolae Grigorescu.
Last but not least is 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, the tour ends at your hotel.
|English speaking guide||Yes||-|
|Transport in air-conditioned car/van||Yes||-|
|Hotel pick up/drop off||Yes||-|
|Personal expenses (alcohol, souvenirs, etc.)||No||-|