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  • Address: Snagov Island, Snagov, Romania
  • Hours: Daily, 9 am to 6 pm
  • Admission: 15 lei

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Snagov Monastery Tours

Founded in the late 14th century, Snagov Monastery sits on an islet in Lake Snagov, just a couple kilometers north of the village by the same name.  The monastery is best known as the burial place of Vlad the Impaler, who provided the inspiration for the fictional Dracula. However, the island also once housed the coin minting facility of the medieval principality Wallachia and was considered one of the most important printing houses in southeastern Europe in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. 

Whether or not he ultimately came to rest at the monastery, Vlad the Impaler was strongly connected to it, building fortifications around the monastery in the 15th century, as well as a bell tower, new church, a bridge to the mainland and a prison and torture chamber. The remains of the prison can still be seen behind the present day church and frescoes from that era are visible inside the church. Vlad’s alleged grave can be found inside the church toward the back.

Practical Info

Minibuses run often between Bucharest’s Presei Liberei square and Snagov village.  To reach the monastery from the village, take minibus 443 heading to Silistea Sangovului and from there, walk about one kilometer to the lake. A bridge connects the monastery to the mainland. It is also possible to rent a boat from Complex Astoria (about 20 lei per hour) or hire a local to take you by boat for about 100 lei.

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Half Day Tour to Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace from Bucharest, Bucharest, null
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Half Day Tour to Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace from Bucharest

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

This half day tour gives you the chance to admire two unique sights in Romania situated nearby Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace which reunites Venetian and Ottoman ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.25
Bucharest Day-Trip to Discover Dracula's Life Journey, Bucharest, Half-day Tours
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Bucharest Day-Trip to Discover Dracula's Life Journey

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Enjoy a full-day tour passing through different stages of Vlad the Impaler's life (also known as Dracula). Start early in the morning departing Bucharest. ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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Day Trip from Bucharest: Palace of Mogosoaia, Snagov Church and Targoviste, Bucharest, Day Trips
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Day Trip from Bucharest: Palace of Mogosoaia, Snagov Church and Targoviste

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This private one day tour departing from Bucharest will take you through centuries of Romanian history and culture. The main attractions are the Palace ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Discover Dracula's Tomb and Mogosoaia Palace - Private Tour from Bucharest, Bucharest, Historical & ... 
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Discover Dracula's Tomb and Mogosoaia Palace - Private Tour from Bucharest

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

This four-hour trip includes visits to Snagov Monastery with Dracula’s Tomb (located on an island in Snagov Lake) and Mogosoaia Palace.

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.39
Private Half Day Trip to Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace from Bucharest, Bucharest, Day Trips
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Private Half Day Trip to Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace from Bucharest

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This private half day trip outside of Bucharest it's the best way to discover and learn more about Snagov Monastery from the 14th century, the place where Vlad ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.14
Half-Day Tour to Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery from Bucharest, Bucharest, Private ... 
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Half-Day Tour to Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery from Bucharest

Embark on a half day trip to the jewels around Bucharest. Only 20 minutes outside of the city you will discover find Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery with ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: Flexible

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Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Bucharest and its Surroundings Package, Bucharest, Day Trips
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Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Bucharest and its Surroundings Package

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This 6-hour private tour is the best way to see Bucharest and it's surroundings with visits to such sites as Village Museum, Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Small Group Tour to Mogosoaia Palace Snagov and Caldarusani Monasteries from Bucharest, Bucharest, ... 
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Small Group Tour to Mogosoaia Palace Snagov and Caldarusani Monasteries from Bucharest

Discover the beautiful surroundings of Bucharest and visit three of the most important and appreciated tourist objectives: Mogosoaia Palace, an over 300 year ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
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Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace Private Day Trip, Bucharest, Cultural Tours
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Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Palace Private Day Trip

Private tour from Bucharest to Snagov Monastery and Mogosoaia Castle with hotel pick-up and drop off included.

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $41.61
Fairytale Castles of Romania Tour, Bucharest, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Fairytale Castles of Romania Tour

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You will enjoy in Romania especially the landscapes, with small houses in green, full of flowers meadows and the castles, with their medieval air and amazing ...  Read more

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