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Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov & Caldarusani Monasteries Tour

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Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov & Caldarusani Monasteries Tour

From $57.46 per person

Discover the beautiful surroundings of Bucharest and visit three of the most important and appreciated sites in the north of Romania's capital: Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov & Caldarusani Monasteries.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Enjoy a visit at Mogosoaia Palace - a charming old palace situated in North Bucharest
  • Discover more about the legend of Dracula by visiting Snagov Monastery
  • Visit one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Wallachia - Caldarusani Monastery
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Your first stop on this tour, the 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 also made 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. Snagov Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destinations - especially for foreign tourists coming to Bucharest - as they can see the place where the cruel voievod, known as Dracula, is  supposedly buried. The 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 artifacts and books. The icons are very beautiful, six of them being painted by the most important Romanian painter, Nicolae Grigorescu. Next you will, travel to Mogosoaia and admire the beautiful scenery of the forest and the countryside on the way. After about 45 minutes of driving from Caldarusani Monastery, you will reach Mogosoaia Palace, a monumental building with 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, renovations began in 1912 by Martha Bibescu and it became a meeting place for the members of high level society. At the end of the Second World War, after 1945, the palace was nationalized by the Communist Party. Now, the palace hosts the Museum of Brancoveanu Art and is an important tourist attraction. After the visit to Mogosoaia Palace you will head to back to Bucharest to be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Transportation with modern car
  • Fuel included
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up/drop-off at your accommodation in Bucharest
  • Entrance fees to the visited sites
  • Photographing/filming fees
  • Lunch
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  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Mogosoaia Palace is closed on Mondays.
  • From March to October, and December 16 to January 6, tours take place with a minimum of 4 people.
  • From January 7 to February 29, and November 1 to December 15, tours take place with a minimum of 2 people.
  • If the minimum number is not met, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
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This tour is a good way to spend half a day on. Snagov Church and the Palace are really beautiful. The monastery is fairly interesting. The church is also very nice. Boogie was our tour guide and he was fun and lively and tried very hard to make us feel comfortable

June 25, 2019

An interesting tour of amazing ancient places

First we saw a beautiful palace in a peaceful country setting away from the Bucharest chaos. It was built by a remarkable man and is filled with furniture, paintings and things from that era, but has a very sad history. Then two very old monasteries at lakes further out in the countryside - amazing places with incredible iconography and carved woodwork. It was a great half-day trip.

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December 1, 2016

If you're doing this tour before other monastery visits, you'll probably be really happy with it. If you've already visited several of the larger ones than it may feel underwhelming.

November 15, 2019

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