Snagov Monastery Tours

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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.

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