Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov & Caldarusani Monasteries Private Tour – 5 hours
The surroundings of Bucharest represent a very pleasant destination highly appreciated by the locals and tourists, as well. Mogosoaia Palace, located in a beautiful and peaceful natural park, impresses its visitors thanks to its unique genuine Romanian architectural style, known as Brancovenesc style. Find out the tumultuous story of the palace and the one of the people who lived here over the past centuries.
Do not miss 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.
private tour by car/minibus
|Highlights of the trip||
Mogosoaia Palace and the park surrounding it, Mogosoaia Lake, Snagov Monastery
109 Euros for 1 person; 89 Euros/person (group of 2 people); 79 Euros/person (group of 3 people); 69 Euros/person (group of 4-7 people); 61 Euros/person (group of 8-15 people).
Daily on request
around 5 hours
English (other languages available on request for an additional fee)
Transport by car/minibus, Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, English speaking guide
Entrance fees at Mogosoaia Palace (5 Lei/person) and Snagov Monastery (15 Lei/person)
Bucharest (pick-up from the hotel) – Snagov – Caldarusani – Mogosoaia – 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 and maybe the richest in Wallachia for a long time in the Medieval Period. Snagov Monastery was also 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 in Bucharest.
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. After the execution of Constantin Brancoveanu in Constantinople in 1714, the palace continues to be own by the family, but it passed a decline during the Ottoman rule period. It was renovated starting with 1912 by Martha Bibescu becoming a meeting place for the members in the high level society. During the Second World War, the palace has been also a meeting place for the Allied diplomats. 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.
Mogosoaia Palace is closed on Mondays and you will see the palace from outside.
Please note that the time table is subjected to changed due to heavy city traffic and road works.
TravelMaker, as the company which organizes the trip, is not responsible if the visited sites are closed without prior notice and for any reason at the moment you arrive.