When visiting a new city, it’s every traveler’s desire to see as much as they can during their visit. Even if your time is limited, you can still see plenty of attractions outside the city you’re visiting, especially if you plan everything ahead of time. In this article, we want to tell you more about four of the most beautiful attractions you can visit close to Bucharest. So if you’d like to get the most out of your travel itinerary, keep reading the article.
Most Beautiful Attractions You Can Visit Close to Bucharest
1. Mogoșoaia Palace
The palace is situated about 10 km from Bucharest, so you can get there pretty fast. It was built by the ruler Constantin Brâncoveanu back in 1702 in the Romanian Renaissance style.
In 1916, Mogoșoaia Palace was bombed by the German air forces. At that time, Prince George Bibesco bought the palace from Marie-Nicole and gave it to his wife, Martha Bibesco.
She decided to spend her fortune on the reconstruction of the palace. In a few years, this had become the place where politicians and the members of the high live society would meet.
In 1957, the palace was transformed into the museum of Brâncoveanu Art and is now a popular tourist attraction.
2. Snagov Monastery
The Snagov Monastery is located in Snagov commune, on a remote island in the Northern part of Lake Snagov and it’s a little bit further away than Mogosoaia, approximately 40 km from Bucharest.
The monastery was built by Mircea the Elder and the first written document about it was dated 1408.
In the late 15th century, Vlad the Impaler added fortification walls, a bridge, a belfry and some claimed he even ordered the construction of an underwater tunnel during his reign.
The monastery has been built in a Byzantine style with Romanian elements.
Nowadays, it’s one of the most beautiful attractions tourist can see close to Bucharest. It’s especially popular because here people can see a symbolic tomb of Voivod Vlad Țepes, known as Dracula.
3. Căldărușani Monastery
There are approximately 30 km from Bucharest to Căldărușani monastery. It is situated on the shore of the lake with the same name and it’s surrounded by a big, beautiful forest.
The monastery was built in the 17th century by Matei Basarab in 100 days. It resembles more like a fortress because it has thick enclosing walls and narrow windows.
Inside the church, there is an impressive collection of Romanian Orthodox religious objects and books. The icons are special as well, especially because six of them have been painted by the most important Romanian painter, Nicolae Grigorescu.
4. Therme Spa Retreat
Therme is hands down the ultimate spa retreat in Eastern Europe and is situated within a 15-minute ride from Bucharest.
This wellness center has three main different where you can hang out:
- Elysium (with focus on exuberant saunas)
- The Palm (large indoor pool with a bar, hydro massage areas and more than 500 palm trees)
- Galaxy (this is where the fun happens: wave pool, waterslides and more).
You read here everything you need to know about Therme and the activities you can do there.
Get the Most out of Your Trip to Bucharest
As you can see, the most beautiful attractions are close to Bucharest and you can even visit more than once in just a single day.
We have a 5-hour tour which includes the Snagov Monastery, Căldărușani Monastery, and Mogoșoaia Palace. You can click here if you want to book this tour.
Also, don’t hesitate to check out the other tours we have in Bucharest and around, as well. For any questions, give us a call at 40 735 525 710.