Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov & Caldarusani Monasteries Tour - shared - 5 hours

From EUR 49

During this tour you will visit three interesting sites located outside, but not very far from Bucharest.

The tour will start around 09:00 am with pick-up from your hotel or any other address within Bucharest.

The first stop is Mogosoaia Palace - a monumental building having a unique architecture called Brancovenesc architecture which is a Romanian Renaissance architectural style consisting of a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman elements.

The Palace was built by the Romanian 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 has passed a decline during the Ottoman ruling 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 a meeting place for the Allied diplomats. In 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.

The second stop - Snagov Monastery is located on an island in the northern part of Snagov Lake, around 40 km north of Bucharest. 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 times. 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.

The last stop is at the beautiful monastery of Caldarusani, built more than 350 years ago by the rulling prince of Wallachia Matei Basarab.
 

Included:
- Transport by car/minibus (pick-up/dropp-off at the hotel included)
- English speaking driver
- Entrance fees

From EUR 49

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  • Bucharest (pick-up from the hotel) - Mogosoaia (visit Mogosoaia Palace around 1,5 hours)
  • Mogosoaia - Snagov (visit Snagov Monastery around 45 minutes)
  • Snagov - Caldarusani (visit Caldarusani Monastery around 45 minutes)

Highlights

Mogosoaia Palace (1702) is a monumental building having a unique architecture called Brancovenesc architecture which is a Romanian Renaissance architectural style consisting of a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman elements.

Snagov Monastery was built by Mircea the Elder (the grandfather of the famous Vlad the Impaler) who made also the first documented atestation of this church in 1408.

Caldarusani Monastery is one of the most important monuments of church architecture in Wallachia

Route

  1. Bucharest
  2. Snagov
  3. Mogo┼čoaia Palace
  4. Bucharest