Snagov Monastery, Snagov

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Visit the supposed burial place of Vlad the Impaler at Snagov Monastery. Set out from Bucharest via car or minibus to the church complex set on a small island. You can cross from the shore to the island on the footbridge. Though Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula, resting here is only a legend, the monastery is an important religious site nonetheless. Explore the church, built during the 14th century, and admire the intricate frescoes depicting saints and religious figures. You can snap a picture of Dracula's supposed tomb for a small fee. Plan your visit to Snagov Monastery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Snagov trip planner .
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  • On the way to Brasov at the airport in the heart of the monastery stopped optical village. The monastery is in the center of the Lake. The monastery and believed buried him. The monastery is surrounded by a lovely little garden, and you can access the Lake. The walk from the stop to the monastery via a bridge and a 10-minute walk. On the bridge itself has amazing views. Admission costs $15 per person for children available. Stopping.
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  • The Snagov monastery is situated on a small island in the middle of the Lake of the same name. It is a small monastery from the 16th century. with a tiny community of monks. The visit will not take more than 30 minutes. It seems that there is buried Vlad Tepes known as Dracula. This is definitely not but his alleged grave lies at the center of the Church marked by a simple portrait of the Voivode. Interesting are the paintings and the typical architecture of Orthodox churches. It's a simple but charming place to visit possibly on weekdays to avoid the crush of Romanians seeking a diversion in the middle of nature at weekends. Take a walk around the island. This will give you a view of the Lake which is also a nature reserve and you'll see the ponies graze in the back of the monastery. There is a source to which they drink those who come to pray. The cost or charge of the monastery is 15 Lei per person. When you are prompted to supply it's polite to pay a donation and light a candle to the living and the dead strictly separated. Until recently we reached the island only by boat. Now you can get there through a footbridge. Most likely you will meet the local farmers travel on horse-drawn carts, typical. It's one of those places that makes you want to sit on a wooden bench to think.
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  • A really pretty monastery on an island with beautiful grounds. Lots of lovely dogs too sleepy to move. Watch out for the loos!  more »

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