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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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  • We visited as part of a group organised by Viking cruises so we had transport provided. Situated approximately 30 to 40 minutes outside the centres of Bucharest it is well worth a visit. The... 
    We visited as part of a group organised by Viking cruises so we had transport provided. Situated approximately 30 to 40 minutes outside the centres of Bucharest it is well worth a visit. The...  more »
  • We took a tour here. It was a half day to leave Bucharest, visit here and the palace, and return. It's small. Dracula is supposedly buried here. It is small and not much else except for the lore of... 
    We took a tour here. It was a half day to leave Bucharest, visit here and the palace, and return. It's small. Dracula is supposedly buried here. It is small and not much else except for the lore of...  more »
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  • This place is pretty much a scam. It gets high marks from the "Local Guides" whoever they are. First of all, Vlad is not buried there. Nobody knows where he is buried. Second, all you will see is a small orthodox church but no signs of a monastery. It is on a small island that you cross on foot which is the only interesting thing about this place. They charged us 20 lei per person entry plus 10 lei per person if you wanted to make photos. It seems to be run by the gardener and his teenage daughter. You can see many much nicer orthodox churches in Romania for free. This one is average at best and certainly not worth an entrance fee. The only thing this place has to do with Vlad is an information board in the church telling part of his story in various languages. Plus they don't take credit cards and don't have change. So, if you go, show up with the correct amount but I would suggest you don't bother.
  • We loved this beautiful place! Unfortunately, the day that we toured( November 2021)the monk couldn’t find the giant key to the monestery. Did he find it?

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