Dracula's Tomb and Mogosoaia Palace

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Vlad III, the Prince of Wallachia, was born sometime between 1428 and 1431, probably in Sighişaora, Transylvania. His patronymic, ‘Dracul’, means Dragon, derived from the membership of his father, Vlad II Dracul, in the Order of the Dragon, an order of chivalry for the defence of Christianity in Eastern Europe against the Ottomans, so the young Vlad became known as Dracula, or “son of Dragon”. The exact date, cause, and location of Vlad’s death is unknown, but is believed to have taken place between October and December 1476, when he disappeared in battle. It is known, however, that his head was taken to Constantinople as a trophy. His daughter Maria was meanwhile brought to the Neapolitan court, whose ruling family was allied with her own family, where she was adopted and eventually married to a Neapolitan nobleman.

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  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 90

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  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Snagov Monastery
Hidden by woods and surrounded by the waters of the Lake Snagov, the Snagov Monastery was the most important spiritual and cultural centre of Wallachia in the feudal period. Built on an ancient place - where the archaeological finds have discovered clay pots of the Bronze Age and Iron Age, as well Roman and Byzantine coins - the monastery is one of the oldest monastic settlements in the vicinity of Bucharest.
Some legends say that after the ruler was murdered in 1476 by the Wallachian boyars in the forest at Balteni, the monks of the monastery would have taken the body and bury it in secret in the church. Inside the monastery there is a plaque showing that under a stone slab, right in front of the church altar, there is the grave of the great ruler.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Mogosoaia Palace
Mogosoaia Palace is one of the most important historical buildings, representing a symbol of the Romanian architecture. Located about 15 kilometers from the center of Bucharest, Ilfov County, Mogosoaia Palace is a real honor for our country, being registered on the national list of historical monuments. It was built between 1698 and 1702 by Constantin Brancoveanu in the so called the Romanian Renaissance style or Brancovenesc style, a combination of Venetian and Ottoman elements. The palace bears the name of the widow of the Romanian boyar Mogos, who owned the land where the palace was built on.
After 1714, when Constantin Brancoveanu, together with his entire family, was executed in Constantinople, all the family’s wealth was confiscated by the Ottomans and the palace was converted into an inn. It was redeemed on the reign of Serban Cantacuzino, and then returned into the possession of his nephew, Constantin Brancoveanu until the early nineteenth century. But the construction has witnessed many disagreeable events over time. The palace was devastated during the Russian-Turkish war between the years 1768 and 1774 and also during the revolution of 1821, when the last descendant of the family, Grigore Brancoveanu, took refuge in Brasov, the building being occupied by the revolutionaries.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Located 25-30 km outside Bucharest, occupying an area of approx. 600 ha and with a length of 16 km, Lake Snagov is a river edge, the most important one on the lower Ialomița course. Due to its maximum depth of 9 metres, this is the deepest lake in the Romanian Plain area.

The shape of the lake is elongated and very sinuous, with many bays. The downstream area features the island that hosts the Snagov Monastery. The biodiversity of the area is formed of 4,200 species of fauna and flora, of which approximately 1,200 species are protected by law and 42 of them are even red listed.

The fish fauna, which attracts numerous amateur fishermen, is remarkable enough by the existence of 16 fish species: bleak, rudd, roach, bream, carp, Crucian carp, Prussian carp, tench, two species of gobies, eel, European perch, pumpkinseed, pike, zander, catfish. Sport fishing is allowed on Lake Snagov only outside the protected area (at a minimum distance of 500 metres upstream and downstream from it).

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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