Snagov Monastery
Snagov Monastery
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Monastery said to be the final resting place of Vlad (Count) Tepes, also known as Vlad Dracula.
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Nick Dyson
London, UK43 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Really nice monastery in an interesting location but will echo what others have said that there is a charge to enter (20 lei) also the day I went the monastery was advertised to close at 1pm but it closed around 12.30pm so do be careful as there were people arriving after me that didn’t get in. Also very remote so make sure you do it either with a tour or an Uber driver that will wait for the 20/30 mins it takes before taking you back to Bucharest if you’re coming from there
Written 19 February 2024
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Roger C
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK47 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
An aggressive lady prevented us accessing the Monastery unless we paid a fee.
Romanian visitors were not being charged, only foreigners. There was no entry fee advertised at the entrance and the lady didn't have any uniform or official badge.
One of our friends was of the Orthodox faith and insisted that we should never pay an entrance fee to enter a holy building, it is just not done - donations only.
Whether the charging lady was genuine or not - this still deserves a one star review.
If a tourist site wants to charge, do it properly - advertise the charge at the entrance and give staff uniforms/badges and charge all visitors equally regardless of nationality or race. If the lady was a scammer then it is shameful that she is allowed to get away with it at an important tourist site for Romania - no way to treat guests and it will discourage people visiting the country.
Written 4 November 2023
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Sherri P
Chattanooga TN50 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We arrived late in the day and the caretakers unlocked the monastery for us. We had the place to ourselves; just my son and I and Vlads ( supposed) grave. The interior is beautiful and there are lots of documents displayed to tell the history and story of the monastery & Vlad. Make sure to bring some cash to buy a magnet or bracelet! If you are going on the “Dracula Tour” in Romania, you must stop here!
Written 10 October 2023
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Kawana Travellers
Kawana Island, Australia2,343 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful surprise!

From the outside, the red brick building with the white mortar looks great. As you walk inside the beautiful frescoes will astound you. I absolutely loved it. It was also interesting to see the tomb of a Vlad the Impaler.

Don’t miss this monastery!
Written 27 June 2023
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RiotRix
Tucson, Arizona10 contributions
Jun 2023
The island and monastery are lovely, and the supposed gravesite of Vlad Tepes was open for photos after a small donation. The stray dogs on the island are super friendly, as well.
Written 13 June 2023
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Clicky V
Liverpool, UK174 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We travelled for roughly one hour on the bus from Bucharest to get here. The gate to the bridge to take you over to the island was open, which we were a bit worried about from previous reviews. The pathway leading up to the monestary is lovely, made all the more by sunny weather. It seemed very quiet when we got there, the door was locked and there were no other visitors there. We rang the door bell and the 2 telephone numbers that are at the front of the monestary without success. Eventually, a lady who had been working on the farm area, came over and let us in. It is 20 lei per person, and 10 lei to take photos. Its beautiful inside, but is it worth the bus journey? Not really. There is nothing much else in the area to see, no bars or restaurants. The bus stop is a bit of a hike back too!!
Written 23 March 2023
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Chris H
2 contributions
Jan 2023
We went to visit this island monastery to worship and engage ourselves with the monks and staff. I also hoped to take photographs and visit Vlad Tepes alleged grave. Instead, my wife was threatened by a deeply troubled man improperly dressed as a monk who screamed abuse at her and claimed that he had invoked a curse against her - because she had queried why dogs were banned by visitors on the grounds despite the fact that he kept a pack of dogs running freely around the island. I shortly afterwards was asked to leave by a staff member for requesting to take photographs and I met the same sad and pathetic man later when I was on the mainland near the footbridge. He actually drove his car across the footbridge to abuse us because I was filming from off the location of the monastic grounds with a drone - for which there are countless videos on Youtube. He was screaming at the top of his voice during the entire experience. I will NEVER return there while he remains in charge. I don`t think he wants or needs visitors.
Another couple with a child left in a hurry after he upset them.
It is a beautiful island but with a deeply negative aura about it which I assume is his. I have visited many monasteries without incident where the nuns, monks or priests were always polite and dare I say it, `Christian`.
He is the very reason that people are being turned away from Christianity, and that saddens me. Hence a 1-star review.
Written 21 January 2023
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,951 contributions
Sept 2022
Next stop was Snagov Monastery where Vlad Dracula is believed to be buried. The monastery was built by Vlad’s grandfather in 1408. Vlad was a very cruel individual who liked to torcher his enemies, the Ottomans. He would impale them on spikes where they may suffer for days. In the end Vlad was beheaded and his head was sent to Istanbul where it was impaled on a spike and put on display. He died in 1476 at the age of 46 years. Monastery is on an island reached by a footbridge.
Written 22 October 2022
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Lee S
Australia2,583 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The Snagov Monastery is on an island and a small bridge has been built to reach it.
The brick work on the monastery is impressive & the warm welcome you get from the dogs is lovely. The monastery dates back to the 15th century, the walls and ceiling are covered with frescoes of saints but the biggest claim is that Viad the impaler is buried there.A small fee is charged to take photos inside $2 .
Written 18 October 2022
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Roy P
Borehamwood, UK9 contributions
Sept 2022 • Friends
Beautiful location, absolutely stunning and the monastery is amazing inside. I will say that for 20 lei it may be a bit on the expensive side but it truly is amazing inside.
Written 20 September 2022
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