This day will begin at 8:00 a.m. A specialized guide will come to your hotel from Bucharest.
We’ll travel 25 km to the north of the capital to visit Snagov Monastery. That’s located on an island with the same name. Today we’ll see a church who was built in the XVI century by Neagoe Basarab. In the same place, Vlad the Impaler had a prison.
The original painting is only in the narthex. The rest of the church was repainted in 1815. This monastery is famous because here we have the tomb of Dracula.
Next on the list, it’s gonna be Mogosoaia Palace. We’ll admire a beautiful residence next to a lake. This place’s history begins in 1680. Constantin Brancoveanu, a rich aristocrat bought a large property here for his son Stefan. The palace was completed in 1702. At that time, Brancoveanu was the ruler of Wallachia. In 1714 the Wallachian prince was executed together with his four sons. After this moment, the palace was devastated by ottomans. Through some matrimonial alliances, the palace became the property of Bibescu, a rich noble family. During Martha Bibescu’s time, the palace was renovated and transformed into one of the trendiest noble residences from Eastern Europe.
The Royal Court from Targoviste is coming next. We’ll admire the fortifications, the ruins of the Palace (build by Petru Cercel in XVI century), Chindia Tower and the Orthodox Church.
Targoviste was the capital of Wallachia before Bucharest. Chindia Tower is the symbol of the city. It was built by Vlad the Impaler as the keep of fortifications. But it was renovated in 1847 by Gheorghe Bibescu, prince of Wallachia. Today we’ll be impressed by the new one, different than the tower from Dracula’s time.