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“vlad tepes”(27 reviews)
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Monastery said to be the final resting place of Vlad (Count) Tepes, also known as Vlad Dracula.
North of Bucharest 40km | Snagov Island, Snagov 077165, Romania
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All reviews vlad tepes old man across the bridge nice visit burial place small island visit this place final resting place peaceful place hidden gem off the beaten path return trip follow the signs interesting history lovely location short walk on foot
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable visit at this well preserved monastery on Snagov island. Beautiful surroundings, very peaceful and idyllic setting. Services were in session. Much history on Vlad the Impaler is displayed in the vestibule of the church. It is out of the way and the groundskeeper was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

No signs for the monastery. A place like a ghost town. Not worth the effort and time. No shops no cafes no nothing around the lake.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Germenis P
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We were a group and the priest come shout and scream with us , not recomended very small place we payed and get out as he is very rude

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fert U
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Getting here and back by local minibus was an adventure in itself! From the bus stop, it's about half a mile past varied village houses and then across the bridge to the island. There was no sign of any boat however, so it all had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

You should take couple of hours to visit this place. No shorts and flip flaps allowed. This is a secluded monastery located on an island reachable with a boat, a ten minutes ride.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vtc2017
Reviewed May 8, 2018

An interesting old monastery, certainly worth a visit, need about 2 hrs to investigate at leisure. Need good walking shoes. Best if one knows the history before visiting

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rick_81_au
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Part of the trek to find Dracula. Sort of kidding, but this is most likely the burial place of Vlad the Impaler after whom Dracula was modeled. You walk over a bridge onto the island. Nice lake views. Beautiful gardens, lots of birds ncluding per...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed February 5, 2018

I was taken to Snagov Monastery to see the body of Vlad Tepes, the Monastery is situated over a short walk along the bridge. The Monastery is very small but historic inside, the gardens are lovely and would be wonderful in the summer. The views...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Andy-eating-out
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

A very nice small church, but the monastry is gone. It costs too much: 15 euro for a glimse of the small stone that hides Draculas’ corpse. Beware: we waited for hours for a bus back to Boekarest. It did not come at all.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank YolandeV798
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

It's interesting for it history and the idea that Dracula was buried inside it. You need to pay 15 RON to visit the island.

Date of experience: November 2017
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April 12, 2016|
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Response from janebieger | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I understand the question but if you mean is it easy to get to Snagov by bus then the answer is yes. You don't need a tour - it's an easy minibus ride from the Bucharest Bus Station. And Romanians are so... More
April 9, 2015|
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Response from Q5830GLmikep | Reviewed this property |
There is now a bridge on the north side (Feb 2015). We drove to the bridge, parked and walked across. Appears to be one person living there who collects a small fee, don't recall how much. No tours that I saw. Not sure of... More