|Type||Religious Site, Monastery|
|Visiting Hours||7:30 – 21:30|
|Location||Siliștea Snagovului, Gruiu, Ilfov, Romania, Europe|
Snagov Monastery is located in the middle of Snagov Island in the commune of Siliștea Snagovului, Ilfov County. The island is connected to the shore by a footbridge.
It is said that Snagov Monastery was built on the site of an old Dacian settlement.
In 1485 Vlad Țepeș ordered the construction of a defense wall, a bridge, a prison and an underwater tunnel.
A first documentary attestation of the fact that a religious settlement was found here dates from 1408, from the time of Mircea the Elder. The old monastic ensemble is no longer preserved, the current church being built in 1517 by Prince Neagoe Basarab.
Snagov Monastery housed a printing house and a coinage center.
The monastery is surrounded by greenery, there is also a pontoon through which you can descend to the water to admire the lake, and in the gardens, you will find ponies, pheasants, horses and other animals.
Snagov Monastery and Vlad Țepeș
The monastery is considered to be the burial place of Vlad Țepeș.
Vlad Țepeș was the son of Vlad Dracul, a descendant of the Basarabian family.
Vlad Țepeș’s fame grew with time. The Romanian people remember him as a just, authoritarian ruler, an ardent fighter against the Ottomans and their oppression. He ruled over Wallachia and is known for instituting the punishment of impalement, hence his name.
Vlad Țepeș is now famous all over the world thanks to the American movie Dracula which presents him as a bloody vampire.
Some believe that Vlad Țepeș (Vlad the Impaler) was part of the Dragon Order, a mysterious order that is said to rule the world.
One of the great mysteries is the death of the ruler. The story goes that Vlad Țepeș was assassinated in the forests around Bucharest, probably in Codrii Vlăsiei. The head was sent to Sultan Muhammad, who put it in a stake to give an example of what is happening to those who oppose the Ottomans. The priests from Snagov Monastery allegedly found his body and hid it, secretly burying it in secret in the monastery.