Snagov Monastery


The Snagov Monastery is located on an island and it can be reached through a bridge located on the left bank of the lake in Siliştea Snagovului village. It can be visited all year round.

Entrance fee: Yes.


The Snagov Monastery has a 600 years old history. Located on an island in the northern part of the Snagov Lake it has been both a refuge for some of the Wallachian rulers and a prison.

Built in the Byzantine style with Romanian decorative elements, the church still possesses some of the frescoes from the 15th century.

According to one legend the body of Vlad the Impaler is buried in the church. Coincidently there was a body found  buried in the church that seemed to belong to a person of higher status. The historical documents confirm that the belfry dates from Vlad the Impaler’s time.

Did you know?

At the monastery, there was also a printing house, founded by Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu, where the first Latin letter books in Romanian were printed.

Conservation facts

The church’s state of conservation is good, but the construction of the bridge and its future transformation of an automobile bridge would bring serious damage to the ecosystem.