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  3. Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

Bucharest: Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery Tour

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Discover Bucharest, a charming city full of contrasting imposing French-style palaces alongside Communist era buildings and glass office towers. Throughout this tour you will also explore the city's surrounding area.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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  • Discover Bucharest's Old Town and Village Museum and hear the history of the Palace of Parliament
  • Explore the surroundings of Bucharest
  • Visit Mogosoaia Palace, built in a Brancovan style
  • Marvel at the old frescoes of the Snagov Monastery
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You'll begin with a stop to Constitution Square to see the outside of the Parliament Building, a majestic monument which is second only to the Pentagon in terms of political-building size. You'll then take a walking tour of the historic center of Bucharest, a completely pedestrian area with the remains of the princely fortress of Vlad the Impaler. From there you will encounter the 16th-century palatine church and the Stavropoleos Church, an architectural jewel of the 18th century.

On the southeastern side of the plateau you will find the former Palace of the Chamber of Deputies (1904), a monumental portico building with a characteristic dome which sheltered the National Assembly before later becoming home to the country’s Parliament. Following that you will visit the Village Museum, founded by a Romanian sociologist and built in 1936 with the collaboration of construction experts, anthropologists, ethnographers, and sociologists from all over Romania.

From there you will head to the Snagov Monastery, a 14th-century monastery located on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake which was transformed by Vlad Dracula into a prison. There you will enjoy the silence away from the hustle of the city and discover the real story about Vlad the Impaler and the legends about Count Dracula.

Following that, discover Mogosoaia Palace, built in 1702 by Constantin Brancoveanu, the last Vallachian prince before Phanariot rule was imposed by the Otoman Empire. The Brancovan style is considered the "first Romanian style”, and is also known as the “Renaissance-Romanian style”.
  • Pickup and drop-off from your centrally located hotel
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation with a modern air-conditioned car/minivan
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees (8 Euro)
  • Photography fees
  • Gratuities for the tour guide/driver
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Product ID: 360045