“Snagov Lake and its surroundings is a safe haven of love, in this endless stretch of the Danube, in which the Bucharest born-and-bred lose themselves…as though they find themselves in a desert. Panait Instrati, “The Maiden from Snagov”
Snagov is home to unparalleled natural beauty, a natural reserve bustling full of endagered flora and fauna. Built around the Snagov Monastery, the villages are entertwined with the local lake and forest.The name “Snagov” is of Slavic descent and comes from the word “sneg”, a Bulgarian pronoun that translates into “snow”. The first written documentation of Snagov dates back to 1408 in a document belonging to Mircea cel Batran, Voievode of Wallachia.
You can lose yourself in the area’s surrounding beauty. Spend a whole day in the heart of nature and take a boat ride to feel the cold breeze on your cheek. For those who like to work up a sweat – say no more! Take a mountain bike and make your way through the endless Snagov Forest. Relax, unwind, reboot.
One of the main attractions of the area is the Snagov Palace, built in the early 1930’s. Its architecture draws from a number of sketches by Barbu Delavrancea’s daughter, originally intended for Prince Nicolae of Romania. The palace has since served as Prince Nicolae’s summer retreat, as well as an important meeting point for politicans, writers and artists. During the 1980’s, under Communist reign, the palace was enlarged to such an extent that the only remaining original building can be found surrounding the main entrance, hallway and staircase.
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Snagov Lake Suites
#9A Sitarului Street, Gruiu Commune, Silistea Snagovului Village, Ilfov County
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