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Hotel Snagov

Hotel Mirage Snagov
Hotel Mirage Snagov
Hotel Mirage Snagov 4 stars Ilfov, Snagov

Mirage Snagov**** hotel  is located in a green oasis. Tourists staying in this accommodation unit can enjoy an absolutely gorgeous view of Snagov Lake. It is a place for relaxation, to... More details



Description of the destination Snagov

Snagov is a locality in Ilfov County, which is located about 40 km from Bucharest.

The foundation of Snagov is closely tied to the construction Snagov Monastery, on the island of the north of the lake. It is not excluded that on the place of this unknown voivodeship would be another even more ancient, because traces of habitation from Snagov Isle date from ancient times, demonstrating an impressive continuity of life. Thus, excavations carried out in the northern area of the island revealed tools and pots from the Bronze Age and Iron Age: graves, silver dinars of the Roman Republic, Byzantine coins from the tenth century, were the definite proof of an uninterrupted life for thousands of years in these parts.

The first documents about the villages of Snagov belong to the XV century.

Snagov is composed of 5 villages: Snagov, Ghermanesti, Ciofliceni, Vlădiceasca and Tancabesti.

The number of stable population, according to statistical data, on 18/03/2002, was 6054 inhabitants.

Snagov is twinned with the town of Sarkad in Hungary and has close collaborative links with this city.

In the subsoil of the village there is an important deposit of thermal water with therapeutic properties. For exploitation of this wealth, 2 wells were executed. Enhancement and operation of the thermal waters were ceased for lack of funds.

Snagov Lake, on the banks of which are located the components village of Snagov, is elongated, very tortuous, with many coves, a length of 16.5 kilometers, maximum width of 400 m, maximum depth 9 m, a volume of 17, 3 million cubic meters and the area is 780 ha of which 650 ha water surface and the remaining reed.

It is the largest and most important lake in the Romanian Plain, with a rich fauna, fish (catfish, carp, pike, bream, perch, etc.) and some rare species of Ponto-Caspian relicts and interesting elements of aquatic flora, among which white water lily and lily Indian (introduced by humans).

Snagov Lake is part of the reservation of Snagov Complex. Currently there are included in the protected areas 100 hectares of Snagov Lake and 10 hectares of former Codru Vlasiei forest. In Snagov Park area there is a scientific reservation to protect the beech trees.

Around the lake grow large forests of oak, hornbeam, linden, ash, elm, and the fauna is very diversified predominantly cervids, wild boar, birds and animals of the forest.

Snagov Monastery is an important historical and feudal art monument of the Romanian Country, found on the island situated in the northern part of Lake Snagov. The monastery is probably one of the foundations of the late reign of Mircea cel Batran; it was first documentary mentioned in 1408. It was rebuilt several times by other rulers, among which we can mention Vlad Tepes and Mircea Ciobanu.

It appears that the monastery had become famous after the alleged burial of Vlad Tepes inside it.

The monastery was, during its long active history, an important monastic center and also of culture, as Prince Constantin Brancoveanu established here one of its best typographies. Among others, the typography was managed by the scholar Antim Iviranul, who printed, for the first with movable letters, the first books in Romanian with Latin characters. Among other things, Snagov Monastery sheltered special material and cultural values, simultaneously running as a museum and as a bank.

Due to its strategic position, outstanding, built on an island, on a lake located in the middle of a huge forest, Codrul Vlasiei, Snagov Monastery often functioned as a refuge and exile. For example, after the 1848 Revolution of the Romanian Country, the heads revolution led by Nicolae Balcescu have found refuge in Snagov Monastery.

The bridge built of oak beams, which connect the island to the shore of the lake, was burned during the Revolution of 1821, and never rebuilt.

Silistea Snagovului is a village in Ilfov County. In the church of the cemetery in Silistea Snagovului (it is assumed that this is the church of the monastery of nuns in Turbati, which has specific architectural features of the Romanian - Bulgarian Empire of the XII-XIII centuries) are painted the following founders: Rafail V, Matei Basarab with Domnita holding in their hands the church.

Snagov Forest is one of the last clusters of the famous forest of Codrii Vlasiei.

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