Discover Ilfov County, Romania – Mogoșoaia Palace Complex, Snagov Monastery, Snagov Natural Reserve, Samurcășești Monastery …
Ilfov county is situated around the Romanian capital, Bucharest.
Tourists can find here several objectives of cultural interest.
– Complex of Mogoșoaia Palace – consists of Mogoșoaia Palace with the courtyard, park, annexes and Bibescu vault .
The palace is built in Brâncoveanu style, a Romanian original style that combines Renaissance and Baroque Oriental elements .
The park is Italian-style with hedges, a lake and greenhouses.
– Ştirbei Estate with Ştirbei Palace includes also the Little Palace, the park, the greenhouses, the family chapel, an access tower , a water tower, Buftea Lake and a forest.
The palace built in 1850 – 1863, was designed in Tudor style, undergoing several modifications.
Palace of Snagov is located in Snagov lakeside in the locality with the same name. It was built in 1930, and completely rebuilt during the communist period. Today the palace is used for protocol purposes of at the state level.
The places of worship:
– Monastery Snagov was documented in 1408. It is built on an island on Lake Snagov in Romanian Byzantine style with decorative elements.
– Monastery Cernica dates back to 1608, the present monastic complex comprising three churches built in the first half of the nineteenth century.
– Monastery Samurcășești located in the locality Ciorogârla is known as the only place of worship for Orthodox from Romania with three altars. More relics of saints are kept in this place.
– Monastery Căldăruşani founded by Matei Basarab in 1638, is set in a impressing landscape on the lakeside with the same name.
Ilfov county has tourist attractions for nature lovers, one of the most interesting being Snagov Nature Reserve. With an area of 100 ha including 10 ha of forest, the reserve hosts over 2500 species of plants and animals, some of them, rare.