The Snagov area has a major importance for the history and culture of the country, considering that:

  • there are archaeological sites and testimonies – which prove the habitation of the area since over 4000 years, a fact that confirms the existence of a positive energy of the place and which has spread over time to the present day;
  • It is a cultural and religious center: in the area there are 3 monasteries of cultural and architectural value: Snagov, Căldăruşani and Ţigăneşti monasteries;
  • The Snagov area is linked to the names of numerous personalities of Romania’s history, culture and sports life:
  1. Historical personalities: from Vlad Tepes (whose tomb is supposed to be at Snagov Monastery), to Prince Nicholas (the founder of Snagov Palace), King Charles II and King Michael, then the Ceausescu family (who had the Snagov Palace as a summer residence). Even today many personalities of the Romanian political scene have their residence in Snagov;
  2. Scholars: from Antim Ivireanu (who printed in Snagov books that were distributed around the world), Alexandru Odobescu, Panait Istrati, Mihail Sadoveanu and others (who chose Snagov as a place of relaxation and inspiration for their creations: “A Few Hours at Snagov “,” The Lady of Snagov “,” The Serpent Wizard “;
  3. Top athletes of Romania: Ivan Patzaichin, Elisabeta Lipa, Sanda Toma, Nadia Comăneci: who lived and trained at Snagov.

On the site of the current location of the center, to the east of the village of Ciofliceni, on the lake shore, in Snagov commune, Ilfov County, towards Orzar valley to the east and Lake Snagov to the north, several human settlements, Bronze Age ceramic objects, pits and Hallstatt dwellings were discovered.

These are dwellings of farmers who occupied the same terrace on the shore of Lake Snagov, almost 2000 years earlier.

Thus we have the certainty of a continuous inhabitance since the Bronze Age, 2500-3000 years ago, the people of the small community living here in huts built of wood and clay, covered with reeds. The food was housed in pits dug out into the ground. Their occupations were animal husbandry, plant cultivation, hunting.

Later (900 years ago, the early medieval age – the migration age), another community of people founded another village, having similar occupations. The dwellings are typical of this period, of quadrilateral form, with considerable dimensions, provided with hearths (heating installations). Most of the archaeological finds belong to the daily usage ceramicware.