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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

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Address: B-dul. Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
Phone Number: 021/221-1200
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well taken care of, you can only go in an organized visit as it is the presidential palace. Lot's of green outside, inside you can only visit part of it but nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

well taken care of, you can only go in an organized visit as it is the presidential palace. Lot's of green outside, inside you can only visit part of it but nice

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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59 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

an important part of the Romanian history can be found in this museum. It's a good way, especially for kids to make an incursion through history with the teachers

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What is being visited is the old, royal wing of the palace. It is very strongly advised that you register in advance for the tour-however if you go to the Curch only this is not applicable. The palace is moderately interesting, none of the original furniture or rugs have been preserved; architecture inside is very French turn of the century

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Ogden, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had a private tour of the palace. It was lesiurely, which gave a chance to look at the paintings, listen to the stories, and admire the carvings. The walnut tables and cabinets were masterly crafted with detail and exquisite workmanship. The guide shared the effects of the earthquake and the restoration. In addition, she shared the history and stories... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Bucharest has its own hills, and these higher altitudes are in the Cotroceni neighbourhood, an area of beautiful houses and lovely greenery, including a Botanical Garden. If the Cotroceni Palace is today the residence of the Romanian President, at its inception was built and occupied by the Royal family. A famous Romanian architect worked for years between the two World... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The palace (the new wing, build in the same style, which is commendable) currently hosts the Presidential Administration. The old wing, that served as residence to some members of Romania's rather short-lived monarchy, is curated as a museum. although small, it's full of architectural and design details that will help you understand their life. The church can be also visited.... More 

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It’s definitely one of the most beautiful places to see in Bucharest. As visits are restricted, it’s worth to book visit in advance, especially if you need a guide in English. I’ve done it by e-mail and I can confirm it works. More information can be found at www.muzeulcotroceni.ro/engleza/vizitare_eng.html Going to the museum, don’t forget to take your ID or... More 

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Because I voted with the new elected president, I wanted to pay him a visit....well...that wasn't quite possible, but I did go to visit the Palace Museum. I was pleasantly impressed with the fact that even though they built a new construction (an additional building, wich today is the president's office), they kept the same architecture, the typical brancoveanu architecture... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

"The royal palace has an old history. The Palace was a residence of many Romanian rulers. Since 1983 until 1947 the Palace was a residence of Kings of Romania. Now, is the residence of the President of Romania.The architectural style "Brâncovenesc style" is evolved during the administration of Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu sec.XVII-XVIII. In the same style were edified many buildings... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've spent a LOT of time in this museum - it's one of the most beautiful and best-restored in the country, run by a strict staff for whom it is clearly a labor of love. Absolutely worth a visit.

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