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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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Cotroceni National Museum

I have been living in Bucharest for 8 years, yet it was only this week that I decided to visit the Cotroceni National Museum and I am very glad I did. Somehow, I was always very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have been living in Bucharest for 8 years, yet it was only this week that I decided to visit the Cotroceni National Museum and I am very glad I did. Somehow, I was always very curious of what kind of palace could there be in the heart of Bucharest, yet so well hidden by thick fences and luxorious vegetation.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Reservation is necessary and the best time to visit is early in the morning. The Knowledge of the English guide is good. But it is the building itself which is stunning. The élégance of the interiors and mixture of the different styles is really remarkable. Warmly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Whenever you go there, they require passport or identification card. I wasn't satisfied with the fact that they checked inside my purse by breaking into my privacy! They also do not let to take photos. Nonetheless, I enjoyed my visit to that museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Interesting place, though I wouldn't call it a 'palace'. if you are lucky and your guide is good, you find lots of interesting things.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great museum inside, with a lot of nice items on display. Guided tours throughout the museum with great guides who will kindly answer any question you have. The Cotroceni Palace is where the president does his thing, kind of like the White House, thus, strict security policies are applied, as the rules of entering the museum are kind of airport-like.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A simply wonderful Palace, take the tour and be prepared to be amazed, with impressive interior which was restored to marvellous effect. It will have you wondering what will be next, as each room is in a totally different style, pick you're favourite.. Don't miss the church and gardens, simply divine in the gorgeous May sunlight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

liked it all an amazing big Building, well planned and situated more like a Castle and nkice Gardens

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

the Cotroceni Palace Museum is a special historical place where you feel the weight of the history on your shoulders. Who visit Bucharest must see this incredible building and the visitor of Romania must see the Peles Castle from Sinaia .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went to the office at the front gate to make a tour reservation. The palace is the office of the president so you can't go walking around yourself without being part of an organized tour. It was very interesting, beautiful, and of great historic importance to Romania. Located in an upscale area of Bucharest, it's well worth a visit.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

You can only have guided tours here, because it is in the complex that houses the Presidency of Romania as well, but that's a big plus, because seeing it without knowing all the details is missing at least half the interest of the visit. Also, you'll go through a security check and have to leave an ID at the gate,... More 

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