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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

B-dul. Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
021/221-1200
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Ranked #15 of 88 Attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Museums, Cultural
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Like the big parliament, this building is worth a visit. It's all beautiful, but since it's hardly used, money cab better be spent to build up the Romanion economy, including tourism. There's an enormous potential to be brought to surface.

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Timisoara, Timis, Romania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The guide is very knowledgeable, we have also discussed collateral history and it was a very interesting experience. The area witnessed Romanian history for more than 300 years, so this is a unique chance to understand the local history.

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Vienna, Austria
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112 reviews 112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A must see, albeit for the reason that it is a very oppresive sighn of delusionary grandeur. It seems to have fallen out of the sky and it is very disconnected from any reality of the surrounding city. A dream or a nightmare in marble and all costly materials one can think of, but an aesthetic disaster.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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349 attraction reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were here on business and guests at an official dinner. The Palace is elegant with an interesting history.

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The palace is amazing! Gorgeous and full of history! It's like a little Peles Castle :) The guide is well prepared and there are tours available in several languages!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a tour in english and i have to say that this was one of the most beautifull palaces we were in.

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Bucharest, Romania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Afeter seeing a lot of museums worldwide, this is something that should receive many stars. It is full of history. Eventhough it is the administrative residence for the President of Romania, you can see the visiting part. It is worh your time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Cotroceni Palace now comprises the presidential offices, a small church and a museum. It is the museum that is a hidden gem in Bucuresti. Once, the entire complex was home to the royal family of Romania and lay on the outskirts of the city. Now, the former apartments of the royal family are open to visitors and I recommend... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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187 reviews 187 reviews
155 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

It's the residence, palace of Romania's president. It's an impressive building, that kind of hystoric monument that you must visit when you come in Bucharest. I wouldn't say I would go back but it was very interesting, I liked it.

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