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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

B-dul. Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
021/221-1200
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Ranked #22 of 114 Attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Museums
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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
93 helpful votes 93 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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350 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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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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Caesarea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Palatul Cotroceni is situated in a nice park, together with the presidential residence. The palace is packed with memorabilia from the monarchy period in Romania, probably the most positive period in the turbulent Romanian history. A very knowledgeable lady guide provided in perfect English full details of the life at the palace and interesting details on each and every room... More

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