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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

B-dul. Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
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Ranked #20 of 109 Attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Museums
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Vienna, Austria
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104 reviews 104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
267 helpful votes 267 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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155 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A place which remind of recent Romanian history, splendid rooms and decorations, the church was recent restaured, being demolished by Ceausescu. The visit need reservation, it is guided and very interesting

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The Palace is beautiful, a wonderful place to view the vestiges of important Romanian history. Tours are available in English and other languages. But be warned: when you enter, you must hand over to the staff a photo ID (driver's license or passport) which they keep while you are on tour. I have no problem with this, as it is... More

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