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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

B-dul. Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
021/221-1200
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Ranked #21 of 90 attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Government Buildings, Museums
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English first
Bucharest
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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NYC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We took a tour in English and the guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the place. The castle is pretty and the tour takes you to several rooms in both floors. The furniture looks great and most of them are originals (i'm not sure). Photos are not allowed in all rooms, just in a few. After the visit... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Cotroceni Monastery was build by Serban Cantacuzino in 1679 and in 1888, french architect Paul Gottereau created the Royal Palace for King Carol I. Since 1991, Cotroceni Palace is the residence of the Romanian President

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Bucharest, Romania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I was amazed by the beauty of this palace. It's a real gem, superbly decorated and very well preserved. There are many beautiful rooms to visit, and the guide gives very useful information on all the objects in the rooms, and of course, additional information, if you're interested. Personally, I would have liked to stay a little longer in each... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Actually the Presidential Palace of the Romanian Republic is an old castel of the Romanian Dynasty. The building is 65% rebuild because of the earthquacke and the fire in 70'. Nice rooms. I recommand it to all who visit Romania.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a very comprehensive tour of a well restored palace that was destroyed in an earthquake and rebuilt. The rooms are exact reproductions of the originals. Our tour guide was a University history student and when we completed the tour we felt that we knew quite a bit more about the history of Bucharest right up the the Revolution.... More

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Sibiu, Romania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

it is the official residence of the president and it has a wing that you can visit, if you are in town it is worth stopping by

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romania
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204 reviews 204 reviews
80 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This building was designed to become the royal palace of Romania, but in the communist age served as a gathering place for children. Now it's the Presidential Palace, but keeps some parts open for visitors, including parts of the garden.

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Bucharest, Romania
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is a huge palace which hosts the Romanian Parliament, as well as art galleries and collections. Halls are huge and the views from the balconies cover all Bucharest. You should try it!

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