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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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The Presidential Palace

In 1679 Serban Cantacuzino, the Prince of wallachia built a monastery on Cotroceni Hill of Bucharest. The building was finished by Constantin Brâncoveanu. In 1862 Alexandru Ioan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 1679 Serban Cantacuzino, the Prince of wallachia built a monastery on Cotroceni Hill of Bucharest. The building was finished by Constantin Brâncoveanu. In 1862 Alexandru Ioan Cuza, the Prince of Romania (the country resulting from the union of Moldavia and Wallachia from 1859) established here his summer residence and later King Carol I built a palace (a real masterpiece... More 

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Thank Mihai P
Malta
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we found the palace closed even though the website said it was open on the day. It seems the website is not so up to date. Very disappointing.

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Favourite thing we did in Bucharest. Amazing building and an amazing guide. As is common here you had to pay to take photos inside. We didn't pay but someone on our tour did and then got told they weren't allowed to take pics in 1/2 the rooms. Other than that it is a must do while in the city.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

very nice courtyard. Very interesting architecture with influence from different places in Europe. The different rooms decorated either in french style, tudor style, german or romanian style makes a do a little tour of old europe. shame you cannot take pictures, as part of it is the president building

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Apeldoorn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

You can only enter here when you pre-book a tour.. it's a interesting palace to visit and the guide certainly knows a lot about the history of the building and the people who lived in it. At 27 lei this is one of the more expensive museums to visit but certainly worth it.

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Gdansk, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Still an administrative building, open to public but you need to book in advence and beware of security measures (an ID needed), no photo allowed unless you pay extra. Anyway, worth seeing for the architecture and the interior design

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

This is the place to learn about Romanian royalty, history preceding the communist era. Beautiful palace in a lovely garden, perfect oasis of fresh air in the summer months, just across from the botanical gardens ( another great place to relax, less crowded than Herastrau park. ) they will ask you for photo id, since the president actually has his... More 

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Piatra Neamt, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Beautiful interiors, nice palace. Be aware that you need ID and and your luggage will be checked by x-ray. You can't take any picture inside. You need to make a appointment and to have a guided group tour, you are not allowed to wander alone inside.

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Thank DanielaS31
Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Very nice place. really must to see. You must make an appointment ti the visit and come with some ID card. Also no pictures are allowed inside

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had to have an appointment to tour this palace. No appointment, no tour. It is very beautiful. We found out that it was attached to the White House for the Romanian President. However, the Romania President does not reside at this location. It was restored to be a hotel, but was never used as such. There is a church... More 

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