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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

B-dul. Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
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Ranked #18 of 98 attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Museums
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Bucharest, Romania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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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
69 helpful votes 69 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 attraction reviews
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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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New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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