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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

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Address: Bulevard Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
Phone Number: 021/221-1200
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Tour cost 35 each and you need to make a reservation , make sure you're there 10 minutes early , and you'll need a passport to get through . If you want to take photos inside you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour cost 35 each and you need to make a reservation , make sure you're there 10 minutes early , and you'll need a passport to get through . If you want to take photos inside you have to pay extra , but if you're lucky enough to go onto the balcony you can take picture of the exterior with... More 

Thank Goldlittlefishie
Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked from the subway to this place based on reviews I had read itw as a must see. However when I got to the gates it was all locked up. I was taking a picture through the gates when security arrived and told me no photographs. Eventually he did tell me that the museum was 400m further on, so... More 

1 Thank Daya101
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great step into both old and new, the palace is very nice and you get the chance of a glimpse into Romanian's past. Very nicely decorated rooms, a small representative church, impressive hallways, all-in-all interesting and beautiful.

Thank CristinaDeju
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth a visit. We had the best tour guide. Her excitement and knowledge of the palace made it such a lively tour to be a part of. I only speak broken Romanian but I even I could understand some of what she was saying as was able to have an amazing time. The only concern I had was... More 

Thank TheLittleExpat
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit is in guided tours. We took a tour in English, with a nice knowledgeable guide. An interesting visit, many stories about the history of the place and its inhabitants. Pay attention - MUST make a reservation for the tour, otherwise most chances you won't be able to join.

Thank Bella_S_9
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My husband and I took a tour of the Palace after visiting the Bucharest Botanical Gardens. I am a big fan of Queen Marie of Romania so I was thrilled to go but then a little disappointed. Don't forget to bring ID, especially your passport if you are not Romanian. Parts of the Palace are still used for government business.... More 

Thank AEP77
Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The original palace and church date back to the 16the century, however the Palace we visit is a lot newer. The cellars are from the original palace and definitely with a visit. There are a variety of relics and religious objects from the original church that will help you better understand the history of Romania. The more modern palace was... More 

1 Thank CatalinaPetre
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

A place to visit if you are in Bucharest. This building has a nice history, actually part of it being the working place for the Romanian president. Anyway you'll have the chance to visit part of it seeing nice things. Also Ceausescu decided to work in this Palace.

Thank PetruCostinas1963
Brasov, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Cotroceni Palace was the Royal Palace of the first King of Romania-Charles I. (Carol I) and remained as such until 1947 and from 1949 until 1976 it served as Pioneers Palace ; beginning with the year 1991 it is the siege of the Romanian Presidency and in one part of the palace there is the National Museum of Cotroceni which... More 

1 Thank Ulysses336
Honolulu, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

You must call ahead to reserve a tour time, however a few people wandered in and were. able to join our tour because it was a small group. Price has increased to 40 lei per adult and an addition 5 lei to use your iPhone camera. I believe it said 20 lei to use a conventional camera. The palace is... More 

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