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Address: Bulevard Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
Phone Number: +40 21 221 1200
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Very interesting - eclectic mix of rooms...

You have to book this in advance and on arrival, you check in as for a flight, exchanging your passport for a card and then off you go. You put special covers on your shoes to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hinterbruhl, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to book this in advance and on arrival, you check in as for a flight, exchanging your passport for a card and then off you go. You put special covers on your shoes to protect the carpets, which are beautiful and then you have a guided tour. There are lots of rooms in completely different styles - German,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Call in advance to book a visit, it is better. You need ID because it is the Presidential Office. It is a very nice Palace to visit, but unfortunatelly not promoted!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks nice from the outside but no one tells you that you can only visit by appointment and if you get a taxi and turn up the two very nice security guards turn you away and give you a phone number to book a tour. No one answers this phone number. THIS IS NOT IN THE GUIDEBOOKS. Fortunately there is... More 

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Lamia, Greece
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Hardly 1 hour tour ...only with reservation !!!!!! [ in my group we were 5 people !!!! ] photos only if you pay.....[ different amount for cell phones and cameras.....]...nothing special.... p.s. also you have to give your passport to the security as long as you are there..... p.s. 2 . 10 minutes away is the Cotroceni mall...better go there....especially... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Cotroceni Palace is the seat of the President of Romania. Located in Bucharest, Boulevard Geniului. A part of the palace is open to public in 1991, when the Cotroceni National Museum was inaugurated. The building is built By Serban Cantacuzino in 1678, then, during the reign of Barbu Dimitrie Stirbei the place is renovated and modernized and is build the... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Romanian Presidential Residence, is a beautiful palace with large rooms, rare furniture and a impresive architecture.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Cotroceni palace is the residence for the president of republic. Inside is a small museum . For visit you must to be registred before. It is situated near the bothanical garden .

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

The Cotroceni Palace is a a unique and wonderful attraction in Bucharest. One can get a glimpse into three centuries of Romanian history and art and especially the times of the Romanian kings (from king Carol I to king Michael). The underground rooms in the old building offer on display a collection of old icons and religious objects and on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Even though I am Romanian and I have lived in Bucharest for more than 10 years, I got to visit this place while returning to Romania during a business travel. While all tourists are rushing to check the House of Parliament (which is ok), we chose a different destination and we were amazed. Because it is a hidden gem, there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Three centuries of history embrace the structures and land vibrations of the museum, all interwoven with politics, historical facts, religious and cultural aspects. It started with the founder, Prince Serban Cantacuzino who ruled between 1678-1688 and continued through the times with the imprint of various dignitaries and a long list of personalities. Superb interiors, decorative art and collections. Since this... More 

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