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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

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Address: Bulevard Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
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Cotroceni Palace is the seat of the President of Romania

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... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
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Lamia, Greece
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Reviewed 25 October 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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Reviewed 29 September 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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Reviewed 11 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 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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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 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 

Thank Carmen194
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 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 

Thank PrimeGlobetrotter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 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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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 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 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

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 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

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

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