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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

Bulevard Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
+40 21 221 1200
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Bulevard Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
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+40 21 221 1200
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"presidential residence"
in 6 reviews
"romanian history"
in 14 reviews
"national museum"
in 7 reviews
"photo camera"
in 2 reviews
"queen maria"
in 2 reviews
"french architect"
in 4 reviews
"romanian royal family"
in 2 reviews
"summer residence"
in 2 reviews
"take photos"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 9 reviews
"english speaking guide"
in 2 reviews
"id card"
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"interesting information"
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"rainy day"
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"communist regime"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the museum wasn't hosting visits during our time in marvellous Bucharest. We were told by the pleasant staff this was due to official events taking place. Walking around the decorative boundary wall we got the impression of the size of the estate containing the...More

Thank permia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have arrived at the palace, after booking in advance one day before. The palace does not worth the money at all; it's just a palace, with lots of bedrooms and living rooms. The Palace of the Parliament (which is cheaper) is spectacular, with wonderful...More

Thank Andreas K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you would like to learn about Romanian history you should visit cotroceni palace. It was built as a monastery then king carol changed it to a royal palace. In Ferdinand time it was also expended. Although lots of things had been taken away and...More

Thank banuyollarda
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited and it turned out I was the only one booked for the tour - so I had a private tour. You don't visit the current preseidential offices but you get to see the older part of the palace - which was nice to see.

Thank EricLovesToTravel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the entrance we left our IDs for security reasons, but we found it unfortunate that they dropped them on a table near the exit. We expressed our inefficiency in the best and most friendly way, that the identities are not very secure next to...More

4  Thank chris c
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

A gorgeous castle with a varied history. You will learn a lot about Romanian history. No photos allowed above the first floor which is silly.

1  Thank Diana L
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Great palace which is in Bucharest. This was the summer residence of the Romanian King. You must book a visit from the previous day earliest which is quite uncomfortable. There is a photo fee - 5 lei with mobile/table, 30 lei with Photo camera.

1  Thank Nikolay N
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

This museum is one of the best in Bucharest. The guides are well prepared, very friendly and eager to answer all the questions. The museum exhibits lots of rooms in various architectural styles. If you want something interesting do in the weekend besides the People's...More

2  Thank Vlad V
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

One of the most interesting museums in Bucharest.It was the residence of King Ferdinannd I and his wife,Queen Maria. Now it can be visited in a guided tour(in fact,there are two different tour that you can book:a complete/full tour that lasts for about 100-120 minutes...More

2  Thank zuv
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

After you have finished the visit to the Palace of the Parliament or the shopping to AFI Cotroceni Shopping Center, you can take some time to visit the Cotroceni Palace, one of the best preserved royal palaces in South- Eastern Europe. During the 60 or...More

1  Thank Virgil E
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Maryam R
March 4, 2018|
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Response from zuv | Reviewed this property |
No,Monday the museum is closed. The site has an english version,pay attention.Somewhere in the upper-right part of the home page you have link to the english version. Take care,you have to make a booking at least 24 hours... More
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July 22, 2017|
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Response from Rodica Z | Reviewed this property |
You cannot park just in front of the entrance you should park either near the botanic garden (downhill) or upper hill near the Lion statue.
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Mariana S
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Ken M | Reviewed this property |
... from memory - yes ... check their webpage ...
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