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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
"guided tour"
in 10 reviews
"summer residence"
in 2 reviews
"french architect"
in 4 reviews
"take photos"
in 8 reviews
"romanian royal family"
in 2 reviews
"english speaking guide"
in 2 reviews
"complete tour"
in 2 reviews
"id card"
in 2 reviews
"interesting information"
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"interesting place"
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"rainy day"
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"communist regime"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live just a couple of bus stations away. It was called Palatul Pionerilor in the days of the Communist. Since I am not much interested in the interior of the buildings I spent time going around in the gardens. Near by is...More

Thank Dudy D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit requires an appointment, and the fee for a complete tour is not cheap by Bucharest standards, but the time and money are worth it. The guided tour provides a good history lesson and some inside stories. The rooms are splendid and diverse in...More

Thank VinDivan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since 1991, the historical body of the palace has been opened to visitors, becoming the Cotroceni Museum. In 2009, after extensive restoration work, the Cotroceni church was also included in the museum route.

Thank ecateluta
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This place has all the style and grandeur of a faux-19th century hotel. It looks cheap inside. The guards are unfriendly and the ticketing system unnecessarily difficult. Go to Peles Castle in Sinaia.

Thank rodasta
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This palace requires an advanced reservation. The tour is very well done and not rushed and the rooms of the palace are varied and beautiful. I think this may be one of the best places to spend time during a visit to Bucharest.

1  Thank James M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

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 2 April 2018

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

1  Thank Andreas K
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 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 30 March 2018

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 27 March 2018

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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Maryam R
4 March 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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GardeningFanatic
22 July 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
14 June 2017|
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Response from Ken M | Reviewed this property |
... from memory - yes ... check their webpage ...
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