Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni), Bucharest

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Explore the collections of plastic and decorative arts, numismatics, and medals at Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni). King Carol I of Romania commissioned a classical Venetian-style palace in 1888. The north wing, which houses the presidential residence, was added later. The older part of the palace is home to the National Museum. The museum shop sells postcards, guides, brochures, religious icons, glass objects, ceramics, and textiles by renowned artists. While at the palace, hop over to the church of the former monastery, which was destroyed by the orders of Nicolae Ceauşescu in 1984. You will need a valid ID to enter the museum. The rest of the palace is only open to visitors once a year, when the president decides to do so. See Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni) and all Bucharest has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bucharest travel planner.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • Elegant building constructed in the enclosure of the Cotroceni monastery, whose name means place for shelter. Countless are the transformations that have marked the architecture over time. Great character of representativeness with stairways and wide openings of tunnels. Tasteful flower lounge, the Salon of the welcome, the Oriental lounge and that Norwegian. How can we forget the 4 kings who have come and gone. Carlo 1 1 important safe but Ferdinand and Maria. It is mandatory to book to make sure the Guide. Price 50 lei
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