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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  • Beware you make your reservation in advance, otherwise you would have to fight with two or three butsch Romanian taxi drivers, a real nightmare. This is to say, nobody was visiting the Palace, nobody ...  more »
  • You have to book your place for a tour of this palace at least 2 days in advance - not including week-ends. Once you have been given the go ahead you must take your passport on the day and have it rec...  more »
  • remains for me one of the main attractions of the city, during our visit there was a filming Netflix a Christmas Prince the 3rd. The visit is very nice, the perfect guide with immense knowledge, the Palace is superb, strict security rules, passport and compulsory control, to see!
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