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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. A visit to Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bucharest vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • I had a private tour in English for this the Royal Palace, totally renovated as used by Romania's royal family, for the grand sum of 10 Lei. They say you have to book an appointment 48 hours in advanc...  more »
  • It is possible to have a guided tour in English with a duration of about 1 hour, and there is no student discount, a good place to visit.
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  • You have to book this in advance and on arrival, you check in as for a flight, exchanging your passport for a card and then off you go. You put special covers on your shoes to protect the carpets, whi...  more »