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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 tour round here in English. You have to book in advance. It lasted just over 2 hours and you got to look round mostly round the old royal palace but also the cellars, the church and the monks ...  more »
  • Entry 40 RON ( or 20 RON pensioner concession ... !!! ). Permit to photograph 5 RON. You need to go onto the Palace website and send off an email requesting a tour of the once royal palace - now a mus...  more »
  • It should be worth. We were there in January with a temperature of minus 12-minus ten and the Palace was closed. You must be lucky and especially book the tour, if you are lucky you can book a guide who speaks your language. From the outside it is all very nice and well maintained, the Presidential Palace is located in a very quiet area where is relaxing stroll. The nearest subway station is called Eroilor.
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