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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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  • Looks nice from the outside but no one tells you that you can only visit by appointment and if you get a taxi and turn up the two very nice security guards turn you away and give you a phone number to...  more »
  • We visited the Cotroceni Museum, guided tour, very nice, interesting things to see on the history of the Romania and the opening of that country to l Europe
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  • Hardly 1 hour tour ...only with reservation !!!!!! [ in my group we were 5 people !!!! ] photos only if you pay.....[ different amount for cell phones and cameras.....]...nothing special.... p.s. also...  more »