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Mogosoaia Palace, Mogosoaia

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 140 reviews on the web
Stroll around the lake and through the peaceful gardens of Mogosoaia Palace, a 17th-century palace built in Brâncovenesc style--a combination of Venetian and Ottoman architectural elements. This historical complex, built on land owned by the widow of the Romanian boyar Mogoș, features a watchtower, guesthouse, ice house, princely kitchen, and greenhouse. The palace, with its narrow passes, spiral stairways, and bright and airy rooms, contains a museum of Brâncoveanu-style art. See the reconstructions of period furniture and a number of antique carpets. The garden offers a few picnic spots. Take a look at our Mogosoaia vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Mogosoaia Palace and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • very beautiful Palace and Lake with flowers and Park just gorgeous. ארמון מאוד יפה ומפואר ,אגם עם פרחים בפרק פשוט מהמם
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  • As soon as you enter the building, you realize that this stays behind, because you are closer to historical moments.
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  • The Palace of Mogoșoaia, is a historic building from the early eighteenth century in the city of Mogoșoaia, in Ilfov County, Romania, located about 15 km from the Centre of Bucharest. The complex includes the actual building, its courtyard with the Watchtower, the kitchen and the Church of Saint George, near the walls of the Court. The Palace is named after the widow of Mogos, a Squire who owned the land on which it was built. The Palace of Mogoșoaia was in possession of the Brancovan family for about 120 years, before moving to Bibescu family. The Palace was built by Constantin Brâncoveanu in Romanian Renaissance architectural style or "Brâncovenesc style", a combination of Venetian and Ottoman style, previously used by another Palace built by him in Potlogi. The work was completed on 20 September 1702, according to an inscription on the East side of the building. The start date of construction is unknown, but it is known that the Brancovan family had begun buying land in the area in 1681. After 1714, when Constantin Brâncoveanu was condemned at Constantinople, all family possessions were confiscated by the Ottomans and the Palace was converted into an Inn. It passed into possession then of Prince Ştefan Cantacuzino, returning then to his nephew, Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu. The Brâncoveanu family remained in possession of the building for about 120 years, until the early 19th century. The Palace was destroyed by the Ottoman Empire during the russo-Turkish war of 1768-1774, but was rebuilt during the revolution of 1821, when the last descendant of the Brâncoveanu, Gregory, fled to Brasov. After his death in 1832, the Palace was inherited by the adopted daughter, Zoe Mavrocordat, and through her marriage to Prince George, became part of the possessions of the family Bibescu. The building was renovated between 1860 and 1880 by Nicholas Bibescu, who built the family grave in the grounds of the Castle and the nearby villa Elchingen, where he moved, leaving the mansion uninhabited. Only in 1911 was again used, when Mary-Nicole Darvari sold the Palace to his cousin George Valentin Bibescu, who gave it as a wedding gift to his wife, Martha. The Princess Martha Bibescu, since 1912 rebuilt the Palace, which during the first world war was however other damages as a result of German bombing. During the German occupation of southern Romania, Bucharest and the Princess remained in the capital, taking care of the Hospital Queen Mary and living for a while in the building. Back home after going to London, was accused of collaborating with the Germans. The renovation work resumed after the 1920 and the Palace was again opened in 1927, while some interior work continued until 1935. During the second world war, the Palace was for a few months rent to Switzerland. The Princess left the country, but in September 1945, bequeathed the rights to the Palace to her daughter Valentina and her husband, Demetrius Ghika-comăneşti. In 1949, the Palace was nationalized, Valentina and Dimitrie Ghika-comăneşti were arrested. In 1957, the building was ravaged and looted and stolen art collections. In the same year became the seat of feudal Division of the National Museum of art, restored from 1977. Today the Palace houses the Museum of art "Brâncovanian of Mogoșoaia" and is a major tourist attraction. The main building of the complex is the Palace of Mogoșoaia built by Constantin Brancoveanu, with the splendid apartments on the first floor with balcony on the front and a large outdoor courtyard. The ground floor houses the service rooms, and in the basement there is a cellar. The façade towards the Lake presents a Venetian loggia with three arches. The four towers, the kitchen of ventilation (kitchen Brancovan). The gate and the tower guard the entrance to the courtyard. Both were restored between 1922 and 1930 by Martha Bibescu. The chapel George Bibescu, built in 1880 houses the tombs of Prince Bibescu family, including Michael and George Basarab-Brancoveanu, airmen who died during the second world war. Greenhouses of Mogosoaia were built after 1890 by French architects and are still used for growing flowers and for the laboratory of arts education for children. The Church of Saint George is outside the walls of the Palace, near the Tower entrance. Founded by Constantin Brancoveanu and completed in 1688, houses the tomb of George Valentin Bibescu and votive painting that represents Constantin Brancoveanu and four children.
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  • Nice place to visit. You can get here by maxi taxi from Bucharest metro station "1st mai". Price not ever try to go here by train!
  • A romanian castle with beautiful gardens situated north of Bucharest by a small lake. Really crowded sometimes, but worth visiting just for a walk. There is a restaurant, a wedding venue, and an orthodox church here.
  • A true Romanian Palace, with impressive gardens and a fine wood nearby. However, the restaurant could use a due refresh of their menu.
  • Very nice location , it was one of my favorites but today i faced the worst thing in my life ... in the entire garden is forbidden to make any photos or videos .
  • Visited here on 10.04.2016, I deeply admired its location, architecture and history. Any visitor to Bucharest must visit here🏰👍.
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