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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

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Address: B-dul. Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
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+40 21 221 1200
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spend a couple of hours with the memory of the late romanian monarchy

an eclectic palace with nice architecture and furniture/ personal objects that reminds of the some of the Romanian kings and queens. the erudite and exhaustive explanations of our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
bernard v
Ashkelon, Israel
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Ashkelon, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

an eclectic palace with nice architecture and furniture/ personal objects that reminds of the some of the Romanian kings and queens. the erudite and exhaustive explanations of our guide ( Mrs. Ioana Stroenescu, history teacher- maybe the others are the same ) was the best. you need reservation, at least a day ahead and be sure to have a valid... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To visit the museum you must have made a reservation. Reservation will be confirmed by phone. Note, however, that the tours vary from day to day. We made a reservation fully guided tour in Romanian for a Sunday day, reservation confirmed as we wish, but the tour was short, only the museum, because the church can not be visited on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

#1 Travel Destination in Bucharest for any Royalista... informed tour guides, fantastic interiors, rich in history-- carefully restored--

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

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 advance, and the easiest way is to search their website and send an email. I got a response quickly and everything went... More 

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Hinterbruhl, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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, which are beautiful and then you have a guided tour. There are lots of rooms in completely different styles - German,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Call in advance to book a visit, it is better. You need ID because it is the Presidential Office. It is a very nice Palace to visit, but unfortunatelly not promoted!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 book a tour. No one answers this phone number. THIS IS NOT IN THE GUIDEBOOKS. Fortunately there is... More 

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Lamia, Greece
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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 you have to give your passport to the security as long as you are there..... p.s. 2 . 10 minutes away is the Cotroceni mall...better go there....especially... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Cotroceni Palace is the seat of the President of Romania. Located in Bucharest, Boulevard Geniului. A part of the palace is open to public in 1991, when the Cotroceni National Museum was inaugurated. The building is built By Serban Cantacuzino in 1678, then, during the reign of Barbu Dimitrie Stirbei the place is renovated and modernized and is build the... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Romanian Presidential Residence, is a beautiful palace with large rooms, rare furniture and a impresive architecture.

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