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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

Bulevard Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
+40 21 221 1200
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Bulevard Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
+40 21 221 1200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely grounds and the Palace itself is beautiful. The guided tour is very informative and our guide was most knowledgeable.

Thank JohnRyan724
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today it is the residence of the president, but it was in the past the residence of the royal family. During communist times it served in different roles. The building is beautiful and very interesting

Thank danbenjoseph
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Palace is the residence of the President, but many parts are open as part of the Cotroceni National Museum which reflects the history of Medieval and Modern Cotroceni. The Palace was founded over 300 years ago by Prince Serban Cantacuzino. The Palace has many...More

Thank Rex06
Reviewed 18 September 2017

While in Bucharest I visited a few ‘palaces’ and I’d prioritise them 1. Palatul Cotroceni; 2. Palatul Primaverii (Ceaucescu’s former residence); then 3. Palatul Parliament. You must make a reservation ahead of time for Cotroceni Palace and take your original passport or official ID when...More

Thank mark_SydNSW
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is must see when you visit Bucharest. This Palace/Museum has a very nice story to tell and you will discover an interesting piece of Romanian history here. Here is the official office of the President of Romania also.

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This visit was outstanding. I made my reservations online, got scheduled for the day I asked for. The visit started on time and our guide Adrian did an outstanding job. We could not have asked for a better guide for our 100 minute tour. I...More

Thank novamom2001
Reviewed 25 May 2017

There is a very interesting museum that can be visited only by appointment. English speaking guide very good with extended knowledge on art and history.

Thank Rodica Z
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The Cotroceni Palace is a must place to visit in Bucharest. Not too fat from the centre of Bucharest.

Thank Florian N
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

A very interesting place to see in Bucharest, far from the offbeat stream. Quiet, solemn and full of histories.

Thank Raul P
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We did this tour the same day we drove to and back from Targoviste and toured the former home of Ceausescu. It was a full day but a great day all around. The guide we had was a young and spunky Romanian girl with very...More

1  Thank Kay M
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22 July 2017|
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Response from Rodica Z | Reviewed this property |
You cannot park just in front of the entrance you should park either near the botanic garden (downhill) or upper hill near the Lion statue.
Mariana S
14 June 2017|
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Response from Rodica Z | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be best to take the full tour. The cellars are also worthwhile to visit... and the guides are very competent
18 October 2016|
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Response from carmen u | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can visit the Museum only by appointments. Appointmentsare made at least with 2 days before. And they will confirm by phone or email. Telephone: 021-3173107