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Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

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Address: Bulevard Geniului 1, Bucharest 060116, Romania
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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 houses. The guide was excellent. Well worth a visit as she also gave information on Romania's history.

Thank B T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 museum ... Make sure you take your passport with you as this is held by the security while you... More 

1 Thank Ken M
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This palace is so worth it! it's beautiful and the historical aspect is so interesting. It's perfect for a rainy day or a day that's to hot!

Thank Abistrate
Ashkelon, Israel
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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109 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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 

Thank Tufus92
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

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

Thank W Core S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Mark16
Hinterbruhl, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Sissy55
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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!

Thank Roxana c
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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