Fodor's Expert Review Palatul Cotroceni

Bucharest Castle/Palace

The Cotroceni, which incorporates French, Romanian, Art Nouveau, and other styles of architecture, was constructed in the late 19th century as the home of Romania's royal family. After a devastating 1977 earthquake, it was rebuilt and now houses the official residence of the Romanian president. The lavish furnishings, art, and personal effects afford a glimpse into the lives of Romania's former royalty. Guides are required (no extra charge) for the one-hour tour, but you must call ahead to reserve a tour. Since the palace is a bit removed from other sights, you might want to take the Metro to the Politehnica station or simply take a taxi.

Castle/Palace Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

1, Geniului bld
Bucharest, Bucuresti  Romania

40-21-317-3107

www.muzeulcotroceni.ro

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 27 RON

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