Cotroceni palace museum – Bucharest
(Palatul muzeu Cotroceni – Bucuresti)
In 1679, Serban Cantacuzino built a monastery on the Cotroceni hill. His work was continued by Constantin Brancoveanu, who often arrived at the monastery. In 1862, Alexandru Ioan Cuza decided to use the monastery Cotroceni as a princely summer residence.
In 1893, a palace was built next to the monastery by Carol I – which served as residence of the Romanian royal family until 1939.
After 1989, the Palace became the official residence of the President of Romania.
Part of the palace turned into a museum, and both the museum and church are open to the public. Throughout the years, the palace and church have suffered some changes from the original construction.
Official website www.muzeulcotroceni.ro
Since the english version is not finalized – visiting hours for tourists from Tuesday to Sunday between 9:30 – 17:30. Prior to visit call 021.317.31.07 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket costs from 27 RON per person. Additional taxes for photo or film.