|Architectural style||Brâncovenesc style|
|Town or city||Bucharest|
|Design and construction|
(the northern wing)
(the new wing)
Şerban Cantacuzino built the Cotroceni Monastery on Cotroceni Hill in 1679. A royal palace was added in 1888 by King Carol I of Romania. It was designed by French architect Paul Gottereau in the Neo-Brâncovenesc style.
In 1977, Nicolae Ceauşescu made the palace a guest house. He had the historic church of Cantacuzino demolished in 1985.
Since 1991, Cotroceni Palace has been the residence of the Romanian President. The National Cotroceni Museum is located in one wing of the palace open to the public.
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