Cotroceni

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Cotroceni on the Map of Bucharest

Cotroceni is a neighbourhood in western Bucharest, Romania located around the Cotroceni hill, in Bucharest's Sector 5.

The nearest Metro stations are Eroilor, Academia Militară, and Politehnica.

History[edit]

The Hill of Cotroceni was once covered by the forest of Vlăsia, which covered most of today's Bucharest. Here, in 1679 a monastery was built by Șerban Cantacuzino, later to be transformed into a palace in 1888 by King Carol I. Houses were built in the area near the palace by the royal servants and by high-ranking military personnel. [1] Carol I also build a royal train station named Gara Cotroceni [ro] near the palace. The train station was relocated by the communist regime and was later used for transporting materials for the construction of Casa Poporului.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Important Romanian figures who lived in this neighborhood: Ion Barbu, Nicolae Herlea, Ion Minulescu, Marin Preda, and Liviu Rebreanu.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cotroceni". Ghid.imopedia.ro. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  2. ^ [1] Archived September 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 44°25′58″N 26°04′18″E / 44.43278°N 26.07167°E / 44.43278; 26.07167