Cotroceni Palace

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Cotroceni Palace
Palatul Cotroceni
Cotroceni Palace Garden - Bucharest 07.jpg
General information
Architectural style Brâncovenesc style
Town or city Bucharest
Country  Romania
Construction started 1888
Design and construction
Architect Paul Gottereau
Grigore Cerchez
(the northern wing)

Nicolae Vlădescu
(the new wing)

Cotroceni Palace is located at Bulevardul Geniului, nr. 1, in Bucharest, Romania. The palace houses the present day offices of the President of Romania and the National Cotroceni Museum.


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.

Present day[edit]

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.

Coordinates: 44°26′02.79″N 26°03′42.01″E / 44.4341083°N 26.0616694°E / 44.4341083; 26.0616694

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