PALACES IN BUCHAREST

Time: 8 hours (one day)
Included objectives: the Cotroceni Palace, the Sutu Palace, the Royal Palace and the Mogosoaia Palace.
Departure: 9.45 a.m. from your hotel

This one day program will familiarize you with the architecture and the specific furniture of Bucharest palaces and will introduce you in the medieval atmosphere of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Suțu Palace is a gorgeous residence of Suțu descendents, erected in 1833 by the architects Johan Veit and Konrad Schwink. Built in a neo-gothic style with 4 polygonal towers, placed 2 by 2 on the northern and eastern sides, the Sutu Palace is remarkable for the interior wideness created by a dome similar with that in the Golești mansion. Nowadays, it houses the Art and History Museum of Bucharest. The Royal Palace – the High Steward Dinicu Golescu’s house was erected between 1812-1815.

Royal Palace Mogoșoaia Palace

Later, it was the residence of Al. I. Cuza, the first prince of the United Principalities and of the King Carol I of Romania. Beginning with 1882 this building was modified and enlarged, receiving the name of Royal Palace. Nowadays, the Royal Palace houses art galleries, containing collections and exhibitions of Romanian and foreign artists.

The Mogoșoaia Palace, built in 1702 by Constantin Brincoveanu for his son, Stefan, is the only palace of the Romanian prince that remained as a whole in the course of centuries. It is decorated with elements of Italian Renaissance style.

Services included (standard):
Transport by air-conditioned car / minivan
English speaking guide/driver

Services NOT included:
Entrance fees to museums
Lunch