Cotroceni Palace is part of the Cotroceni National Museum, an institution specialized for presentation of medieval and modern history of the palace and the evolution and transformation over time. Over three centuries, a long line of outstanding personalities made decisions and ruled Romania from here, starting with the founder of the palace,the rich ruler Serban Cantacuzino, Constantin Brancoveanu, Nicholas and Constantine Mavrocordat, Alexander Ypsilanti, Gheorghe Constantin Hangerli, Alexander Moruzi, Barbu Stirbei, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Carol I and Ferdinand I. Currently all Cotroceni has architectural design and artistic composition clear. The core construction is the high monastery by Serban Cantacuzino in the late seventeenth century, an exceptional piece of Romanian medieval art and architecture.
It has undergone many changes over the three centuries of existence, some remarkable design and proportions, some being totally inadequate. But they have not affected the initial building design, structure and expression was maintained overall volumes. Dedicated spaces inside of the museum architecture, the buildings that comprised Cotroceni is perceived as a conglomerate style, the first leading to a slight confusion, by putting together or overlapping functional and aesthetic surgery remodeling. To this day, the specific construction works are the original monastery (the late eighteenth century) and the Royal Palace (late nineteenth century and early twentieth century), as the recent restoration and the expansion of the whole ensemble.
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Located on the river Dymbovitsa, Bucharest is situated in the south-eastern Romania.
The surroundings of the city are unusually picturesque.
In addition to the rivers, the capital of Romania is in the northern part of the frames of the chain of lakes and in the center of the city there is an artificial lake Cismigiu.
It is surrounded by manicured parks and gardens.
Interestingly, Bucharest, like Rome, is built on seven hills.
Probably because of the hills, the altitude area of Bucharest, which is about 226 km, ranges from 55.
8 to 91.
The capital of Romania is home to more than 2 million inhabitants and 9% of all are Romanians.
Before the Second World War the city was built in the style of bozar as its boulevards reminded Paris.
If is Bucharest a modern city, let its residents and tourists decide, but the fact that the architecture of this city is beautiful and unique is an indisputable fact.
In Bucharest there are a lot of interesting sights and only some of the most famous will be described here.
A popular tourist destination is the set of the Prince's Palace (Curtea Domneasca).
This is the old center of Bucharest, you can see the oldest building in Bucharest and the princely church.
Generally, in Bucharest, you can see the whole chain of Orthodox churches of the XVII-XVIII centuries, each in its own way beautiful.
Among the monuments and statues that adorn the city, the most famous equestrian statue of Michael the Brave and the governor Mioritsa Fountain, tells the touching legend of the same lamb.
Having been in Romania, do not forget to visit the Palace and the Palace of the Parliament Kretulesku, as well as the Romanian Athenaeum , in a building where the Philharmonic is now.
The most famous theater in Bucharest is the National Theatre, comedy, opera and ballet.
The most popular Romanian museums, of course, are located in Bucharest.
This is the Museum of Art, the Museum of the village, the largest museum in the world and the Museum of History of Romania.
Bucharest can be beautiful and attractive to visit if you know its true treasures.
Ignore congestion and you will find a cosmopolitan city, with numerous museums, beautiful buildings, luxury shops and parks filled with greenery.