top of page


Updated: Jan 24, 2022

Cotroceni Neighborhood is one of the oldest, most elegant and bohemian areas of Bucharest.

In the 17th century, the current Cotroceni was a vast forest, which stretched to the Dambovița River, a forest that was the hiding place of the robbers of the time.

Later, in 1679, Serban Cantacuzino built a monastery complex here (composed of a church, abbot's houses, cells and royal houses), at the edge of which an inn was built. During the time of A.I. Cuza, this ensemble became the prince's summer residence, so that later King Carol I would demolish the royal houses and build the Cotroceni Palace instead.

The palace will be restored in 1977, following the earthquake of that year, and in the 1980s, the communist regime demolished the old church, which was rebuilt after 1990.

The Cotroceni Neighborhood experienced a large development in the interwar period, when most of the houses in the area were built, and among its notable inhabitants were: Ion Barbu, Ion Minulescu, Carol Davila, Eugen Lovinescu.

It remains one of the few neighborhoods that survived almost intact the communist systematization, and among its attractions are not only the chic houses, but also the Cotroceni National Museum, Botanical Garden, Cotroceni Palace, St. Eleftherius Old Church or the memorial houses of Ion Barbu and Ion Minulescu.

If you want to see what this neighborhood looks like today, but also the traces left by history on it, from the chic villas, with a special architecture, to the romantic streets, sign up for one of the tours of the Cotroceni District. The tours will have a guide, last an hour and a half and will show you this part of Bucharest from a new perspective. Take your friends or family and choose a different socialization.

Choose the date you want to participate in and register now.

You're welcome!


bottom of page