Mogosoaia Palace

Since I moved to Bucharest, I have always wanted to visit Mogosoaia Palace, but I don`t know how, but always when I was planning to go, something happened. Even the weather didn`t keep with me. Every time I have the opportunity to go … what to see? Surprise … A torrential rain ruined my plan. So, my happiness was great when I finally spent a whole day there.

The Mogoşoaia complex is a suitable place for all ages, and if you have thoughts such as: “What can I do there?” “I’m sure I’m going to get bored.” Or ..”Surely in an hour I can see everything”…”And what about children ?”, then in this case don`t worry. There are a lot of options: you can relax at a picnic next to your loved ones, walk or rent various bikes. If you want to rent a bike for 4 adults and 2 children, the price is 50 Ron / hour, or if you want a bike for 2 adults, the price is 30Ron / hour.

When I arrived there, the first thing that caught my attention was the tree house. It reminded me of childhood, and as she filled my soul with joy, surely, the children will love it, too. And their excitement will be even greater when they will discover the little amusement park with cars and other interesting things for them.

From historical point of view, it is good to know that the palace was built by Constantin Brâncoveanu, and after being executed in Constantinople with his entire family, it was converted  into an inn.  Rebought by Prince Stefan Cantacuzino, he returned it to Brâncoveanu’s family.  After the death of the last successor of the Brâncoveanu family, the palace remained to his adoptive daughter, Zoe Mavrocordat, who had married with Gheorghe Bibescu. So, the palace remained within Bibescu family and was renovated. Now, the Mogoşoaia Palace shelters the Brâncoveanu Museum of Art that can be visited.

Whether you live in Bucharest, whether you live hundreds of miles from Mogosoaia, is a place worth visiting at least once in your life. If you don`t know, Mogoşoaia Palace is only 15 km away from Bucharest, so it’s very easy to get there not only by car, but also by public transport. If you choose the public transport option, the easiest way is to take the metro to Parc Bazilescu (M4) and then take the 460 bus or minibus. They circulate quite often and the price for a ticket is 2 RON.

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