An oasis of serenity near Bucharest

Classiq-Mogosoaia Palace

A few weeks ago one of my readers, from France, who is planning to visit Romania, sent me an email to ask me about places to see in Bucharest and Transylvania. I happily wrote her a detailed list with my heartfelt recommendations and I thought I should transform one of my suggestions into a blog post and share it with my other readers as well. I know there are many of you who enjoy these insights.

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Mogoșoaia Palace is situated about ten kilometers from Bucharest. It was built between 1698-1702 by Constantin Brâncoveanu in what is called the Romanian Renaissance style or Brâncovenesc style. Situated by a lake (as palaces built during the Brâncoveanu epoque usually were), the palace grounds and gardens are an oasis of serenity.

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Walking the beautiful, vast domain, or simply lying in the grass and enjoying the view will fill you with a calming energy and you will feel like you have stepped in a different time. Drinks at the restaurant are required, too, to take in the atmosphere and to freshen up, especially if you are visiting in summer. Mogoșoaia Palace is a popular touristic destination and the place becomes crowded during weekends, when they sometimes organize picnics on the premises, so I would suggest a visit during the week days, if you want to capture its true, unique ambiance.

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photos by me

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