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"Great Buildings - Cretulescu Palace" Top 5 Page for this destination Cretulescu Church Tip by Romanian_Bat

Cretulescu Church, Bucharest: 5 reviews and 10 photos

  Cretulescu Palace - street view
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  • Cretulescu Palace - street view - Bucharest
      Cretulescu Palace - street view
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  • Cretulescu Palace - view from the park - Bucharest
      Cretulescu Palace - view from the park
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Coming from a family of rich boyars, Elena Cretulescu inherited a couple of houses from her father and she turned them in the actual palace in 1902. Perfectly adapted to the nature that surrounds it, the palace is set in Romantic style with decorative elements belonging to the French Renaissance style. The facade to the back, towards the park, is remarkable through its tower and the monumental exterior stairs. A great nature lover, Elena Cretulescu built a garden full of statues and fountains around the palace, garden which was incorporated in the Cismigiu later on. The owner also built a greenhouse in the right wing of the palace. The palace was sold to the City Hall before 1930 and it hosted the Museum of Religious Art until 1948. Nowadays it hosts the UNESCO European Centre for Higher Studies.

Address: 39 Stirbei Voda
Directions: Cretulescu Palace lies just on the Northern side of Cismigiu Gardens.

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  • Written Jan 2, 2008
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