Mogosoaia Palace, a true cultural landmark rich in history

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Mogosoaia Palace is one of the most important historical buildings, representing a symbol of the Romanian architecture. Located about 15 kilometers from the center of Bucharest, Ilfov County, Mogosoaia Palace is a real honor for our country, being registered on the national list of historical monuments. It was built between 1698 and 1702 by Constantin Brancoveanu in the so called the Romanian Renaissance style or Brancovenesc style, a combination of Venetian and Ottoman elements. The palace bears the name of the widow of the Romanian boyar Mogos, who owned the land where the palace was built on.

The Palace has been under Brancoveanu family ownership for about 120 years, so it is known as the Brancoveanu Mogosoaia Palace, then passed under the administration of Bibescu family. The first evidence of Mogosoaia dates back from 1598, then in 1681, Constantin Brancoveanu began buying more land and more houses in the area, building the great palace through the years up to 1702, following Brancoveanu typical architectural style, mixed up with specific Italian Renaissance elements.

After 1714, when Constantin Brancoveanu, together with his entire family, was executed in Constantinople, all the family’s wealth was confiscated by the Ottomans and the palace was converted into an inn. It was redeemed on the reign of Serban Cantacuzino, and then returned into the possession of his nephew, Constantin Brancoveanu until the early nineteenth century. But the construction has witnessed many disagreeable events over time. The palace was devastated during the Russian-Turkish war between the years 1768 and 1774 and also during the revolution of 1821, when the last descendant of the family, Grigore Brancoveanu, took refuge in Brasov, the building being occupied by the revolutionaries.

In 1832, after the death of Grigore Brancoveanu, Zoe Mavrocordat inherited the palace and after she married Prince George Bibescu, the building came under Bibescu family management.

Brancoveanu Mogosoaia Palace has become a veritable cultural landmark, representing an impressive treasure around Bucharest and across the country.

Opening hours: May 1 to November 1; Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00; Monday: Closed

November 1 to May 1; Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00; Monday: Closed

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