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Cotroceni is a neighbourhood in western Bucharest
Bucharest is the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania, located in the southeast of the country, at , and lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița River....

, Romania
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea...

 located around the Cotroceni hill, in Bucharest's Sector 6
Sector 5 (Bucharest)
Sector 5 is a sector in Bucharest.-Quarters:*13 Septembrie*Cotroceni*Dealul Spirii*Giurgiului*Ferentari*Rahova-Politics:...


The Hill of Cotroceni was once covered by the forest of Vlăsia, which covered most of today's Bucharest. Here, in 1679 a monastery was built by Şerban Cantacuzino
Serban Cantacuzino
Șerban Cantacuzino was a Prince of Wallachia between 1678 and 1688.He took part in the Ottoman campaign ending in their defeat at the Battle of Vienna...

, later to be transformed into a palace in 1888.

The nearest Metro
Bucharest Metro
The Bucharest Metro is an underground urban railway network that serves the capital of Romania, Bucharest. The network is run by Metrorex. It is one of the most accessed systems of the Bucharest public transport network with a ridership of 177.23 million passengers in 2010...

 stations are Eroilor
Eroilor metro station
Eroilor is a metro station in Bucharest. It is located near the Cotroceni neighbourhood. Notable buildings in its vicinity are the Bucharest Opera house, the Bucharest Opera Business Center, the Bucharest Law School, the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, the University Hospital of...

 and Politehnica
Politehnica metro station
Politehnica is a metro station in Bucharest. It is one of the three stations located near the campus of the Universitatea Politehnica Bucureşti ....



  • Cotroceni Palace
    Cotroceni Palace
    Cotroceni Palace is a palace in Bucharest which is the residence of the President of Romania, located at Bulevardul Geniului, nr. 1.On Cotroceni Hill, in 1679, Şerban Cantacuzino built a monastery...

    , the official residence of the Romanian president, is located in this neighbourhood
  • Botanical Garden of Bucharest
    Botanical Garden of Bucharest
    The Bucharest Botanical Garden , now named after its founder, Dimitrie Brândză, is located in the Cotroceni neighbourhood of Bucharest, Romania. It has a surface of 17.5 hectares , and has more than 10,000 species of plants....

  • Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
    Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
    Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy is a state-run health sciences University in Bucharest, Romania. It is the largest institution of its kind in Romania with over 2.865 employees, 1.654 teachers and over 4.800 students...

  • The Bucharest Opera building
  • Bucharest Municipal Hospital
  • Cotroceni Stadium
    Cotroceni Stadium
    Cotroceni Stadium is a football-only stadium in Bucharest, Romania. The stadium holds 14,542 people.At this stadium performedEnrique Iglesias, RBD...

  • St. Elefterie Church
  • Casa Radio
    Casa Radio
    Dâmbovița Center is an unfinished Romanian building in Bucharest, Romania, near Cotroceni, on the shore of the Dâmboviţa River. It was erected during the late 1980s by the Communist regime over the terrain which used to be the Bucharest Hippodrome before World War II, and was intended to serve as a...