Mogosoaia Palace

In Mogosoaia village, 10 km far away from Bucharest, in the early 1700’s, Constantin Brancoveanu, the King of Wallachia, built a residence for his family, called the Mogosoaia Palace. Brancoveanu was, until his execution by Ottomans in Istanbul in 1714, a patron of fine arts, and the time of his rule is rightly seen as a “Romanian Renaissance”. Constantin Brancoveanu brought masters from countries with a well established tradition in construction, and a new architectural style was born. An intriguing mixture of Renaissance and Oriental styles, this blend is nowadays known as “Brancovenesc”. The Mogosoaia Palace is a fine example of this architectural style, with wonderful garden and lake which provides great place to relax and have a pleasant walk. The structure is not particularly big, resembling a comfortable house rather than an actual palace. The Mogosoaia Palace is at present visited by many tourists and visitors who want to have their memorable wedding or just to have a welcoming escape from the noisy downtown area of Bucharest.