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Cotroceni is a neighbourhood in western Bucharest, Romania, located around the Cotroceni hill, in Bucharest's Sector 5.


The nearest Metro stations are Eroilor, Academia Militară, and Politehnica.


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 Șerban Cantacuzino, later to be transformed into a palace in 1888 by King Carol I. Houses were built in the area near the palace by the royal servants and by high-ranking military personnel. [1] Carol I also build a royal train station named Gara Cotroceni  [ ro ] near the palace. The train station was relocated by the communist regime and was later used for transporting materials for the construction of Casa Poporului. [2]

Notable people

Important Romanian figures who lived in this neighborhood: Ion Barbu, Nicolae Herlea, Ion Minulescu, Marin Preda, and Liviu Rebreanu. [1]


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  1. 1 2 "Cotroceni". Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  2. Archived September 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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