Mogosoaia Things to Do

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    Certainly the Mogosoaia Palace!

    by Agatho Updated Apr 11, 2007

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    Everyone who comes to Mogosoaia, comes for the Palace. And that's because it is about 10-15 minutes from Bucharest and it can be reached by car or by train.
    It is a peacefully place that still keeps the resonance of the old times.
    The one who spends a weekend in Bucharest and wants to go somewere outside but doesn't have much time, may try this one. Surely it will not regret it.

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    Bibescu Grave Mausoleum

    by josephescu Written Jul 16, 2006

    At the end of an alley in the park towards your left as you look to the lake, there is the grave of the Bibescu family, the last castle owners.
    What was most impressive to me were the small twin graves on the top of the monument, representing the funeral tombs of the two Brancoveanu brothers. They both died one year after another, at the age of 22, while serving as aviators during WW II.

    Some details of the live and death of George Brancoveanu - Bibescu is carved in marble at the church entrance.

    This adds to the drama of the Brancoveanu family throughout history (back in the middle ages, King Brancoveanu was beheaded by the turks for not recognising their influence, but only after seeing all his four sons beheaded before him).

    Bibescu grave burial speech for one of the brothers
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    Ridding on Lenin's chest

    by josephescu Updated Jul 16, 2006

    When communists arrived to power, among their first measures was to demolish all the statues of kings and "undesirable" politicians around the country, to cut off memories about the past. And as if history began in 1950's with their rule, they melted most of the statues, even the Mestrovic ones.
    As history turned its back to communism, so did the people, and got rid of communist statues. But they did not melt them as communists did 50 years earlier, maybe with a view history may change once again and Lenin could prove useful once more :-)

    On the outside wall near the three-towered Cuhnia (the kitchen), one can find two bronze statues laying to the ground:
    - Lenin monumental statue - the one which stood in front of Casa Scanteii (today called Press House or Casa Presei Libere) in Bucharest, demolished in 1989
    - Dr. Petru Groza - a smaller bronze representing the first communist ruler of Romania

    Lenin Lenin and Petru Groza a ride on Lenin Petru Groza
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    On the shore of the lake...

    by Agatho Updated Apr 11, 2007

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    ... there is a wonderful garden, just right to fell the rays of the sun.
    It has also some beautiful coloumns and some lion statues.

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    As you exit this second gate,

    by Agatho Updated Apr 11, 2007

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    ... on the right you'll see some other statues demolished and dumped here. They represent two personalities that influenced the Romania's history: Lenin and it's first communist president.

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    In the main park it can be found the Bibescu tomb.

    by Agatho Written Apr 11, 2007

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    ... which lies on the left side of the main road. It's entrance has a very interesting description engraved in marble.

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    Also on the shore of the lake...

    by Agatho Written Apr 11, 2007

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    ... it could be found the main entrance of another part of the palace, the most beautiful one. In front of the entreance lies the garden and it's beautiful view.

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    On the right...

    by Agatho Written Apr 11, 2007

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    ... as you enter the gate is an interesting small church built also in the brancovenesc style, as all the palace is.

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    The road to...

    by Agatho Updated Apr 11, 2007

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    ... the palace is a beautiful garden which leads to an interesting castel gate. If you ascent the stairs on left as you enter the gate, you can get a wonderful image of the area around you.

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    Typical cottages

    by josephescu Written Jul 16, 2006

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    Servants houses on the sideways of main alley way towards the castle are typical rural cottages of the 1900's

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