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...more
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,...more
The Mogosoaia railroad station is quite remote from the Mogosoaia Palace. It is not even in the town so you must return some kilometers to reach the settlement. If you take the train from Bucharest (a 15 minutes trip), afer descending from it in the Mogosoaia station, fallow the straight railroad backwards until you reach the main street. From...more
If you don't have a car, then public transportation is your best choice. There are daily trains leaving from Gara de Nord at 8,45 and 14,20 and the journey takes 15 minutes, last return at 17,48 at about 2 lei (check www.cfr.ro). Once you arrive in Mogosoaia station, beware that the palace is within a mile distance. To get there, don't rely on the...more
Architectural style reflected in all buildings: BRANCOVAN (typical south-romanian architecture in the 1700's and 1800's). This complex is one of the most representative example of original brancovan architecture.
Take you time to visit the buildings in the courtyard (CUHNIA, GHETARIA, and the small church in front of the entrance). A nice panoramic view from the top of the entry tower.
The castle itself can be visited - entry fee 4 lei, 15 lei pics supplement (better say you don't as nobody will say anything as long as you only take a few ones). Sometimes, the castle exhibits contemporary art galleries, in addition to the normal private collections.
Don't miss the CUHNIA (former castle kitchen) as it exhibits pics of one the larget medieval monasteries of Bucharest (demolished by communists in the late '80s).
Vila Elchingen is the place where one can have a coffee or smthing to eat. It functions as a hotel as well, but it’s splurging.
The castle is built on the lakeshore (pity there are so many modern villas opposite the lake) and is surrounded by a large park with many very old trees. Hidden in the park (left side as you enter the courtyard) is the grave of the last owners of the castle (Bibescu family). Servant's houses (on the main alley leading to the entrance in the castle courtyard) are representative for the popular architecture of the early 1900's.
Take you time to relax for a couple of hours in the park, it’s worth it
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The Mogosoaia railroad station is quite remote from the Mogosoaia Palace. It is not even in the town so you must return some kilometers to reach the settlement.
If you take the train from Bucharest (a 15 minutes trip), afer descending from it in the Mogosoaia station, fallow the straight railroad backwards until you reach the main street. From there you should easily find the way if you go right.
Fun Alternatives: You can go to the Mogosoaia Palace by car if you don't like walking (however the walk it is not to long ).
while wandering around the castle, enter the park forest on the left side. You'll get into very old tress, presumably 200 or even 300 years old, from the times of the turks. hidden beneath the tress there is the grave of the last owners of the castel, the Bibescu, one of the most proeminent families in old_good_time Romania.