National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Național de Artă al României)

National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Național de Artă al României), Bucharest: Hours, Address, National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Național de Artă al României) Reviews: 4/5

National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Național de Artă al României)

National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Național de Artă al României)
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • Universitate (University) • 9 min walk
  • Piaţa Romană (Roman Square) • 9 min walk
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,007 contributions
Nov. 2021
I did a guided live-streamed tour with Mihai from Heygo. In this tour, we went to the Romanian Athenaeum. Mihai showed us the gorgeous interior. It is opened in 1888 and is the city's most prestigious concert hall. It was designed by the French architect, Albert Galleron with neoclassical style. This building was one of the reasons why Bucharest received the nickname of Little Paris. A 75-by-3-metre fresco by Costin Petrescu decorates the inside of the circular wall of the concert hall. The fresco depicts the most important moments of Romanian history. A statue of Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu stands in a small park in front of the building. Mihai also showed us the Central University Library with an imposing equestrian statue of King Carol I is placed in front of the Library building in 2010. It replaces another sculpture which was destroyed during the communist time.
After that, Mihai showed us the National Museum of Art of Romania located in the Royal Palace in Revolution Square. Mihai told us the history of the Romanian Revolution. We also walked past the Kretzulescu Church, an Eastern Orthodox church built in 1722. At the side of the church stands now a memorial bust of Corneliu Coposu. Mihai gave us lovely postcard shots of this church.
Finally we toured the Lutheran Church which is the church of the German minority of Romania.
Written 11 November 2021
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania22,100 contributions
Aug. 2021
One of the important museums of Bucharest, hosted by the former Royal Palace, an imposing building. Lots of paintings by Romanian and foreign painters, including some Lucas Cranach the Elder, Rubens, Bruegel the Younger, sculptures, a collection of Islamic art.
Written 10 October 2021
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,469 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
This is actually a complex of 2 museums plus the palace so allow around 3 hours for the whole thing. We paid 40 Lei each for the 3 which we considered good value. You can pay separately for each if you only have time for one, but if you have a few hours it makes sense to visit all of them. Bear in mind they take cash only...no credit cards so maybe change up some cash early in your trip. There is a lot of walking over several floors so comfy shoes are a must. There were some laminated cards with information in several languages which was useful. We found the curators to be very helpful and welcoming and they helped to make our visit enjoyable. The art in the museum is quite well labelled with the name of the artist/ period and country of origin. The palace gives you a good impression of how it must have been , quite opulent. Very impressed by the marble staircase. The National museum includes a wide collection of religious iconography and ecclesiastical garments and vessels. Some from disbanded monasteries which are beautiful and should be considered cultural art in its own right as well as its place in religious history. Overall a good way to spend a few hours absorbing some cultural history and fine art.

Written 29 September 2021
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Eric F
Haddonfield, NJ439 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Interesting and not your typical museum. Add a children’s section in fairly detailed section on World War II. Lots of artifacts from 200 BC to 300 AD.
Written 13 September 2021
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Preinl
Wiesbaden, Germany55 contributions
May 2021
Just by intuition, I went to have a look - and came out after 4 hours. Go for the Romanian AND European Art Section (two entrances). The icons are breathtaking, old bibles and other pieces of art, great selection of paintings in a beautifully arranged museum, beautiful halls and friendly staff, a perfect day for an art lover!!!
Written 20 May 2021
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Jules E
London, UK96 contributions
Mar. 2021
We were the only 2 clients in this great building/art gallery due to Covid.
There are a few painting by Monet and Renoir, but nothing well known - but my best bits were of the contemporary Romanian pieces. Very good, stylish and surely a wider appreciation of this countries works should one day happen.
If you can find the portrait of Catherine the Great in the European section - you will not be disappointed!!
Written 7 April 2021
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james Reece
New York City, NY20 contributions
Oct. 2020
So worth the visit. I saw both the European and Romanian galleries! Beautiful collections of sculptures, paintings, and religious icons. I spent three hours but I could have easily spent two more hours. Romania is amazing and has a lot to offer.
Written 16 January 2021
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,375 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
The museum is located in the former Royal Palace of Bucharest. It’s a stunning place to visit on its own (I loved the staircases and other details of the interior; check my photos). We chose to see the European Gallery with Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch and other masterpieces. We had a lovely one hour stroll. The entrance fee is more than reasonable but keep in mind it’s cash only. Taking photos is allowed. The statues in the courtyard in front of the museum were covered in clothing pieces (scarves, etc), which I thought was a fun idea.
Written 22 June 2020
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Claire
58 contributions
Feb. 2020
Visited this in February and thoroughly enjoyed the collection of Romanian Art. We paid 15 lei just for the normal romanian art exhibit and spend about 45 minutes there enjoying the place. It is a large and beautiful space with a multitude of arts ranging from medieval to modern. I would have liked more detail about some of the artworks, the plaques contained artists, locations, and dates but very few had any other details.
Written 11 February 2020
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Etta S
Central Romania, Romania16 contributions
Feb. 2020
Very wonderful art museum with many breathtaking works of art. I must say that I had an excellent experience.
Written 6 February 2020
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