The National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest

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At The National Museum of Art of Romania, discover Romanian medieval and modern art, as well as works by European masters like Rembrandt, Rubens, Brueghel, and El Greco. A former royal residence, originally built by a wealthy trader in 1812, houses the collection of national and European art dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries. The museum exhibits over 100,000 works including medieval icons, illustrated manuscripts, carved altars, and fragments of wall painting, as well as works by famous 20th-century artists. See an early Brancusi sculpture and lesser-known art pieces by Monet, Renoir, and Cezanne. The museum has opened up its throne room and occasionally organizes guided tours through the former imperial living quarters. To visit The National Museum of Art of Romania on your trip to Bucharest, use our Bucharest road trip site .
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  • The part of the collections of Italian, Flemish, Spanish painting much talked me apart from some paintings of Brueghel and Rembrant. On the other hand, Romanian collections related to churches, monasteries, Romanian paintings and sculptures are really to understand some Romanian art and to know some painters.
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  • This is a large museum with extensive collection of Romanian Artists and others. If you are short on time, focus on local art (the rest can be seen in other places). One has to devote a few hours to g...  more »
  • Beautiful and beautifully landscaped Museum, the former royal residence. The halls have a course of Italian art, Danish, German, French. Inside a staircase which is a real architectural work. I highly recommend it, even to the great Italian operas such as Tintoretto, Venetian red, Vessel ...
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  • If every country had a museum like this, the world would be a lot more artistic! Worth a visit! I was so impressed with the romanian artists.
  • It was amazing. We was at the "sala palatului" at a concert. Beautiful.
  • Good museum layout and structure. Everything was well organized and laid out, however I'm not a big fan of portraits so about half of the exhibits didn't strike any cords with me. But still a good way to kill a few hours and see Romanian culture through time.
  • I love seeing local art works. Skip the early religious paintings of the first floor and delve into the more modern offerings on the 2nd and 3rd. There are some inspiring classical and modern works to be found.
  • Right in the center of Bucharest, this museum is wonderful in presenting its values and even if you are not interested in arts you may find it a great opportunity in enriching your sense of beauty

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