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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  • Could not miss this stage in Bucharest! Highly surpassed my expectations in both the area of European art with many interesting works, both the Romanian side to plunge fully into their culture. Staff were very polite and helpful, all quite impressive. Entrance fee including the European part and Romanian costs 25 lei. I attach some pictures of some works including Tintoretto, Monet, and Romanian artists. Recommended!
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  • Most of the museum was closed.. We met a very nice guide and explains things. The famous statue of Tragen was. I. The repair shop.  more »
  • Went to European and Romanian sections. Romanian section was fascinating due to late adherence to medieval form despite renaissance in Western Europe art. Some later Romanian art is worth the time but...  more »
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  • Staff lacks any kind of common sense. I was utterly displeased, to say in the least. I went to this particular museum as an art lover, looking for an enjoyable, peaceful experience, but I couldn't spend there more than one hour because of the very unprofessional attitude of the staff - I couldn't take one step without someone following me. I was feeling watched the whole time and it's truly unpleasant. I know their job is to "protect" the museum, but please teach them the manners to do so. I strongly recommend to train your staff better because art is not made to be admired while someone is breathing down your neck and following you around (if I want to ask something, I will, no need for someone to quietly follow my every step). Although the place is amazing and worth visiting, my experience here felt like jail. Oh and very, very bad lighting; you should be more careful with that because some paintings are robbed of their real artistic value.
  • The National Art Museum is interesting and rich in Romanian art. The museum provides audio guide just for the Medieval Gallery but in each room( of the Medieval part) there are informational leaflets.The European Art is not as rich as the National Gallery but still worth visiting.
  • Wonderfull building! Apart from the permament collection in the courtyard there are specific fairs, not only for Easter or Christmas. The museum shop is packed with romanian items, great gifts, cheaper than in the Old Town area.
  • Nice atmosphere and great art. Nonetheless, there are some major aspects that could be improved, such as the lightning that reflects too much on the paintings or the attitude of the museum workers.
  • The former Royal Palace hosts the National Museum of art cornering Romanian art in the right wing and European art in the left one. The Romanian art focuses a lot on religious artwork along the years, but also famous painters such as Nicolae Grigorescu or Stefan Luchian. There is also a room dedicated to Constantin Brâncuși. The museum is not so interactive and old fashioned, but art lovers can easily spend quality time admiring paintings and sculptures.
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