Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu

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Brukenthal National Museum represents a complex of six museums housed in nine buildings dispersed all over the city, displaying a variety of exhibits ranging from artwork to religious artifacts to trophies. European and national art galleries are found in the Baroque palace of the former Habsburg governor of Transylvania, Samuel von Brukenthal, who established its first collections around 1790. Today the palace also houses a library featuring contemporary books, incunabula, and illuminated manuscripts. An old pharmacy building from 1569, where Samuel Hahnemann invented homeopathy, houses the museum of pharmacology. Other buildings shelter a contemporary art gallery, a historical museum, a museum of natural history, a museum of arms and hunting, and restoration laboratories. Use our Sibiu visit planner to add Brukenthal National Museum and other attractions to your Sibiu vacation plans.
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  • This building was known to me from previous stays, each time I had it in the pictures ... and then I found out that it has a Museum of Bukenthala ... For me will remain after a simple distinctive part of the market ... I know that I was ignorant;]
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  • It is for fans of museums and history. It's not the most beautiful Museum in the world, it's not Versailles or Schoenbrun but it's very informative... I think so. I recommend visiting for those who are least interested in the history of this city very marked by the Brukenthals. For others, there ' has ice, terraces and restaurants while waiting for those who have made the visit ;-)
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  • This museum has only little masterpieces, they are located on the 2nd floor of the European Gallery, and the photos are prohibited. The 1st floor of this gallery contains only minor painters. The Museum is divided into several parts: If you want to see everything, have to pay every time! Full admission is 45 lei (2017), which is rather expensive for this country: I am simply the European Gallery (20 lei)
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  • Great place to wander for a couple of hours in Sibiu. I skipped the European collection since I was a little short on time, but Romanian and the miscellaneous collections were great, as well as the palace sections. Spend the 45 lei for the full Brukenthal collection and see the other museums too!
  • Great place to visit if you are an art fan or you have lot’s of time.
  • I do not expect to find a museum like that in which you can follow the skills of artists from a wide sphere of Sibiu.
  • A definite must see if you have a couple of hours to spare. Especially this year due to the 200 year anniversary of the founder there is a special exhibit. The art gallery is quite diverse so you won't get bored.
  • Rude staff and confusing ticketing. My ticket was checked 4 times in ten mins!! How ridiculous. Romanian art section is not worth it, just see the palace apartments in the European section. No photos allowed, an irritating Romanian museum tendency, but then no phone use either! I was using whatsapp and shouted at even when I explained I needed to send a text message.

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Immerse yourself in Sibiu's medieval feel by staying in or near to the city's main square, Piata Mare, or the upper and lower town areas of Orasul de Sus and Orasul de Jos. Here you will be within walking distance of most of the main attractions, as well as public transportation. Choose from a variety of hostels and quality boutique hotels, or try something different and stay at an economical pension-style guesthouse located in the countryside. Book ahead of time, especially if you will be visiting on weekends or during festivals.
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