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. To visit Brukenthal National Museum and get the most from your holiday in Sibiu, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sibiu vacation trip planner.
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  • We visited the European gallery and as well the Romanian gallery. The European gallery is from my point of view not too impressing, there are missing the tags of some paintings and the lighting is not...  more »
  • This museum includes a number of works interesting, but it is especially the building thing to note.
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  • The building that houses the Museum is a Palace from the end of the 18th century, built in the style of late Baroque, which belonged to the baron Samuel von Brukenthal, Governor of the Principality of Transylvania between 1777 and 1787. The baron was his first collection of paint around 1773. She joined between 1759 and 1774 prints, a library and a numismatic collection. In 1817 the Palace becomes a public museum. It currently covers European art gallery, a Romanian art gallery, a library, several temporary exhibits and a bookstore.
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  • Very nice museum. Great selection of Romanian and Italian art and a great atmosphere. The inner courtyard is also very nice for relaxation.
  • The most remarkable museum not only in Sibiu, but in the whole of raegiona. If you like museums, make sure you visit.
  • The Romanian Art Gallery is populated with removable pieces of authentic Romanian art. It is the first public museum in Romania established mid 1800 by Samuel Brukenthal helped by his wife. The pieces are not that well lighted and some of them have the frames too big and fancy for the greatness of the paintings. The floor is very noisy around some areas. Because of these tree things you won't get the best experience but this is defenately a must see in Romania.
  • It is a very nice building with very nice ancient furniture. Important Rumanian paintings. The European collection is nothing special.
  • A museum worth visiting, with lots of works of art