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The National Museum of Art of Romania

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Address: Calea Victoriei no. 49-53, Bucharest 70101, Romania
Phone Number: 4021-314-81-19
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Very large and varied, don't miss it

Excellent range of Romanian art and, if you buy joint ticket, wider European art too. Could spend a very long time here, but worth a stroll through all the galleries so you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Excellent range of Romanian art and, if you buy joint ticket, wider European art too. Could spend a very long time here, but worth a stroll through all the galleries so you can stop when you find the styles and periods you like. Good value too.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love this museum. You may choose to go for the building itself or for the treasures inside, but go, by all means! Formerly the royal palace, it still has the architectural details to remind you of that in the large halls and corridors. The European Art Gallery may not seem much for someone who has seen Uffizi or... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Plan on at least a couple of hours if not three or more. I like to look at the outside, but the inside is the treasure. This former royal palace has Romanian art for many periods and I always find enjoyable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Given the exterior and the comments on the beauty of the museum, I was prepared to be wandering an old palace with its art collection inside. Wrong assumption. Walking into the museum is like walking in a really terrible 1980s hotel lobby, and the rest of the museum, from an interior architecturem is really ugly. I was very disappointed, as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I focused on the Romanian art and not the European art so only saw 2 out of 3 galleries. The gallery of Romanian medieval art is impressive.Nearby is a room for items from the demolished Vacaresti Monastery built in 1716 and sadly demolished in 1987. In the gallery of Romanian Modern art the focus is on art from the nineteenth... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Take at least 3-4 hours to visit the museum. It's very big and there's a chance of getting really frustrated if you do not have the time to enjoy it. You can buy joint tickets for this museum and the Museum of Art Collections which is amazing and make a day out of it. Just be sure to start early... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Photos w/ extra fee. Art was okay. Nothing too spectacular. The museum is quite large, so one may still find something interesting.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

a beautiful museum, it used to be the Royal residence,with wide collections of European and Romanian works of art,mainly paintings.

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Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The National Museum of Art is the main museum of art, where you can have a retrospective of Romanian art, from the religious to the modern art, from Curtea dead Arges church painting to Constantin Brancusi. Also, there is a gallery of oriental art that worth visited and an European art gallery. I believe it's a good museum, but it... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The excellent grade is earned by the display and descriptions of icons and other church art from the 15th century onwards. As you move up the floors, the art dwindles to sub fusc French impressionism etc which has little aesthetic merit to my untutored eyes. But do not miss the Church art - truly splendid!!

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