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Brukenthal National Museum

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Address: Piata Mare 5, Sibiu 550163, Romania
Phone Number: 0269 217 991
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This museum displays a large collection of portraits by Romanian painters as well as other European artists.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This museum displays a large collection of portraits by Romanian painters as well as other European artists.

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Northwest Romania, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

very nice old house , paintings and nice places in Sibiu witch is a nice city with beautiful buildings and landmarks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Brukenthal is definitely one of the best art museums in Romania. We came for the Durer exhibit and while we are at it enjoyed the European collection. The palace grounds are lovely and we were pleased with what we saw. That said, the exhibits are all run very separately from each other and one must pay for each exhibit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Reasonable price to see a nice palace with lots of artwork. Staff get rather annoyed if you don't follow the planned route. Very hit and stuffy in the summer, so take plenty of water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The museum is a must to visit. It is extremely well preserved and it gathers collection of Austrian, German, Transylvanian,Romanian. Italian artists. You may also get to meet the famous Romanian artists such a Grigorescu, Luchian, Andreescu and Toniza. For a twist of horror and romance, the museum shelters at its basement a special Gothic exhibition. The inside courtyard is... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have to agree with the one who wrote "the european section was a bit boring" .Indeed , it was not what we expected for , I saw one picture of Rubens , some pictures of Veronese but the rest of the painters are not so well known , at least not by us .But the guides are very nice... More 

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Frankly, these museums receive a much higher rating in the guide books than they deserve. The buildings are fantastic but the collections are only OK--worth a visit but get your expecations at the proper level.

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Łódź, Lodz, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I've got ticket to European art collection and the Romanian art collection. European part consists of the paintings of the German, Flamand, Austrian, Hungarian painters from around XVI to XVIII century. Paintings are badly lit which makes it impossible to experience the art fully. Romanian part is consisting of paintings of late XIX century and early XX century and is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We bought tickets for both the European bit and the romanian bit. There are lots of portraits, and pictures of Jesus and a lot of hunting ones, and some pictures of landscapes and scenes from the town quite a few of women flahing a boobie but no bright paintings, they were all dark and gloomy, nobody wants to see gloomy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

From the reviews, I really did expect a lot more. The Romanian exhibit was very plain, the artworks were mostly portraits that just seemed "off"; such as a face too stretched out, one just out of perspective. One particular staff kept following me in particular as if I was going to steal a piece of artwork. The other staff members... More 

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