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Brukenthal National Museum

Piata Mare 5, Sibiu 550163, Romania
0269 217 991
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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Sibiu
Type: Museums
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Dumfries, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Brukenthal Museum is a most if you make it to Sibiu. It is the home of a vast collectionn of gorgeous paintings from an array of masterful painters (including "The Man with the Blue Turban" by Jan van Eyck). We wanted to stay to see Salvador Dali's collection on display, but we leaving on the 13th and the display... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The museum it's very big and you have plenty of things to see , we bought tickets for both areas and we were stopped to go in the second area becouse we didn't have the propper tickets, after we aproached again the ticket person we were allowed to visit everything.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I'm a Romanian, and visited about 4 times this museum and my conclusion is that it rivals western art museums. It became a brand in Romania, not only Sibiu, everybody, with an education, I mean, has heard of the Brukenthal museum. I visited it first in 2007 when Sibiu was Cultural European City alongside with Luxembourg. Back then it, didn't... More

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The museum houses a vast collection of masterpieces. The staff was a little rude at times telling us to start with that room first, hurry up because the good stuff is on the other floor, or slow down so we can appreciate the art. There was also an interesting torture room type of thing in the basement of the museum... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The museum has plenty to offer, the only thing I really disliked was the staff, always insisting that we should first check this or that, as if we were supposed to do some homework and not just enjoy it! As a nice bonus, there's a couple of really huge & cute cats in the yard, the museum's mascots.

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Bucharest, Romania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I highly recommend this museum to anyone interested in European and Romanian art and history of Sibiu. It has a large collection of paintings belonging to Dutch-Belgian painters from 1400-1700 and modern Romanian paintings from 1800 on. I think you should buy a ticket for all the museums which compose the great museum. They are in different locations, but not... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Situated in the old city in the Big Square it must be visited. A lot of beautiful paintings. I visited only the first 2 floor, European culture, but it was enough. There are also to be visited Romanian curture floor and Hunting Saloon

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We tought that a trip to Sibiu need to have a visit to the Brukentahal so we decided to see the museum. The location is great and there is something for everyone but it has a big downside the price, especialy if you want to take some pictures to remeber the trip. The artwork is incredible and the museum is... More

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Landstuhl, Germany
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152 reviews 152 reviews
55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

I have to echo the others here. The Romanian artist collection and prime collection in the 2nd floor are the gems. The decorated rooms re lovely but the laughing is horrible. Too much reflection on the canvases and just lots of dark artwork. I was wondering if it needed leaning. The Romanian artwork was colorful and the gem. Wish we... More

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Antwerpen, Belgium
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We were lucky to see the special exhibition of masterpieces that came back to Roumania after they had been stolen during the war. An absolute great show. The museum needs more money though as for the rest of the 16th and 17th century paintings all need cleaning.

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