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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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Timisoara, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is situated in the center of the town (Piata Mare - The Big Square). The art gallery has paintings both from Romanian artists (Tonitza, Aman, Grigorescu, Luchian) and from international artists (notably: "The Man with the Blue Turban" by Jan van Eyck). The light isn’t great, but if you catch the right angle, the art is beautiful. Also,... More

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Iasi, Romania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's nice to see it but I won't go there for a second visit. I paid 18 Euro to visit all the galleries and it was a bit expensive. I definitely recommend the galleries from basement (the goth one).

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Uruguay
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of Romania's most well known museums. It used to be the home of baron Samuel von Brukenthal, the governor of Transylvania back in the 18th century and the building itself is quite a sight in itself. There is a big collection of European art from the early 15th century up to the 18th century, not really my... More

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A Salvador Dali Exhibition was showing on our visit - very interesting. The building is fabulous too. Well worth the money.

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london
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The museum/gallery is in an old palace built round courtyards. The Rumanian paintings were more interesting than the Italian. There is a fine Breughel.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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