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“Old dancing mansion” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bucharest Municipal Museum

Bucharest Municipal Museum
B-dul I.C. Bratianu nr.2, sector 3, Bucharest, Romania
315 68 58
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Old dancing mansion”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

The picture is not right. The Palace is located in the middle of Bucharest and is a smaller mansion, which used to belong to a noble family that gave wonderful soirees in the 19th Century. The huge staircase with 1-piece mirror and superb chandelier is still there, plus an ingenious wall clock going in reverse [it projects into the mirror]. It is squeaking due to lack of major repairs. The exhibits are interesting for the history of Bucharest. If there are temporary exhibitions [quite usual] these are much more interesting.

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Bucharest, Romania
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“Sutzu Palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Old building, in good shape, interesting stuff about the old city of Bucharest, how the city evolved... The museum is not big, but worth to be visited.

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“Elegant traditional princely house in Bucharest - now Museum of the Municipality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

The Soutzo family gave the land great rulers and dignitaries. Their palace was built in 1832-4 to the plans of Austrian architects Johann Veit and Konrad Schwink. The building is composite in style, featuring neo-Gothic details combined with neo-classical elements. The interior was decorated by the sculptor Karl Storck (1826-1887) and preserves intact many elements of the original decor. In the museum are exhibited documents and art collections telling about the history of Bucharest, from the earliest times down to the present.

Visited December 2011
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“An excellent place for exhibitions, a nice museum and a historic place at the time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

While you are in University Square, one of the cultural targest must be Sutu Palace.
It worsts a visit even to admire the architecture.
Usualy, there are cultural or historical exhibitions.

Visited December 2010
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“So ellegant, so old still vivid place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

The museum used to be the property of the Sutu family, a high-class family who frequently housed balls and dancing evenings.
As far as I know, the family has later gave it as a gift to the city of Bucharest.

In the present, the museum organizes antiquities trade meetings and there are frequent painting or sculpture galleries.
The permanent gallery introduces the visitors into the old Bucharest "The Little Paris".
Very interesting parts of history ranging from stamps to photographs and furniture pieces..all with their own story are waiting to be discovered.
Also, an important part of the gallery is dedicated to the Romanian Royal Family.
You don't have to be a history-lover to like this museum,
you just have to allow yourself a small city-break and you'll be very content..

Visited June 2010
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