George Enescu Memorial House

George Enescu Memorial House, Sinaia

George Enescu Memorial House

George Enescu Memorial House
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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cristina_elbereth20
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
Apr 2021
I visited George Enescu's memorial house with my boyfriend and we both really enjoyed it. The tour was pretty short, as there isn't really much to see, but it is really nice, especially if you mind travel a bit while walking through the rooms.
Most of the furniture pieces are the original ones and what I liked the most was that the design of the main living room, for example, was as close as it could be with the original.
Indeed, both pianos are in the garage, but don't think of it as something nasty. The garage is simply an almost empty room, apart for the pianos and some paintings (at the time we visited, there was some art exhibit there too, so there were different paintings on the walls). It would have been nice to see it in the living room where it used to be, of course, but due to some household issues (some sort of water infiltration into the floor, if I remember well), it couldn't be kept there anymore.
The lady who gave us the tour described everything with such warmth and had answers for all of our questions.
The price for 1 ticket was 10 lei (~ 2 euro).
The tour itself was probably 20 minutes long.
There are also a few souvenirs you could chose from (magnets and such) and their prices are very affordable.
Written July 19, 2021
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Jazzumbo
Romania1,443 contributions
Jan 2020
The restauration of Enescu's vacation house in Sinaia was good news to me, so I came to visit.
Overall, it's a nice example of New Romanian architecture, in vogue before the WWII. The terrace, at least, is so relaxing, offering views over Bucegi Mountains and Prahova River.
Unfortunately, the restauration seems to be done on a stingy budget as the floor of the living room was not properly secured in the order to support the massive piano of the great composer. Therefore, the piano was moved in the ... garage! I mean, the piano used by the greatest Romanian composer is currently stored in his former garage, which was refurbished as a small concert hall! It sounds like a joke, indeed!
Instead of asking for more money, to secure the floor in the order to keep the piano in its original location and eventually purchase a vintage vehicle that could remind of the composer's old car, they decided to drop the piano in the former garage!
No comment!
Anyway, the museum is worth a visit, especially for Romanian Rhapsody lovers.
Written February 7, 2020
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vasile123
New York City, NY725 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a house in the traditional country style and imbued with the presence of the great Romanian composer George Enescu. The tour is only in Romanian so it would be good to know what you are seeing before coming here. The atmosphere is lovely and apparently there are concerts given at the lower level where the piano sits. Unfortunately, we did not catch one.
Written November 20, 2019
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Andrei S
Bucharest, Romania930 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
The house is beautiful and it has an incredible feel to it as you imagine what masterpieces were maybe composed here and sang here. The ladies from the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The tour is nice. You can also take an audio tour for 5 lei a piece. There are also some souvenirs. For a clasical music enthusiast or romanian history enthusiast, be sure to visit.
Written October 27, 2019
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Ra Ra
30 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
A nice visit on a lazy afternoon that left us with a good deal of insight into the life of the great composer. The staff was nice and helpful and we enjoyed it tremendously but be warned it’s not as impressive as Peles Castle but unique in it’s own way.
Written September 5, 2019
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Feenixwest
Fort Collins, CO1,475 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Whilst we were pleased to deepen our understanding and appreciation for Enescu, the tour was a disappointment. We were given audio sets in English but the grand piano was gone. After seeing the welcoming room, living room, his wife’s bedroom and his bedroom, our audio guides were collected and we were not allowed upstairs. We had planned to buy some of his EDs but they were poorly displayed in a display case with no light. Host guides were not particularly gracious so we felt we were bothering them while we were the only people there.
Written May 9, 2019
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Radu Pitish
London, UK46 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
I don't know if we just arrived on a bad day but we were not offered any audio guides as I have read in other reviews later. Also they almost doubled the prices for an experience that takes less than 30 min. Would have put more Enescu music in the background, more explanations to the exhibits, would have opened the upper floor too or at least partially. Maybe something more in the garden...I feel that this could have given a much better description of Enescu's life and creation. It was almost like an "appendix" to a visit to the Bucharest museum instead of an independent museum in itself that could have described more Enescus life, rather than focusing almost same proportion on his wife.
Written March 1, 2019
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Radu T
Bucharest, Romania206 contributions
Oct 2018
The old arhitecture of this special house, the nice curator missis Focseneanu, the warm atmosphere, the memories of an era where culture and european civilisation were at home in Romania. That's what you will find in this small but cosy museum from Sinaia
Written January 16, 2019
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Ann W
Norwich, UK71 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Whilst in Sinaia we took the opportunity to visit the house. It is a little way away from the station and best reached by a taxi. ( But remember to book the taxi to collect you again as there are none to be found near the house. )
Once inside the house you were given an audio set and politely escorted around the four rooms open to the public - certain rooms were mentioned on the tape but you not allowed in them. Our visit lasted all of 10 minutes. Really not worth the hassle of getting there.
Written May 28, 2018
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Claudia V
140 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
At the time of out visit we were inly able to visit the first floor. But we were impressed with how organised the tour was. You receive an audio guide. The audio guide is available in four languages: english, romanian, french and italian. The price of the tour is very affordable 6 lei for adults and 1.5 lei for children. Bring your own headphones.
Written March 2, 2018
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