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Brukenthal National Museum
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Day Trip to Sibiu and Fagaras Fortress from Bucharest
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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Touring Sibiu means basically seeing one very large piazza with a fine palace in the middle surrounded by great aristocratic townhouses (the Brukenthaler is one) and a much smaller lower square which is mostly useful for giving great views and perspective on the main attraction above. If you are traveling in Transylvania, Sibiu is not to be missed. The Brukenthal Museum has a radiant van Eyck (a man in a splendid blue headdress) two fine portraits (husband and wife) by Memling, a small Titian portrait, and a stunning Antonello da Messina Crucifixion. It also has a wonderfully self-satisfied portrait of Louis XIV's gardener. Seeing the square and the museum would take half a day, but it's such a pleasant setting, taking more time and spending the night would not be a waste. Sibiu is very proud of its salami, by the way.

Visited July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Nice museum - make sure you get a guide”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

A good break from all Sibiu has for tourists, and one of the better museums in Romania.
The guide we had was very helpful with explanations of how the Museum came to be, and good stories on some paintings that otherwise we would have considered obscure.
A good collection of Flemish art, however the highlight is on the Romanian painting section. We spent most of the time on that side.

Plan to spend at least 90 minutes exploring.

Visited July 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bruckenthal Museum”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

It's something you can't skip. It's a MUST BE VISITED museum with excellent piece of paintings from all periods and from famoust painters.

Visited June 2013
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Metz, France
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

If you like art, you must see the romanian exhibition. It will let you voiceless! These artists would deserve to be more known over the world.
It is a must see, in the heart of the historic city of Sibiu.

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New York, NY
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“An excellent collection”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

There are many European masterpieces here, but our favorite part was the Romanian collection, and our first exposure to some excellent painters from Transylvania.

Visited May 2013
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