National Art Museum (Muzeul National de Arta)
Address: Calea Victoriei 49-53
Open: Wed. – Sun.. 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (May – September);
Wed. – Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (October – April); Closed Mon. & Tue.
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, 1st and 2nd of January, the first and the second day of Easter, the first and the second day of Pentecost, 1 May, the 15th of August, 1, 25 and 26 December
Romania’s leading art museum was founded in 1948 to house the former Royal Collection, which included Romanian and European art dating from the 15th to the 20th century.
Romania’s leading art museum was founded in 1948 to house the former Royal Collection, which included Romanian and European art dating from the 15th to the 20th century. Located in the neoclassical former Royal Palace, set amid a wealth of historic buildings such as the Romanian Athenaeum, Kretzulescu Church and the Hotel Athenee Palace-Hilton, the museum currently exhibits over 100,000 works divided into two major sections. Its National Gallery features the works of major Romanian artists, including Grigorescu, Aman and Andreescu. There is also a roomful of early Brancusi sculpture, such as you won’t find anywhere else, demonstrating how he left his master, Rodin, behind in a more advanced form of expression. The European Gallery, comprising some 15 rooms, displays little-known art gems from the likes of El Greco, Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, Breughels (father and son) Cezanne and Rubens. If you only have time to visit one gallery, make it the Romanian one. It is the most complete collection of Romanian works of art in the country and quite possibly, the world.
The Gallery of European Art 8 LEI
The National Gallery (the Gallery of Romanian Medieval Art, the Gallery of Romanian Modern Art and the Treasure) 10 LEI
Combined tickets – The Gallery of European Art + the National Gallery (Treasure included) 15 LEI
First Wednesday of the month: free
The museum offers guided tours in Romanian, English and French for groups of up to 25 persons. Advance booking (3 days) is required.
Fees for a guided tour Romanian English, French
1 – 25 persons 70 LEI/hour 150 LEI/hour
Audio guide fee: 10 LEI / person (Romanian / English / French)
Photography and video recording:
Photography and video recording are allowed for private purposes only. No flash and/or tripods can be used.
Fees for amateurs:
– 50 LEI (photography)
– 50 LEI (video recording)
Fees for professionals:
– 2,000 LEI / hour (photography)
– 2,000 LEI / hour (video recording)
How to get to the museum:
Piaţa Romană; Universitate
Sala Palatului, Ştirbei Vodă – 178;
Luterană – 126, 368;
Bd. N. Bălcescu – 122, 268, 300, 368
Grădina Cişmigiu, Universitate – 122, 137, 336, 601
Grădina Cişmigiu, Universitate – 61, 66, 69, 70, 85, 90, 91, 92
Sala Palatului, Hilton Hotel, Piaţa Revoluţiei