Cultural Highlights in Bucharest: The Art Collections Museum

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The Art Collections Museum from Bucharest is definitely in the top three art museums to visit in Romania’s capital. You can easily lose yourself for hours in this wonderful universe where you can admire over 40 private art collections. Some of the collections have hundreds of objects while some only a few, but each of them is a representative piece of this must-see Bucharest museum.

Art Collection Museums

Art variety in a sumptuous location

Housed in a monumental building that dates from the beginning of the 19th century, the Art Collections Museum opened in 1978. Today, it extends on all three levels of the former Romanit Palace, one of the most iconic buildings on Victoriei Avenue.

Its rich collections, with over 12,000 artworks, are a valuable testimony of their former owners’ love and knowledge of art. Their diversity and complexity are overwhelming. In just a couple of hours, you will get to discover the creations of some of the best-known Romanian painters —Nicolae Tonitza, Dimitrie Ghiata, Theodor Aman, Theodor Pallady, Alexandru Ciucurencu, Nicolae Grigorescu —, alongside Asian sculptures, Oriental rugs and ceramics, old Romanian religious icons and fine French furniture from the past centuries.

Just remember you need at least three hours for a proper visit. If you’re looking to spend all day exploring art collections, we suggest you buy a joint ticket for the Art Collections Museum and the National Museum of Art, located only a few minutes away, in the former Royal Palace from the Revolution Square. It will definitely be an art day to remember.

Travel tips

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The Art Collections Museum is open every last Saturday of the month until 10 pm.

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Diana is a tourism consultant, tour guide, travel writer and amateur photographer, focusing on sustainable tourism practices and destinations. You can find Diana Condrea on Twitter and Google+

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