Cultural Highlights in Bucharest: The Art Collections Museum

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Located in the former Romanit Palace, the Art Collections Museum from Bucharest hosts over 40 private art collections donated by their owners to the Romanian state. 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

Housed in a monumental building that dates from the beginning of the 19th century, the Art Collections Museum was 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 art works, are a valuable testimony of their former owners’ love and knowledge of art. Their diversity and complexity is overwhelming. In just a couple of hours you get to discover the works of some of the best-known Romanian painters such as 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 a day to remember.

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