The George Enescu National Museum is, just like most of the rest of the museums in Bucharest, set up in a palace, namely, the Cantacuzino Palace. The palace proper dates back to the early 20th century (built between 1901 and 1903), and at present it stands out as one of the most beautiful historical buildings in Bucharest, appealing by its splendid Art Nouveau style.

The decision of turning the Cantacuzino Palace into a museum dedicated to keeping alive the memory of George Enescu materialized in 1956, subsequently to the death of the composer, as the will of his wife (Maria Rosetti-Tescanu, former wife of the son of Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, the original owner of the palace) disposed.

The mission of the museum is to honor the life and work of George Enescu, one of the most celebrated Romanian composers who, in the course of its carrier, attained international reputation. Given the extent of its declared mission, the museum is also involved in organizing the famed George Enescu Festival. Enescu’s violins are a highlight of what one can admire inside the museum.

Besides the Cantacuzino Palace, which is home to the museum proper, the George Enescu National Museum has two other branches: the George Enescu Memorial House in Sinaia and the Dumitru and Alice Rosetti-Tescanu George Enescu section in Bacău.

George Enescu National Museum (Muzeul Naţional George Enescu)
141, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
0040 021 3181450
0040 021 3129182
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