The National Museum of Art of Romania showcases the most important and the most comprehensive collection of fine art works in the country. It was set up in the former Royal Palace of Bucharest, a historical building which dates back to 1837, originally erected by order to Alexandru Ghica. The proximity to the Romanian Athenaeum enhances the tourist visibility of the museum, though, if truth be told, the museum is, regardless of its surroundings, a sight in itself not to be missed out by visitors of Bucharest.

The artistic patrimony of the museum is divided into two galleries, namely, the National Gallery and the European Art Gallery. The National Gallery exhibits works by celebrated Romanian artists, such as Theodor Aman and Nicolae Grigorescu, not to mention the extensive collection of sculptures by Constatin Brâncuşi, perhaps the most famed Romania-born artist with consistent contribution to the history of international art.

The European Art Gallery showcases works by Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, El Greco, Cezanne and Rubens, just to list the most resonant names. Briefly put, the National Museum of Art of Bucharest is, perhaps, the most rewarding stop on the sightseeing tour of the city for visitors driven by artistic interests. Note that the Art Collections Museum, the Zambaccian Museum and the Theodor Pallady Museum open their gates under the patronage of the National Museum of Art, being managed as branches of the latter.

National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul Naţional de Artă din România)
49-53, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
0040 021 3133030
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