The Şuţu Palace was built between 1833 and 1835, meaning it is part of the historical heritage of Bucharest. It bears the name of one of its original owners, Costache Grigore Şuţu. At that time, it was rated as one of the most stylish buildings in Bucharest and simultaneously, a hub of the social life of the high society of the capital.

The palace is marked by an obvious Neo-Gothic style, which is the merit of the two architects commissioned by the Costache Grigore Şuţu, back then a dignitary (postelnic), to design a sumptuous residence. We speak of Johan Veit and Konrad Schwink. The structure is flanked by four polygonal towers, and even at present it keeps most of its original decorative elements. In fact, it is to Karl Stork that the Şuţu Palace owes most of its decorative patrimony. Highlights refer to the decorated ceiling and to the copper chandelier coming down from it, to a Murano mirror and to a medallion which renders Irina Şuţu.

The Şuţu Palace is also remembered for the splendid garden laid out with exotic plants and populated with exotic birds. Unfortunately, the garden did not survived until now, given the XXth century brought a whole new fate to the Şuţu Palace. Thus, it was occupied by the German authorities during the First World War, and it successively became the headquarters of the mayoralty of Bucharest, and of sundry financial institutions.

The Museum of the Municipality of Bucharest was founded in 1959, and ever since it has been housed in the Şuţu Palace.

Name:
Şuţu Palace (Palatul Şuţu)
Address:
2, Blvd. I.C. Brătianu, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3156858
Fax:
0040 021 3102562
Email:
relatii.publice@muzeulbucurestiului.ro
Website:
www.muzeulbucurestiului.ro

2, Blvd. I.C. Brătianu, Bucharest, Romania

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