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Brukenthal National Museum

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Address: Piata Mare 5, Sibiu 550163, Romania
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We were told that this museum has the second best art collection in Romania. It has two sections- non Romanian (largely European) art, and Romanian art. The European... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told that this museum has the second best art collection in Romania. It has two sections- non Romanian (largely European) art, and Romanian art. The European collection contains several masterpieces.The lighting is good. Also some rooms are decorated as they were when the castle was occupied

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a short visit to the state apartments in the second floor - some beautiful old masters - Cranach, Memling, Brugal's Slaughter of the Innocents, a Van Dyke etc. Less keen on the first floor - typical 16th century paintings of a style you can see in many galleries. Gorgeous architecture (multi-pitched roof) though.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You pay quite a lot to see copies of renown paintings, the original being kept under lock and key in Bucharest!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good museum, but it wasn't that big and beautiful. One of the best parts of it, the Library, was closed for renovation.

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Thank Puri P
craiova
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For less than 9 euros you can see a 200 years old museum, one of the first museum in East Europe..it is so important to see the art work , furniture set, clocks, etc..it's like a travel back in time, in XIX.century.. History, art, amazing pictures... Do not miss it!

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went this morning and avoided the hail. Some of the artwork is better lit and displayed than others but it was a worthwhile couple of hours and at a little over £3 each for pensioners, excellent value. We also enjoyed seeing the furniture and collections displayed. The courtyard would be pleasant on a sunny day, but today was certainly... More 

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Szeged, Hungary
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only huge number of paitings but also an oriental collection, original furniture and wall papers are on display. It is woth to visit if you are interested in paintings. It is really tiresome, especially for kids. Unfortunately many paintings are far from the visitor area and it is not possible to read the titles or observe the artwork precisely.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I was here two days ago and opted just for the European art side as the Romanian art is just 18-20th centuries. There are two separate tickets and combined is a bit pricey for Romania. There is also a separate exorbitant fee for taking photos. The European art collection is mildly interesting in my opinion, having seen hundreds of museums... More 

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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Nice overview of the cultural history of the town and the area. Very rich collection nicely displayed in an interesting building (former nobleman's residence and town hall.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is more expensive part of touring this city but well worth it. Don't bother paying to take pictures. Others have already and posted them online. Nothing like seeing it with your own eyes. Art is never the same when digitized. The inner courtyard is beautiful and the basement part is very funny and entertaining!

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