Must-see Bucharest Museums

Theodor Aman Museum
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Melik - Theodor Palady Museum
Melik - Theodor Palady MuseumPhoto source:
Palatul Sutu - Bucharest museum
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Village Museum
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Bucharest does feature a lot of museums on its map. While many may recommend you The Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, The National Museum of Art or maybe the Romanian Peasant Museum, we believe that others deserve the “must-see” tag. It’s up to you to decide what is worth a visit after cross checking your list with ours.

Theodor Aman Museum is the oldest art museum in Bucharest and we think of it as one of the best. This cosy place is like an instant pass to the 19th century atmosphere. We find the neoclassic building, seeing most of Theodor Aman’s art work (paintings, sculptures, murals) and the amazing interior decoration at least exciting.

While you are here you can also pay a visit to Artmark, an a-m-a-z-i-n-g art gallery that sits just across Aman Museum. Cesianu-Racoviță Palace hosts the art gallery and it is itself a real Renaissance masterpiece with a pretty fascinating history. If this isn’t convincing enough, maybe seeing the best Romanian paintings is.

Melik is the oldest house in Bucharest. It “only” has 250 years of tremendous stories to tell. We believe this alone is a strong argument to see it. Shall we mention that it hosts The Theodor Palady Museum, it has a great art collection waiting to be explored and genuinely great interiors?

Suţu Palace is another must-see when in Bucharest. There is no more fancy aristocrat dances hold here like back in the days. You can just find The Bucharest Municipality Museum inside the breathtaking Neo-Gothic building and some cool history and art related exhibitions to have a look at.

“Dimitrie Gusti” Village Museum is the most original of all. This big, open-air museum features representative houses from every part of the country and we find it iconic for the Romanian culture. The museum is located in the middle of Herastrau Park and is the dreamlike set for some pretty awesome festivals, fairs and creative camps.