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National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul National de Arta al Romaniei) Tours and Activities

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National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul National de Arta al Romaniei)
Housed in the majestic former Royal Palace, which stands on Revolution Square and dates from 1812, the National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul National de Arta al Romaniei) opened in 1947; it was subsequently badly damaged in the Romanian Revolution of 1989, which saw the downfall and death of Communist despot Nicolae Ceaușescu. The museum reopened fully in 2005, displaying three major collections spread over three floors of the palace, and is now regarded as Romania’s premier art gallery.

The European Paintings and Sculpture galleries include mighty Old Master treasures from the private collection of King Charles I – the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco and the Impressionists – while the Romanian Medieval collections feature glittering silver icons, rare manuscripts and stone sculptures in the Lapidarium, found in the restored cellars of the palace. The Romanian Modern galleries are jam-packed with works such as modernist sculptures by Constantin Brancuşi, the best-known of Romania’s 20th-century artists.

An ever-changing selection of temporary exhibitions highlights the best of contemporary Romanian art, from installations to photography, drawings and prints. The museum is currently in the process of handing back artwork stolen from Romanian nationals in the Soviet-era late 1940s, and guided tours of the palace’s sumptuous royal apartments are now available, at a cost of 20 lei.

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Open May–Sept Wed–Sun 11am–7pm; Oct–Apr Wed–Sun 10am–6pm. Admission adults 15 lei; seniors & students 7.5 lei; free first Wednesday of every month. Take the metro to Piaţa Romană or Universitate.
Address: Calea Victoriei 49-53, Bucharest 010063, Romania
Hours: May–Sept Wed–Sun 11am–7pm; Oct–Apr Wed–Sun 10am–6pm
Admission: 15 lei
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Bucharest Past and Present - Step by Step Private Walking 3hrs Tour

Bucharest Past and Present - Step by Step Private Walking 3hrs Tour

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Uncover Bucharest’s past and present on this city walking tour and discover must-sees such as Revolution Square, Curta Veche, and Lipscani Street. Benefit from the personalized attention of your private guide as you stroll between sights and be immersed in the lively ambiance as you learn about the city’s unique history, from the First World War to the final days of Communism.
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Bucharest and Beyond Private Full-Day Tour

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Discover the best of Bucharest and beyond on a private, full-day tour of the Romanian capital and two of the most important sites just outside the city. Trace the history of Bucharest, from traditional farm origins to its former Belle Epoch glory as the 'Paris of the East' through the Communist era and into a thriving modern European capital. Then head into the countryside to visit the Romanian Renaissance Mogosoaia Palace and the Snagov Monastery, legendary burial site of Dracula inspiration Vlad the Impaler.
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Dracula,The Good (Monarchy),the Bad (Communism) and the Evil (Ceausescu)

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On this walking tour, by far the most complete you can find, we will walk you through the bloody times of Dracula and the last 150 years of Romania's history (the modern Monarchy, the Golden Age of Bucharest - the interwar period, the rise and fall of the communism and the dictator Ceausescu). Besides,you will hear the naked truth about Dracula and the Romanian Revolution in 1989 and what similarities to Kennedy's assassination are. . You will learn how people’s life was under the oppressive dictator Ceausescu. Real stories you cannot miss out from our guide who actually lived that period. It is not just a tour, it is an experience and the stories you will hear will offer you the possibility to understand better the people not only in this country, but also in this part of the world.
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Museums and Galleries walking tour in Bucharest

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One of the most romantic capitals in Europe- Bucharest! All Romanians will tell you that there capital is called “Little Paris”! Was Bucharest once Roman city? What constitutes Romanian contemporary art? Are you ready to experience excitement of modern art in the Zorzini Gallery! Quiet and charming tree-lined streets with Art Deco villas will leave you speechless during walk around the Old city. With local charismatic guide, you will visit National History Museum, National Art Museum, National Art Galleries, and Houses of Parliament. Don’t forget to get some souvenirs in Neogalateca shop!
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Royal Bucharest

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The tour is centered upon the Royal period of Romania, that was one of the most interesting for Romania, a time when economy was flourishing. Many nice buildings and institutions date from this period of time. Some of the most important ones we want to see during this tour.
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Bucharest Private Tour: Life in Communism Exploration Game

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Embark on a quest around Bucharest by solving clues that will lead you to the most iconic communist places in the city, all on your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own Palace of Parliament, Revolution Square, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Rebirth Memorial, and more. + Visit buildings and places that have been unchanged since the communist regime + See the People's Palace, the 2nd-largest building in the world + Follow clues and find the CEC Palace, Revolution Square, and Kretzulescu Church + Find out how Ceausescu was deceived by another president + Find out real stories about the Ceausescu family and the life in communism Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place will be unlocked. Book now!
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Airport Pick-up and Panoramic Bucharest - Private 1hr Tour

Airport Pick-up and Panoramic Bucharest - Private 1hr Tour

Welcome to Romania! Whatever the purpose of your visit may be, we will make sure you get to your hotel or any other drop-off location in Bucharest, hassle-free, on time and at a decent rate. So take this off your mind and book our transfer Airport to Bucharest with a wonderful Panoramic Bucharest Tour included, featuring the Top Attractions of our city. SafeTours: We have implemented the recommended measures for prevention and disinfection against the coronavirus to ensure the safety of travelers and guides/drivers. Look for our other exclusive Concept Theme Private Experience Tours on Viator by entering the titles below in the above search field: > Famous Castles - Peles and Bran Dracula Castle - Private Day Tour > Communism Investigation - Private Day Tour by Car > Dracula’s Tomb and Mystical Monasteries > Village Museum, Mogosoaia Palace and Snagov Monastery > Earth Explorers - Salt Mine and Muddy Volcanoes - Private Day Tour > Transylvanian Fortifications - 2 Days Tour
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Private Full-Day Bucharest City Highlights Tour with Pickup

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This is a comprehensive Bucharest tour that takes you through the city’s past and recent history, and to the most emblematic attractions. I will provide you with plenty of insights into Romanian history (including communist and post-communist history) and local culture. This tour is a mix of essential sightseeing and flexibility -all at your pace. We conveniently use the car to transfer to different areas of interest. We cover the key areas and landmarks, but I also try to throw in things considering your special interest. Please have in mind that I can adapt the tour to suit your preference or needs – like having more or less walk, as you wish. We have a mid-point lunch break, but I will be happy to stop for a coffee or refreshing drink along the way. End up the tour with a stroll in the pedestrian Old Town, a bustling place full of restaurants, pavement cafes and bars, hub of nightlife Bucharest is famous for, also home to iconic landmarks.
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National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul National de Arta al Romaniei) hours of operation: May–Sept Wed–Sun 11am–7pm; Oct–Apr Wed–Sun 10am–6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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