George Enescu Museum (Cantacuzino Palace), Bucharest

George Enescu Museum (Cantacuzino Palace), Bucharest

Situated on one of Bucharest's oldest streets, Calea Victoriei, the Cantacuzino palace was built in 1898-1900 for the eponymous head of the Romanian Council of Ministers, Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino. The building features French Baroque style of the Ludovic XVI period. The interior is decorated with fabulous monumental paintings by G.D. Mirea, Costin Petrescu, Arthur Verona, as well as sculptures by Frederick Storck and Em. Becker. It has an impressive facade with marble steps, two stone lions and a shell shaped cover.

In 1956 the Cantacuzino Palace became home to the George Enescu Museum which is dedicated to the famous Romanian composer and musician. Its collection includes Enescu's personal things, including the violin he received at the age of 4, numerous diplomas and medals, musical writings, etc.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sight Name: George Enescu Museum (Cantacuzino Palace)
Sight Location: Bucharest, Romania (See walking tours in Bucharest)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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