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Music at the Palace

George Enescu National Museum (Cantacuzino Palace)

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Why locals love it

George Enescu is the internationally acclaimed Romanian composer, celebrated by an international music festival held in Bucharest every second year. The museum is housed by one of Bucharest’s flamboyant palaces, commissioned in the early 1900s in French Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo style by the wealthy statesman Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino.

Why you should visit it

The museum gives a comprehensive overview of the composer’s life and works: photographs, musical instruments and original scores, conducting batons, dress coat, medals and diplomas. As he did not feel at home in the overwhelmingly ornate palace, he and his wife lived in the servants’ building behind the palace (open for visitors).

Special tip

Musical events are occasionally held in the palace – ask the curator to find out more.

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5 Comments

Very cool museum
George
Local
May 17, 2020
perfectly preserved 1900s french style palace in the heart of the city
Livia & friends
Local
February 20, 2020
Very nice museum
Dorel
Local
October 15, 2019
Nice architecture and exhibition(small but orderly), the exterior maintainese remains in a good condition. worth to have a visit if you stay about 2 days in bucharest.
Stacy
Local
March 19, 2018
history !
Mike
Local
November 16, 2016

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