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National Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 2-4 Izvor Street | Palace of Parliament, Bucharest 050563, Romania
Phone Number:
+40 21 318 9137
10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Just Around the Block

I love contemporary art and looked forward to Bucharest’s museum. It was a beautiful day so decided to walk there. The museum is in the back of the Parliament Building - the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I love contemporary art and looked forward to Bucharest’s museum. It was a beautiful day so decided to walk there. The museum is in the back of the Parliament Building - the second largest building in the world – so it took me an hour and a half, most of which was spent walking around from the front to the... More 

Thank RiverLJB
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Entry 10 LEI. Photography allowed. Comprising five floors of exciting Romanian Contemporary art, this museum is a must visit for art lovers. If you don't have a car, it is a bit of a hike - but well worth the walk up the western side of the Palace of Parliament and in through the guarded gate - just tell the... More 

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Harlev, Arhus, Denmark
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely interesting. Few artists but large collection in fantastic surroundings. Don't try the cheese cake in the cafe

Thank Palle N
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We did not plan to visit but found while walking round the outside of the parliament building, which was closed. We got in an hour before closing on 31st December at 1pm. Nice collection on each floor which we could only access via the glass lifts at front of building.mc We don't find stairs. I really liked the lay out... More 

Thank eph9
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

If you like contemporary art like I do, you should visit the museum; if you do not know if you like it, than you really must visit the museum at least once; you will either feel enthusiastic or amazed by fresh ideas or just impressed by understanding how reality reflects into art or better how Art precedes reality or you... More 

Thank bogdanvv
Radom, Poland
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

During my visit in Museum, my phone has been broken in the security post during X-Ray scan. The phone fallen on the marble floor right from the scanner. Security told me that I should catch it, the museum supervisor repeatedly threw her phone on the floor to prove that it should not crash the screen and the gardener accused me... More 

1 Thank Pylas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I went mainly because I wanted to see the building. I do like contemporary art as well. A collection of Romanian and other Eastern European artists made a quite eclectic collection. The main exhibit on the ground floor when I was there was a contemporary and performance artist one of whose pieces consisted of meeting his friends in a square... More 

1 Thank PokerMagnate
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a walk to get there! So crazy far. It's cheap. But be aware - they don't accept credit cards. There used to be a cafe at 4th floor but it's shut down. The view was supposed to be amazing. It was not. Ok art gallery, strange and not impressing at all compared to what I've seen in Amsterdam etc.... More 

2 Thank Cathleen P
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is an ok little museum, located next to the Parliament building. The museum boasts a beautiful façade and features 4 floors (and 2 glass elevators). Exhibitions change a couple of times a year and the ones we saw were ranging from nice to absurd. Entrance is 10 Lei (apx. 2.50 US$) and photography costs another 10 LEi (yet this... More 

1 Thank TheShis
Brasov, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

this museum was founded at the initiative of former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase who is a great art and paintings lover;it reunites a great number of paintings of Romanian and foreign artists and can be visited on the occasion of visiting the Palace of Parliament

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