Museum of the National Bank of Romania

Museum of the National Bank of Romania

Museum of the National Bank of Romania
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  • Universitate (University) • 5 min walk
  • Piaţa Unirii 1 / Piaţa Unirii 2 (Union Square) • 9 min walk
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DaiseeH
San Francisco, CA42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The entry to this place is free, though you need to book the tour. There are instructions on their website - you need to send in some kind of an id ( passport or drivers licence number ) over the email. The tour guide gets a print out of the email and cross checks the id.

My tour guide was Mihai. I was the only one ( it was a working day morning ) and essentially got a private tour. 200% kudos to Mihai for making the tour interesting.

This building is impressive. There is an old and new bank - two buildings that are tastefully joined.

The artifacts are definitely worth spending time on.

Took me about 45 minutes to leisurely look through the museum. If there are more people in the group, it may take slightly longer.
Written 16 October 2019
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AdinaMih
Bucharest, Romania28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
I passed by the building of the National Bank of Romania probably thousands of times before. That is why it was a highlight for me to see its interiors. The visit was with a guide and it's free but you must make a reservation in advance. You get to see the main rooms in both sides: the new and old palaces and the collections of old coins (mostly from Romania). The decor is superb and well kept, the guiding very interesting but some fun facts and you get to see how 70 kg of gold look like. Just amazing! All Romanians should visit this place!
Written 23 January 2018
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Menq
Newport, UK9,203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
The Museum of the National Bank (also known as the BNR Museum) is reacheable from the new palace's famous entrance, the one with the big granite columns. The both palaces are very nice from outside, but wait to see the interior, as there is absolutely stunning. The museum presents a history of the Leu and the others currency that circulated in the Romanian territory and also the gold treasury. The presentation is very good, the guide was very informative through the 1 hour and 30 minutes of the tour. The entrance is free, but every visitor or group must make an appointment via muzeul@bnro.ro e-mail address.
Written 5 June 2015
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
However by appointment only. request a guided tour via the website selecting a time and they get back to you within 24hrs. It is well worth the process as we found the guide and tour, to be very welcoming and informative. She explained all about the beautiful building and showed us a vey ornate room(the boardroom in particular). The highlight was seeing the vault room where 3million dollars worth of gold bars and coins are on display. If you have time this is definitely a must do/see/visit.
Written 2 February 2017
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mishu1964
Bucharest, Romania291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
I went to visit this museum on February the 8th, and it was fantastic. Is hard to summarize in a few words, you need to go there, even is just to see a Grigorescu painting (Rodica). A 1-1.30 hour trip back to history. What can I say, The present governor of this bank was included in Guinness Book as the longest governor of a bank, and after 1990 he was the one who tried and success to restore this museum. But to see this museum you need to enter the site bank and make an appointment first, you need to fill in some data, but is not complicated. A very nice museum, I want to go there again.
Written 15 February 2016
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dec1991
Frimley23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
I booked onto a tour at the bank and since we visited out of season, it was just the guide and my group. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit, which lasted about an hour. You get to see the interior of the bank and some of their valuable collections of gold and banknotes. The tour is free but make sure you book 2 days in advance and bring your passports!
Written 18 January 2018
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Bronte K
Adelaide, Australia214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
This is a must see tour. It's free and we were totally entertained by the excellent Vasile our information officer. He brought the early history of Romania to life through stories of the construction of the two stunning 'palaces' of the National Bank. The stories of the Romanian currency and gold bullion were equally as engaging which surprised us. I would rank this with Palace of Parliament on your holiday list. Bookings are available online. Just remember to take your passport for ID.
Written 28 April 2017
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Milton S
Las Vegas, NV67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The solo tour was very educational saw some amazing pictures and video on bucarest the ticket also included a visit to the bucarest toy museum
Written 8 October 2023
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Nesi B
Glasgow, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Yours are free and they feel private. You get the chance to see a lot of valuable coins and hear about their interesting history. Best part was that we had the chance to see the gold room that had in it around 60kg of solid gold.
Written 13 December 2017
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Hasegawa U
53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
quite near my hotel so I just stop by. Way better than expected. beautiful, gorgeus both inside and outside.
Written 9 February 2017
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