Art Museum


This airy museum in an atrium is heavy on 19th-century realism and landscapes, including those by Nicolae Grigorescu, whose pointillist and Impressionist paintings anticipated more modern movements. Our favourite has to be his Study of a Cow. The upper level is given over to the dark abstract modernist Ion Alin Gheorghiu.

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1. Archaeological Park

0.14 MILES

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2. Folk Art Museum

0.24 MILES

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3. Geamia Hunchiar Mosque

0.27 MILES

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4. Naval History Museum

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5. Great Synagogue


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7. Statue of Ovid

0.47 MILES

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8. Roman Mosaic

0.52 MILES

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