Nicolae Grigorescu Museum


This small museum and memorial is dedicated to the country's most famous artist, Nicolae Grigorescu (1838–1907). Grigorescu studied in Paris with Pierre-Auguste Renoir and much of his mature work revolved around landscapes and peasant life, though his depictions of battles and prisoners, produced while volunteering at the front during the Romanian Independence War, are also renowned.

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1. Cathedral of St John the Baptist

18.39 MILES

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2. Culture Palace

18.56 MILES

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3. Sinaia Monastery

18.61 MILES

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4. Synagogue

18.72 MILES

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5. History & Archaeology Museum

18.84 MILES

Not far from the Museum of Oil, you’ll find the decent History & Archaeology Museum. Housed in a former girls’ school dating from 1865, it has a room…

7. Art Museum

18.9 MILES

The collection at this art museum, housed in a grand Empire-style mansion, is strong on Romanian greats from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

8. Zoo

18.9 MILES

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