The museum is also known as Cantacuzino Palace because it belonged to Grigore Cantacuzino, one of the richest men of the late 19th century – beginning of the 20th century. The palace, built between 1898 and 1900 after the drawings of I.D. Berindei, has a Rococo and neo-classic style which is embellished by Art-Nouveau elements.
The entrance, covered by an intricate roof and guarded by two lions is the main element of the façade.
After Grigore Cantacuzino’s death, the palace was inherited by his son who died in 1929, leaving thepalace to his wife. The last one married later George Enescu, the famous Romanian composer. He leaved in the small house behind the palace.
The museum exhibits a large collection of objects which belonged to the great composer, documents, musical instruments, paintings. The small house exhibits a valuable portrait of George Enescu signed by Corneliu Baba and pieces of furniture from the time of the composer.
The Schedule of the George Enescu Museum:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
Entrance fee: RON6
Address: 141 Victoriei Avenue
Link: The George Enescu Museum