The "George Enescu" National Museum

The "George Enescu" National Museum is just a few minutes’ walks away from the Mercure Bucharest City Center Hotel, being a wonderful place to spend a relaxing afternoon. In the magnificent Cantacuzino Palace that houses the "George Enescu" Museum, you can admire documents and personal belongings of the famous musician.

The "George Enescu" National Museum was founded in 1956, is housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in Bucharest, the Cantacuzino Palace. Easy to recognize thanks to the sumptuous entrance with a huge cover in Art Nouveau style, the building is a real architectural jewel built-in 1903 by Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, called “Nababul” (the Romanian word for the nabob). After his death, his son Michael and his wife Maruca took possession of the wonderful building. After the death of Mihail G. Cantacuzino, Maruca marries George Enescu, the couple living in the Cantacuzino Palace.
Following the death of the great composer, the building is transformed into a museum dedicated to the life and works of George Enescu.

The museum is open to the public from Tuesday until Sunday, between 10 and 17. Closed on Monday.

Ticket prices

Adults: 6 lei - 1,25 euro
Senior citizens: 3 lei – 0,63 euro

Tickets are free of charge for:

  • official delegations and other delegations in the cultural domain;
  • employees of: the Romanian museum’s network;
  • the National Research Institute for Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage;
  • the Ministry of Culture and other departments subordinated to the Ministry of Culture;
  • war veterans, persons with disabilities (including the person accompanying them);
  • preschoolers, children up to 18 years old need special care or have disabilities, the person accompanying them and children in need of social protection measures;
  • children up to 18 years old, during vacations;
  • professors, teachers, and students of music schools in Romania, as well as - Romanian students studying abroad, or holding scholarships given by the Romanian state;

The entrance is FREE on the 26th day of each month.

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