The Royal Palace of Bucharest, known as Palace of the Republic between 1948 and 1990, is a monumental building situated in the capital of Romania, on Calea Victoriei. The Palace in its various incarnations served as official residence for the Kings of Romania until 1947, when the communist regime was installed after Michael I of Romania's forced abdication. Since 1950 the Palace hosts the National Museum of Art of Romania. The former Romanian royal family currently uses Elisabeta Palace as its official residence in Bucharest.
The Palace is the largest and most significant royal residence in the country, containing emblematic official spaces such as the Throne Hall, the Royal Dining Hall and the monumental Voivodes' Staircase. An equestrian statue of the first king of Romania, Carol I stands in the center of a large square in front of it, traditionally known as the "Palace Square", but renamed "Revolution Square" after the Romanian revolution of 1989.
Wed - Sun
May - Sep: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Oct - Apr: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed on: Mon, Tue, Jan 1, 2, the first and the second day of Easter, the first and the second day of Pentecost, May 1, Aug 15, Nov 30, Dec 1, 25 and 26
The ticket desks and the museum shop close 30 min. prior to the closing.
The Gallery of European Art: RON 8
The National Gallery: RON 10
Combined tickets: RON 15
Reduced ticket price: 50% discount
Every first Wed of the month: free of charge
Phone +40 21 313 30 30
Address Calea Victoriei 49-53, 70101 Bucharest, Romania
Coordinates 44°26'22.533" N 26°5'45.3" E