22 Spătarului Street, Bucharest, Romania, Postal code 020775

Telephone: (+4)


Museum opening hours

Summer hours (May - September)

Wednesday to Sunday, 11.00 to 19.00

Winter hours (October – April)

Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00 to 18.00

Ticket office closes 30 minutes prior to Museum closing time.

Closed on Monday, Tuesday, 1, 2, 24 January, Easter and Easter Monday, Whit Sunday and Whit Monday, May Day, 15 August, 1, 25 and 26 December.

New! Evening openings

The Theodor Pallady Museum is open every last Saturday of the month until 22.00.

Last admission 21.00.


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The museum brings centre stage a core selection of paintings by Theodor Pallady. Together with over 800 prints and drawings from the artist’s Parisian years, these are part of the Serafina and Gheorghe Răut collection, donated to the Romanian state at the end of the 1960s. The collection also comprises French, Dutch, English and Spanish paintings, European furniture and sculpture and a host of various objets d’art which speak eloquently about the manner in which Romanian inter-war intellectuals tried to emulate general trends.

The museum is hosted in the Melik House. A traditional merchant house, built in the second half of the 18th century, it is one of the earliest surviving examples of vernacular Bucharest architecture and the only one open to the public. The house is named after its most important owner, Iacob Melik, a strong supporter of the 1848 revolutionary movement, author of L’Orient devant L’Occident. While refurbishing the house, he keenly maintained traditional elements such as the first-floor verandah, the staircase and the wide eaves.