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Muzeul Curtea Veche

27-31 Franceza Street | in Old Town, Bucharest 030104, Romania
+40 21 314 0375
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not worth a detour

the official site says The Old Princely Court Museum (Curtea Veche) houses the oldest historical... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chrissie M
Vlad the Impaler!

Having just visited "Dracula's Castle" in Bran in the morning, it was nice to see the bust of him... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Tacoma, WA
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27-31 Franceza Street | in Old Town, Bucharest 030104, Romania
+40 21 314 0375
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the official site says The Old Princely Court Museum (Curtea Veche) houses the oldest historical testimonies of Bucharest, dating from the 13th century. but it has been closed for 2 years and you can only look through the railings at the ruins from a distance....More

Thank Chrissie M
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Having just visited "Dracula's Castle" in Bran in the morning, it was nice to see the bust of him in Bucharest in the evening. I enjoyed my stroll through Old Town because in addition to the many pubs and shops, there were also plenty of...More

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Few people know that the remnants of this palace are linked to Vlad the Impaler the ruler of Walachia also known as Vlad Dracul or Dracula and who is mistakenly linked to the castle of Bran just because he lived there for a period ;...More

Thank Ulysses336
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I was and still am fascinated by this Vlad the Impaler who keeps watch over the ruins of this old medieval court. It is situated in the Old Town (the Old Town is just across the Intercontinental hotel) on the str Franceza. A robust bust...More

Thank Kertesz
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We sought this site out after seeing Bran Castle and hearing about Vlad the Impaler. This is a medieval palace he had built but currently is in ruins. It is worth walking by to get a feeling for the history of it all. Not much...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

There are some ruminants of building foundation scattered about and a nice bust of Vlad but that's about it. It's good for a walk by if you are in the area but I wouldn't seek it out. It was locked up after we did seek...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 11 December 2016

There's absolutely no need to spend the mare 1US$ for this museum, as most of the exhibits can be seen from the street (and there're not that many of them to begin with). The bust of Dracula provides a lovely photo-op, but that's about it.

1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This palace is thought to be one of the residences of Vlad III - which is AWESOME. There are ruins outside that are visible from the street and from the patio of restaurant Crama Domneasca. A bust of Vlad is also located on the site...More

Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A relatively small place. Not really a museum, just the few remaining ruins of a castle. Not bad, but there much better things to see in Bucharest.

Thank G V
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I asked the guard and a nearby shopkeeper and both gave me the impression it has been closed for some time with no plans to reopen soon. I came to visit midweek and there were no workmen or signs of current renovating. Shame as it...More

Thank Warren S
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