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About The Banffy Palace

An imposing former residence of the Austro-Hungarian governors, Banffy Palace was designed by the German architect, Johann Eberhard Blaumann, for the governor of the city, Banffy Gyorgy.

Built between 1774 and 1775, it is considered the most representative example of baroque style in Transylvania. In 1951, the palace became the home of the Cluj National Art Museum.

The 22 halls of the Banffy Palace display sculptures, graphics, weapons, furniture, carpets, and paintings by famous Romanian artists such as Nicolae Grigorescu (1838-1907), Theodor Aman (1831-1891) and Theodor Pallady (1871-1956). Both Grigorescu and Aman were influenced by the Barbizon group and the Impressionists, while Pallady spent many years in Paris and drew inspiration from Matisse.

Contact and information:

Address: Piata Unirii, no. 30, Cluj-Napoca
Phone: +4 0264.596.952

Opening hours:

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday and Tuesday: Closed


Adults: 4 lei
Children, pupils, students: 1 leu
People with disabilities: Free

Other fees

Photo fee: 15 lei
Video fee: 20 lei

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