Cantacuzino Palace

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Cantacuzino Palace
Palatul Cantacuzino
Palatul Cantacuzino, Calea Victoriei 141.jpg
Cantacuzino Palace is located in Romania
Cantacuzino Palace
Location within Romania
General information
Architectural styleFrench Baroque
Town or cityBucharest
Country Romania
Coordinates44°26′55″N 26°05′18″E / 44.4487°N 26.0883°E / 44.4487; 26.0883Coordinates: 44°26′55″N 26°05′18″E / 44.4487°N 26.0883°E / 44.4487; 26.0883
Completed1902
Design and construction
ArchitectIon D. Berindey

Cantacuzino Palace is located on Calea Victoriei no. 141, Bucharest, Romania. It was built by architect Ion D. Berindey in French Baroque/Art Nouveau style. Today it houses the George Enescu museum.[1]

History[edit]

Built in 1901–1903 for Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, mayor of Bucharest and former prime-minister. After his death, the building was inherited by his son Mihail G. Cantacuzino, who died prematurely in 1929. Mihail's wife Maria remarried in December 1939 with music composer George Enescu. The building – known as Cantacuzino Palace at the time – hosted the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in the eve of World War II.

After the death of George Enescu in 1955, his wife stated in her will that the palace would host a museum dedicated to the artist. In 1956, 'The National Museum George Enescu' was established.[2][3]

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Palatul Cantacuzino sau Muzeul George Enescu – București
  2. ^ National Institute of Historical Monuments – Cantacuzino palace Archived January 19, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Dan Berindei, Sebastian Boniface – Bucharest Travel Guide ', Ed. Sport-Tourism, Bucharest, 1980