Brukenthal National Museum is an emblematic building for Sibiu because is the first museum in Romania and Central Europe (open to the public in 1817). The Museum is named after Baron von Brukenthal, the only representatant of the Saxon community which had important functions in the eighteenth century.
In the period 2006-2009, the museum has been completely renovated and exterior spaces have been landscaped with seating facilities for visitors. Also, the museum expands with two new spaces: Contemporary Art Gallery and Romanian Art Gallery.
In addition, in the basement of the Museum you can discover Gothic exhibition and collection of 100 gyps copies after famous sculptures.
Downstairs, you are invited to discover the Transylvanian stone sculpture from XIII-XIX centuries, the cabinet of prints and drawings and the cabinet of cartography.
On the first floor, you will find reception parlors that preserves original wallpaper, silk and cloth with oriental motifs, crystal chandeliers and earthenware stoves brought from Vienna. On the same floor you’ll learn the secrets of medieval Transylvanian art, features of German and Austrian painting, but also impressive Anatolian carpets, Ottoman carpets used as prayer rugs.
On the top floor are masterpieces of Brukenthal Collection, a collection of Flemish, Dutch and Italian paintings.
For more details see the website of the museum.