Craiova is the city where you can stroll through Romania’s most beautiful historic center, renovated in “La Belle Epoque” style, featuring 600 historical monuments of national interest. Many historical figures, such as Neagoe Basarab, Matei Basarab, Constantin Brâncoveanu, Mihai Viteazul, Tudor Vladimirescu, and Constantin Brâncuși, are connected to Craiova.
One of the most remarkable nationally significant architectural artworks in Craiova is the Jean Mihail Palace, an opulent construction named after one of the wealthiest individuals of the interwar period. The palace, built between 1898 and 1907 by architect Paul Gottereau for Constantin (Dinu) Mihail, houses the Art Museum, preserved in its glory and recently rehabilitated.
Considered one of the most beautiful civil architectural monuments in the city, the sumptuous palace embodies European eclectic architecture and French academicism, incorporating late Baroque elements. Its uniqueness lies in both rich interior and exterior ornamental architecture, the exceptional quality materials used in its design, and avant-garde facilities for that period.
Craiova is the city where you can stroll through Romania’s most beautiful historic center, renovated in „La Belle Epoque” style, with historical monuments, many of national
The Art Museum – Jean Mihail Palace, Oltenia Museum) house masterpieces and artifacts, ranging from works by Constantin Brâncuși to the skull of a woman, 30,000 years old.
Sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, a disciple of Rodin, is the most important figure shaped in Craiova. While Paris dedicates an entire museum to him, the Art Museum of Craiova exhibits the most significant collection of his works in Romania, including a unique, spacious glass space dedicated solely to him.
Within the museum, you can admire the Collection of Romanian Art, the Collection of European Art, and the Brâncuși Center.
Monday, Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Sunday – 10 am to 5 pm
Adults – 3 Euro
Children/Students – 2 Euro
The Brâncuși Center, located in the underground of the Art Museum, is an interactive tourist center, unique in the world. It features a gallery spanning 1200 square meters, workshops for discourse and creation, performance halls, and exhibitions. Above all is the glass “egg” signed by Dorin Ştefan. The museum complex is a modern, airy space designed along the lines of major European capitals’ museums, offering concise information on walls for hurried visitors or more detailed insights on electronic panels and continuously running documentaries for in-depth exploration.
Monday, Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Sunday – 10 am to 10 pm
The Christmas Market in Craiova is one of the most beautiful in Europe, according to the previous ranking by European Best Destinations. The enchanting setting is created by unique stalls painted by talented artists, a towering Christmas tree over 20 meters tall, impressive lights, a 700-square-meter ice rink, and a magical atmosphere enhanced by Santa’s workshop, where children can paint and create decorations with the help of elves. Enjoying sweets, savoring delicious culinary treats, shopping for Christmas gifts for loved ones, and listening to carols complete the festive experience.
The daily program and the order of visits can be modified, while fully respecting the visits mentioned in the program. The hotel and transportation categories comply with local standards. The rates are valid for the conditions mentioned above.
Any changes to the period, the number of participants, or other conditions will result in modifications to the offer.