Suppose you decide to take a day trip to Bucharest. One place you shouldn’t miss, especially if you’re an art lover, is the Nottara Memorial Museum in the capital.
The Nottara Memorial Museum was established in 1956 through a donation initiated by Ana Nottara, the wife of composer Constantin C. Nottara. The museum is located on the ground and first floors of the house, built in 1931 with the help of a financial contribution from the Syndicate of Dramatic Artists and a group of admirers symbolically called “Casa Nottara”.
Constantin C. Nottara studied in Paris and Berlin, was a professor at the Conservatory, violinist and orchestra conductor, drawing inspiration from the diversity of Romanian folklore. He composed symphonies, chorales, lieder, opera and ballet music.
The museum has an extensive library containing 7300 items (belles-lettres, plays, journals, dictionaries and music scores), Louis XVI furniture, oriental tables, inter-war paintings, figurines and Severes and Alt Wien porcelain. These objects were collected by musician Constantin C. Nottara during his travels through Europe, where he gave many concerts.
The collection includes photographs, official documents, diplomas and medals, personal items, and decorative objects received as gifts for various celebrations.
The Nottara Memorial Museum still retains the atmosphere of a 1930s residence. Its memorial value is highlighted by the details of the interior ambience, maintained unchanged from Constantin C. Nottara’s heyday. Nottara. Today, the museum operates under a contract that allows it to rent the building at 105 Dacia Boulevard.
So if you’ve never been here and want to enjoy a little treasure of Romania’s capital, you shouldn’t miss this tourist attraction. On the other hand, you should remember that to enjoy all that Bucharest offers, you must book a few good days. Bucharest might not seem like a city with much to offer regarding sights. Still, it’s worth mentioning that architectural gems like the Nottara Memorial Museum deserve your full attention.
In another vein, taking Bucharest for a stroll can be a way of discovering how many beautiful things and places this city hides that have not gone untouched by the modern influences typical of all European cities. On the plus side, you can still find historical sights here, which retain their naturalness and purity.
The Nottara Memorial Museum is just one example of this. Still, the list goes on with many other buildings that will delight your eyes and are well worth your time and attention.
Stay tuned to this blog to discover other tourist attractions in Bucharest!