Suţu Palace is one of the oldest aristocratic mansions in the city. It’s one of the few buildings which have remained unchanged for more than 150 years. It was built by Costache Suţu in 1835, while the palace’s interior was designed in 1862 by Karl Storck, renowned sculptor and decorative artist.
In the second part of the 19th century, the first ball of each year took place here, in the month of February. The palace was a private residence until 1956 when it became the Municipality Museum of Bucharest’s new headquarters.
Visiting the museum it hosts now, gives you a glimpse into some of the history of the city with some very interesting permanent collections.
In the permanent collection, you can see the sword of the great ruler Constantin Brancoveanu (1654 – 1714) or a very interesting “Time of the city” exhibition with some very beautiful and old time-keeping devices. Alongside these, you will always find 2-4 temporary exhibitions or events
Situated literally just a few hundred meters away from the city center, it’s a great place to start exploring Bucharest.