In fact Enescu preferred a life of simplicity and he and his wife chose to live in a smaller town house that previously housed the administrative staff of the palace; this house is located behind the main palace.
Nowadays the palace houses the George Enescu Museum which displays the musicians manuscripts (scores of his compositions) and personal belongings like one of his first violins.
The beautiful facade is adorned with mosaics of five Romanian rulers.
On the inside there are scenes from Romanian history.
More than 30,000 trees and plants were brought in from the Romanian mountains to be planted on the 17 hectares park. The Museum of Romanian Peasant is the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award for year 1996.
A short visit to the museum will convince you that the award is well deserved.
Starting with 1948 the palace houses the National Art Museum and it displays an extensive collection of Romanian and European art dating from the 15th to the 20th century.
This is Bucharest's most prestigious concert hall and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.