‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza’ Memorial Museum of Ruginoasa

‘ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA’ MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF RUGINOASA

The palace was built between 1800 and 1811 by Săndulache Sturdza. In 1862, his son auctioned off the building and this was bought by Alexandru Ioan Cuza, to be his summer residence. Elena Cuza, his wife, was the one who chose and purchased the furniture from Paris. After Cuza’s death, the palace belonged to his two sons, and after both of them passed away, it was owned by Maria Moruzzi. After Elena Cuza’s death, the estate was donated to ‘Caritatea’ hospital, which organised it in a children’s hospital. Later, it will be re-organised in a hospital for TB patients, after another donation.

During the Second World War the palace was destroyed. It gained its glory after 1982 when it became the ‘Cuza Museum’. Inside one can explore the guest rooms, the lounge, the prince and princesse’s salons, the office and the library, the reception, the children’s and servants’ rooms. Outdoor there can be seen the Royal Church, the first tomb of the ruler, as well as the carriage and the sleigh that belonged to Alexandru Ioan Cuza. On the right there is a sculpture group with busts of Romanian rulers, made by Iași University of Art’s students.

LOCATION

Ruginoasa locality, Iași County
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OPENING HOURS

Monday, Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – Sunday:
10AM – 5PM

CONTACT

ENTRANCE FEE

Full price ticket – Adults – 16 RON;
50% discount ticket –
8 RON
75% discount ticket –
4 RON