MNAC is actually an acronym for the Contemporary Art Museum in Bucharest, a place that offers a lot of interesting cultural events as well as various exhibits from numerous interesting Romanian artists. You can easily access it as it is part of the Palace of the Parliament on Calea 13 Septembrie, by getting off at the Izvor metro station. If you want to take a break from your stroll through Bucharest this is a great alternative to the busy historical center. You will find it to be a lot less crowded and definitely friendlier.

The building itself is pretty awesome and should be part of your itinerary if you come to Bucharest. If you love art, especially unique art, you will really like this place because you can also visit the museum while you’re there. The museum features an interesting bar where a lot of local artists meet. The best part of it is its wonderful terrace and since it’s on the 4th floor, it offers a great view to those who want to enjoy a drink there. The bar has a very artistic vibe to it as well as a little library where people can purchase art books. It is usually filled with art students and creative people and it’s a great place if you are a foreigner looking to meet interesting Romanians. The whole atmosphere is very relaxed and the terrace is a great way to spend a hot afternoon or to watch the city lights during the night. The bar itself has a classic setting with a few tables and chairs where you can enjoy a drink with friends while listening to a wide variety of music.

If you’re hungry there are a few food choices like snacks and salads but that’s about it. The drinks are typical for a bar and they may vary depending on the type of event that takes place there. Speaking of events, if you are lucky you might encounter one while visiting MNAC bar. They are usually art events, film screenings or music shows that usually end with a cool party on the top floor so make sure that you check their website before going and you will definitely have a lot of fun. This is a great location to go with your friends and have a good time or to have a nice and very interesting date with someone as the location is pretty romantic in the evening.

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