The Bellu Manor Museum is a representative monument of Romanian architecture and houses an important collection the Baron Alexander Bellu (1850-1921).
The Bellu Mansion Museum in Urlați, department of the Prahova County Museum of History and Archaeology, is part of an architectural complex which dates to the second half of the 19th century and which belonged to the Bellu family. At the museum, a rich heritage of art, ethnography, rare books, furniture from different periods, icons and weapons from the 18th and 19th century are exhibited. The museum also has a boyar wine cellar, built with Avella style arches, with stone carved objects from the 2nd and 3rd century and other tools used for the making of wine which presents the practice of viticulture in the Dealu Mare area from the ancient times to the present.
The Folly Bellu Museum in Urlați, department of the Prahova County Museum of History and Archaeology, is placed at the entrance on the Bellu domain, being built after the model of the bell tower at Vărbila Monastery. The permanent exhibition, “Alexandru Bellu – photographic artist and avid collector” that was inaugurated on October 1st, 2011, recreates the photographic environment of Alexandru Bellu, an environment in which the main theme was the Romanian female peasant, but also presents valuable pieces of furniture, national costumes, glass icons and other art objects that belonged to his collection.
Address: Urlați, Str. Orzoaia de Sus, no. 12, Prahova (is here)
Phone number: 0751.263.813 (The Bellu Mansion Museum) , 0244.271.721 (The Folly Bellu Museum)
Facebook: Muzeul Conacul Bellu
Visiting hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9:00-17:00
- adults 8 Lei
- pensioners - 4 lei
- children, students - 2 lei
- guide - 5 lei / hour - requesting individual visitors, free - for a minimum of 10 visitors
Parking capacity in the area: maximum 30 cars, bus.
Tasting possibilities: on request inside the objective.