One of the most prominent landmark of Bucharest is the Palace of the Parliament, built in the 1980s during the reign of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.
The Romanian Athene building is considered to be a symbol of Romanian culture, of the city and since 2007 is on the list of the Label of European Heritage sight.
Other cultural venues include the National Museum of Art of Romania, Museum of Natural History “Grigore Antipa”, Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Muzeul țăranului Român), National History Museum, and the Military Museum.
The National Museum of Art of Romania is perhaps the best-known of Bucharest museums. It is located in the royal palace and features collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, including works by sculptor Constantin Brâncuși, as well as an international collection assembled by the Romanian royal family.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), situated in a wing of the Palace of the Parliament, was opened in 2004 and contains Romanian and international contemporary art. The MNAC also manages the Kalinderu MediaLab, which caters to multimedia and experimental art.