Banffy Palace was built between 1744-1785, have a late Baroque and Rococo, was designed by architect Johann Blaumann Sibiu.
The building is the former residence of the governor of Transylvania György Banffy today for Cluj is the Museum of Art.
Facades are richly decorated with statues pillars, cornices of great artistic refinement, the court of honor is a sumptuous decoration, aristocracy and luxury interiors are constructed of marble, stucco, parquet Finally, mirrors and chandeliers.
Palace floor space is for the National Gallery. In 1990, the National Gallery was closed for reorganization imposed so advanced state of degradation of the building and need constant exposure to organize according to new research and ahizitionate or donated parts lately.
Through a careful restoration, large exhibition space at the palace floor Banffy regained a configuration very close to that original, while being perfectly suited to the function of art museum.
Selected were 325 pieces of painting and sculpture which were prepared an exhibition held (restoration, preservation frames, mats) suitable special artistic value.
New paging the National Gallery, reopened to the public in January 1996, proposes a synthesis of four centuries of Romanian art with an emphasis on natural artistic phenomenon in Transylvania: Altar of Jimbor (XVI century), painting BIedermiir art style 1900, avant-garde artists linked to the Superior School of Fine Arts and Art Center Cluj: Alexander Popp, Szolnay Sandor, Pericles Capidan, quotient Bogdan, Aurel Ciupe, Rum Ladea, Peter Abrudan, Tasso Marchin Alexander Mohy, Jeno Szervatius Theodor Harsha , Kovaks Zoltan Nagy Albert Anthony Lazarus, Virgil fulica, Dinu Constantin Ilea, Ioan Sima, Egon Mark Lovith.