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Romanian Athenaeum Tours

Romanian Athenaeum
Arguably the most beautiful building in Bucharest, the Romanian Athenaeum is the city’s foremost concert hall and a source of national pride, with an elegant Doric-colonnaded façade topped with a pediment and cupola. It was designed in Neo-classical style by French architect Albert Galleron and opened in 1888 to great acclaim; the great Romanian conductor George Enescu debuted his ‘Romanian Poem’ here in 1898. The lobby of the concert hall is an opulent, almost Art Nouveau triumph of ornamental gilding supported by arched, pink marble columns that lead off to a series of twisting marble staircases leading up to the concert hall. The circular auditorium seats 652 under a fabulous domed ceiling richly ornamented in scarlet and gold and fringed by frescoes by Costin Petrescu depicting important events in Romanian history; it is world-famous for the clarity of it acoustics and is home to the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, who offer a full program of classical and chamber concerts as well as performing in the celebrated George Enescu Classical Festival, one of the biggest cultural events in eastern Europe.

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Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3. Box office: +40 21 315 6875. Box office open Tue–Fri 12pm–7pm; Sat–Sun 4pm–7pm. Ticket prices vary according to performance. Take the metro to Universitate.
Address: Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality 110101, Romania
Hours: Box office Tue–Fri 12pm–7pm; Sat–Sun 4pm–7pm
Admission: Varies
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