Ateneul Roman Bucharest

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Ateneul Roman – A must see!

If you are looking for a special night, then you should definitely go to the Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman).

This prestigious concert hall was built 120 years ago and has become one of the most important architectural and spiritual landmarks, a symbol of culture and history. Classical music concerts take place here every week and the price of tickets vary from 40-65 lei, depending on the category. The prices for chamber concerts and small hall vary from 15 to 35 lei.

The architecture of the facade of the building is inspired by the ancient Greek temples and consists of a row of columns which support a triangular pediment. An impressive marble hall can be found on the ground floor. When I first walked inside I was fascinated by the architecture, the artwork on the inside is stunning.

Let me assure you that you will have a perfect view from any place you sit and the acoustics are very good as well. Maybe because of the immense cupola that is very beautifully decorated. It seems that the exceptional acoustic qualities have placed this among the best buildings of the genre, not just in Europe, but worldwide.

For over half a century it’s been the home of the “George Enescu” Philharmonic and in 1958 it became the “home” of the “George Enescu” International Festival, held in honor of the Romanian composer George Enescu, which is the biggest classical music festivals and classical international competitions held in Romania and one of the biggest in Eastern Europe. Enjoy it!

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Benjamin Franklin 1-3, Bucharest

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Opening Times

Tue - Fri 12:00 - 19:00, Sat 16:00 - 19:00, Sun 10:00 - 11:00


Concert: Leu 40

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