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The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival.
  • Ken Weary

    3 days ago

    I attended a performance here with my family and it was amazing. The theater, the acoustics, and the talent were all world class. I HIGHLY recommend attending an event here. You won't regret it. The facilities have been well maintained and any /all upgrades that they have done blend in seamlessly. The bathrooms are also quite clean and well maintained.

  • Vlad Olteanu

    2 months ago

    The music sounds excellent in this extremely beautiful concert hall that was built in 1888. The architecture is typical for an age that really characterized Romania's true splendor, and the building was the meeting site for the group of representatives that voted the ratification of thr Union of the Romanian Principalities in 1919. The Athenaeum has been restored in 1992 and can host 652 spectators in its large hall that is wonderfully decorated with a circular fresco depicting Romania's entire history in its most meaningful moments. The neoclassical (with some romantic touches) really complements the artistic nature of the place, and the building is definitely one that all Romanians should be proud of, part of our country's artistic heritage and, since 2007, part of the European Heritage sites. Tickets are generically cheap, but they have to be reserved one week in advance by calling the number on the site.

  • Mario Antonio Della Giacomo

    2 months ago

    One of the main attractions of the city, right in the center the Athenaeum is the most important concerts hall of Bucharest, is here that every two years George Enescu festival takes place. An impressive structures built for the purpose with studied acoustics. Two steps away you the find the Royal palace, and the National art museum that it houses.

  • Joceline Lopez

    2 months ago

    Beautiful building with gorgeous architecture definitely worth visiting. There is an entrance fee in order to see the inside but definitely worth it. My local friend was disappointed when he took me to see it because there wasn’t a tour guide available which he had last year- but still a fun place to wander around.

  • Double The Purse Trouble

    2 days ago

    Cute. For 10 leis or 2 euros you can visit this on your own (go in via the side door on the right side).