The Romanian Atheneum, Romania

The Romanian Atheneum, Romania

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The Romanian Atheneum is Bucharest’s most prestigious concert hall and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It was built in the heart of Bucharest 127 years ago (1886-1888). It has become the architectural and spiritual landmark of a Capital city. 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. The overall style is neoclassical, with some more romantic touches. In front of the building there is a small park and a statue of Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu. Inside, the ground floor hosts an ornate conference hall as large as the auditorium above; the auditorium seats 600 in the stalls and another 52 in loge seating. A 75-sqm long and 3-m wide fresco by Costin Petrescu decorates the inside of the circular wall of the concert hall.

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