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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Impressive Strahov Library in Prague

Impressive Strahov Library in Prague

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The library is situated in the Strahov Monastery near the Prague Castle. It is a seat of the Premonstratensian Order since the 12 th century. It is one of the most famous historical buildings in Prague. There are lots of valuable documents and books in the Strahov Library. Earliest prints and more are kept in the Baroque Theological Hall from 1671. The oldest parchment gospel-book is from the 9th century. There are also Dutch globes from the 17 th century in the hall. The main hall of the new classicist library building is the Philosophical Hall. There are 50 000 books kept there. The ceiling is covered with amazing fresco painting by A. Maultbertsch. Library is open to the public between 9 am and 5 pm every day the whole year. It is not possible to take books outside the monastery, because of their great value, but you can read them in the study hall.

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