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Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman)

Str. Franklin 1, Bucharest, Romania
021 315 6875
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Ranked #2 of 98 attractions in Bucharest
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Symphonies, Concerts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful building. Hosts lots of shows. Most of them are affordable. Sometimes you can even get a ticket at the entrance at a great price, but be attentive to not overpay.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were fortunate enough to take the 15-minute 10 Lei "guided" tour inside this beautiful hall, some 6 months after visiting it for the first time and finding out it was closed shut. While the tour "guide" was a rather senile man (with no actual knowledge in English), he led us through the entrance of the hall for a couple... More

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Fort Worth
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227 reviews 227 reviews
94 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It would have been wonderful to have heard a live performance in this grand hall. The tour is interesting and it is amazing that a building of its age is still functioning in the modern age.

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Millington, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Based on a tripadvisor review, we decided to try to see a performance at the Athenaeum. We were delighted to find that the George Enescu Philharmonic was performing the evening of our afternoon arrival. We hit a slight snag when we found that the box office only accepts local currency (no credit cards), but we ran to the ATM at... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Wish I could visit it from inside also... recommend to go there ... The neiborhood is very nice. You qill not regret this walk at all ...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

what a great place to tour. must see, Make sure you go in the afternoon as the sun makes this place look great

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tehran ,Iran
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21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

this place is top of the list to visit in Bucharest.Nice and very beautiful inside and out side.the fron of building is really beutifull and the inside even better with a lot os pictures of Roman old kings from first one to the last one. it may Bucharest lay you down in the fist days but if you visit Ateneul... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful architecture, a great story and excellent acoustics. Go for a concert if you have the time and desire. You might need to buy tickets last minute as he concert schedule can add a show just days before the performance.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

In addition to the beautiful exterior, this place has great architecture and is very impressive from the inside. The round stair cases and the actual concert hall are amazing. Even if not for a concert, be sure to visit and enjoy the 10 Lei visit.

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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

the building have a neoclassic style , the masterpiece is the large fresco painted by Constantin Petrescu which depict the important moments of Romanian history.. Also there is a small park in front of the building with the statue of the poet Mihai Eminescu.

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