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Address: Str. Franklin 1, Bucharest, Romania
Phone Number: 021 315 6875
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It is said to be one of the most accoustiscally perfect auditoria in the world and it certainly sounded that way during my attendance years ago at a performance of voice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It is said to be one of the most accoustiscally perfect auditoria in the world and it certainly sounded that way during my attendance years ago at a performance of voice accompanied by small stringed ensemble. It was truly as if I was seated in the midst of the ensemble. The hall is round, decorated in the classical style of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Athenaeum is a beautiful place to see art and architecture in Bucharest. Although I don't think it has official opening hours, if there is a guard visible it is said that you can ask to go in. We went in with a local and just sat and took in the art and atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There is a nice little park like area in front which we like to visit and sit on the benches. Inside, it's beautiful, but if you can, try to attend a concert here. The acoustics are good.

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Birmingham UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Athenaeum serves as a concert hall and I joined a tour of the hall where you can see a rotunda fresco showing the history of Romania from the early beginnings till recently. Entrance was only 10 Lei (about £ 1.65) Well worth a visit if you have got time.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If there is one building you should see in Bucharest, make it this one. This is pre-communist era architecture on a grand scale, funded by donations from the population.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stopped in for a quick tour. The usual guide was not immediately available, so the gentleman who sits at the door quickly took us around. There were not many areas that we were able to see. The famed atrium and ceiling, as well as the marble staircases were quite beautiful. The main concert hall upstairs however was simply spectacular. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Simply stunning venue, with amazing fresco and ceiling. The concerts given here are very good value, and the performances of the George Ernescu Philharmonic are of international quality and skill. Romanians pride themselves on the affordability of their premier cultural venue, so take the opportunity to see a brilliant performance at a cost available to everyone... much the same price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We lucked out on getting a cancelation ticket for a concert that day since it was completely sold out. The Athenaeum is well known for its fabulous acoustics as well as their stunning architecture. The Roman building is smaller than it appears. It is guild with gold and rich vermillion, art nouveau swirls and oriental looking accents. The concert hall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I won't go into a lot of detail into this, other than to say one thing: If you are in Bucharest, and you don't treat yourself to an evening of classical music in this beautiful structure, you are selling your trip short. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had read about the philharmonic being the best classical show in town, so we went on a Thursday night. Overall, great experience. Getting tickets: this can be tricky. You have to go online and reserve your seats BUT you won't get a confirmation email or even pay for the tickets. You must then go to the ticket counter (to... More 

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