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Address: Str. Franklin 1, Bucharest, Romania
Phone Number: +40 21 315 6875
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The place where the literature and the history of the Romanian people is alive

Everytime I go there for a concert, for any cultural event, I feel like the walls could speak. So much art, passion, dedication...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everytime I go there for a concert, for any cultural event, I feel like the walls could speak. So much art, passion, dedication...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hoped to see a concert here but the Philharmonic performances were all sold out the week we were there, would have been amazing to attend a concert here (book in advance). As it was we visited during the day... 10 lei entrance fee. Stunning place, from the entrance to the stairwells to the concert hall itself with history presented... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think I would love to attend a concert at this place but I'm glad I have visited it. Great acoustic and a very nice and interesting place to be outdoors and indoors! Must pay a visit when in Bucharest in my opinion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Important site in Bucharest for classical music.Nice paintings inside.The building was the result of a money collect from people of Bucharest and opened in 1888.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking to take in some local 'culture' and this came up. This beautiful little theatre is great to take in a concert. Tonight's performance was orchestra but they also have soloists and other types. I would definitely recommend if you're visiting Bucharest you look right away to see if there is a concert during your stay & go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a surprise. We entered following all the good comments in TripAdvisor and we did not regret. Really beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are traveling through Bucharest and have the time, try to get tickets for this concert hall. It is probably the best place to enjoy an evening of classical music. The Athenaeum is centrally located and it is a gorgeous concert hall with great acoustics. The National Art Museum is just across the street so you can visit it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try to go to a concert in this beautiful neo-classical building, but otherwise just have a look inside. The front doors were closed so we asked a rude doorman (?) at a side door, who asked for 10 lei pp and pointed us further in, where a much nicer older man with minimal English took us and a few others... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More beautiful than Palace of the Parliament. Magnificient building from " Belle Époque " I did not know what to expect inside. I remained enchanted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was impressing too much for an Asian guy for the first time seeing very old building.Visiting Athenaeum is a must if you're in Bucharest.

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