The Romanian Athenaeum Bucharest

Home to the Romanian George Enescu Philharmonic, the stunning Romanian Athenaeum is the city's most prestigious concert hall.

The 19th century building, designed by French architect Albert Galleron, resembles an ancient Greek temple with a 41-meter-high dome and a peristyle of six Ionic columns.

The interiors feature a lobby of intricately painted gold-leaf ceilings, cascading balconies, and spiral marbled staircases. The 652-seat auditorium is known for its excellent acoustics and fine art. A 70-meter-long and three-meter-high fresco that winds its way around the circular hall proudly depicts scenes from Romania's history.

A portion of the construction funds was raised by public subscription in a 28-year-long effort, of which the slogan is still remembered today: "Donate one leu for the Ateneu!"

The Romanian Athenaeum Bucharest The Romanian Athenaeum Bucharest The Romanian Athenaeum Bucharest

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