Gala Dinner (Romanian Athenaeum)
After the first day of conference we kindly invite you to join us to one of the most beautiful and exquisite historical buildings in Bucharest: The Romanian Athenaeum. The building was inaugurated in 1888 and part of the construction funds were raised through public subscription in a 28-year-long effort. As expression of Romanian society interest for culture and progress, the building is placed near the Central University Library of Bucharest, built on a site bought by King Carol I (the first King of Romania) and opened to public on May 9, 1914.
“Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum
An outdoor museum, just near Herastrau Park, in the North area of Bucharest, the National Village Museum holds an authentic collection of monuments and artifacts covering the Romanian village reality form XVII to XX century. When visiting, you will also discover Patrimonial Collections of ancient carpets, religious objects, ceramics, textiles, wood works of art or traditional costumes. For more information, tickets or visiting hours, please click here.
National Museum of Art of Romania
Holding its collections in the former Royal official residence of Romania, the National Museum of Art is the country’s main reference of Romanian, European and Oriental art. Apart from the access to the National Gallery (Romanian medieval and modern art) and the European Art Gallery you will also have access to the Throne Hall and many other historically relevant spaces. For more information please click here.
Cotroceni National Museum
With a history of over 300 years, the Cotroceni area is nowadays hosting the Presidential Administration. Private residence of the second Royal couple of Romania (King Ferdinand and Queen Mary), the old area of Cotroceni Palace is open for visits and ready to reveal the charm and eclectic interior design envisioned by Queen Mary. In less than two hours you will feel part of an authentic royal experience, while walking around both public and private areas of the palace. Click here for more information about visiting hours and appointments.
Other museums you can visit:
The National Museum “George Enescu”, Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, Romanian Peasant Museum, National Museum of Romanian History.
Bucharest National Opera House
Looking for an exquisite evening experience? The National Opera House shows are designed to accomplish even the most sophisticated requirements in terms of classical music and opera. So, make sure you check the calendar for the time you are in Bucharest.
Another royal building in Bucharest, Romanian Athenaeum was founded in 1865 as cultural society dedicated to arts and science. When choosing one of the symphonic concerts of this season please take into account that political leaders used this building, on December 29, 1919, to vote for the unification of Bessarabia, Transylvania and Bukovina with the Romanian Old Kingdom in order to constitute Greater Romania.
The Old Town
District of artisans and merchants during the 16th century, the Old Town is a mix of history, local culture and lifestyle preferred by both locals and tourists. And it is a perfect choice for a chill night out.
Recently renamed King Michael I Park after the last king of Romania it is situated in the northern area of Bucharest around Herastrau Lake. It is perfect for a quiet walk, a run in the morning or meeting friends in the evening in a fancy restaurant.
The largest park in Bucharest’s central area, it was built in 1847 and became one of the favorite public gardens for the upper class during the XIX and XX centuries, because it was close to Calea Victoriei, a place where writers, politicians, diplomats and people of influence used to spend Sundays talking about business, political or cultural issues.
Bucharest Sightseeing Tour by bus
A half century old city, Bucharest was nicknamed “The Little Paris” during the XIX century due to the large number of Romanian intellectuals who went to Paris to study and come back with new and fresh ideas in architecture, interior design, culture, social habits and fashion. The capital and the largest city of Romania, Bucharest was first mentioned in documents in 1459 and become the capital of the country in 1962. Its eclectic architecture is notable at first glance: a mix between neo-classical, interbellum, communist and modern style. One of the most notable world records of the city was established in 1857 when Bucharest become the world's first lighted city with lamp oil. The large cultural development displayed between 1920-1930 had been quickly restrained in the following decades together with the installation of Legionnaire and Communist authorities after the Second World War. Post-modern Bucharest is a cosmopolite city with more than 2 million inhabitants. Due to its economic development in the last years, it is the business center of the country and one of the cities with the high level of living in Romania.The bus itinerary will include: Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – The Palace of Parliament – Union Square – University Square – Romana Square – Victoriei Square – Charles de Gaulle Square – The Village Museum - Free Press Square – The Arch of Triumph.
Brasov Country (Poiana Brasov, Prahovei Valley, Sinaia, Rasnov Citadel, Cantacuzino Castle - Busteni)
If you want to enjoy a full day in the nature, visiting ancient citadels and admiring mountain landscapes, Brasov county is the best choice. At 182 kilometers/113 miles (driving distance) from Bucharest, Brasov is reachable by train, bus or car and depending on your free time you can spend one or two days in the area. Besides the social activities in Poiana Brasov (bars, clubs, sport activities) you can enjoy beautiful landscapes along Prahova Valley and even stop and visit Peles Castel along the way, the private residence of the first King of Romania (Carol I), Rasnov where you can visit Rasnov Citadel (a medieval fortress built between 1211-1225) and Busteni, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee on the Cantacuzino Castle Terrace.
The second largest river delta in Europe, Danube Delta is the best preserved on the continent. It hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 fish species, counting numerous lakes and marshes. When choosing this destination get ready to enter a raw and well-preserved natural environment with small villages only accessible by boat, traditional food and very hospitable locals.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 847457 — MSCA 2019