Bucharest GeneralAthenaeum - Concert hall Information


Inhabited since:
First documented:

Southern Romania

190-295 ft (55-90 m)
City of Bucharest – 88 sq.miles (228 sq.km);
Metropolitan area – 587 sq.miles (1,521 sq.km)
500 BC
1459 AD
1.921 milion (2014)


Bucharest - Romanian AthenaeumKnown for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the
1900s earned its nickname of “Little Paris”), Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital,
is today a bustling metropolis.

Romanian legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of
the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literarily means “joy.”
His flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place.

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