Eager to escape the noise of my hometown, I chose an itinerary for a day trip away from Bucharest. So, here are some of the places I enjoy visiting every now and then:
One of the best known and most played works, I liked a lot La Traviata seen on the Bucharest National Opera scene, more than any other operas I have seen so far.
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Even though I was born and raised in Bucharest, I am glad to discover places and hidden Bucharest museums every now and then. Looking for something online, I got lost on the Internet and I found a few words in an article about the Vasile Grigore Museum in Bucharest. I decided to visit it and I it was such a nice surprise. Continue reading “A hidden museum in Bucharest: Vasile Grigore”
Anniversary show dedicated to soprano Silvia Voinea
Bucharest National Opera presents Saturday, November 3rd, 6:30 pm “Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci” by Pietro Mascagni – Ruggiero Leoncavallo – Anniversary show dedicated to soprano Silvia Voinea on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her career. Continue reading “Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci at the National Opera”
The story of the Royal Crown of Romania takes us back to 1881. The government then proposed that it should be grandiose, but King Carol I wanted simplicity and sobriety. On April 19th 1881, the King sent a letter to his father, to which Karl Anton de Hohenzollern Sigmaringen responded with a well-reasoned memoir on how the coronation ceremony and crowns should be, given the establishment of a young and unconventional monarchy in Romania. Continue reading “Where to admire the Royal Crown of Romania”
A relatively recent art location, the Museum of Maps and Old Books was opened in 2003 as a private donation, comprising about 1,000 works (maps, city plans, vedutas, astronomical maps) being the only one of its kind in Romania and among the few in Europe and the world. Continue reading “Free visit at the Museum of Maps and Old Books”
Close to Bucharest, between the Bucharest-Pitesti highway and the road to Targoviste, the Potlogi Brancoveanu Palace reopened its gates for art lovers. The ensemble was reintroduced into the tourist circuit in the summer of 2016, after extensive restoration works with European funds.
The palace dates Continue reading “Potlogi Brancoveanu Palace”