Using the designs of architect Ion Berindei, the Cantacuzino Palace was built between 18 in eclectic French style.Combining a neoclassical architectural style with art nouveau elements, it features wrought iron balconies, tall arched windows and a porte-cochere (an elegant wrought-iron doorway) flanked by two lions.
Let’s keep our discussions reflective, productive, and welcoming.With its high dome and Doric columns, the Athenaeum resembles an ancient temple. As in any large city visitors are advised to take usual safety precautions. The lobby has a beautifully painted ceiling decorated in gold leaf, while curved balconies cascade in ringlets off a spiral staircase. Quasar Antiques Address: Calea Victoriei 63-81, Bucharest Tel: 021 3 Mon. Do not draw unnecessary attention to your person, money or jewelry and be aware of pickpockets and scam artists. 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.Address: Piata Presei Libere 1 (as it is still universally known) was designed by architect Horia Maicu.