The summer is almost over, but not the reasons why you should add Bucharest on your travel list this year! In September, the cultural scene comes alive in a harmonious celebration of music and art – the George Enescu Festival. Set against the backdrop of the enchanting autumnal ambiance, the city is poised to host one of the most prestigious classical music events in the world, ready to captivate the hearts of both music connoisseurs and curious travelers alike.

In this musical journey, which will take place from 27th of August to 24th of September, Bucharest becomes a magnet for those seeking the beauty and grandeur of symphonic masterpieces. Virtuoso performances, orchestral brilliance and a deep appreciation for the arts converge, creating an experience that transcends time and space. Some of the world’s best orchestras will come to Bucharest this year: WDR Sinfonieorchestra Koln, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, London Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philarmonic Orchestra. If you want to book tickets for the George Enescu Festival, you can find them on the official website.

When attending the festival, finding Bucharest accommodation is one logistic detail that is more important that it seems at first notice. It is not just about having a place to sleep; it’s about optimizing your festival experience, maximizing convenience, and fully embracing the unique atmosphere that this world-class musical event brings to the city.

How to find Accommodation in Bucharest for the George Enescu Festival?

Attending the George Enescu Festival is about enjoying the music during the performances, but also about being part of the entire festival atmosphere. You can fully immerse yourself in the festival’s energy, attending pre-concert talks, workshops, and other related events that might happen during the day.

Look for a hotel in Bucharest that is close to the event venues. The festival takes place at various renowned venues across Bucharest, such as the Romanian Athenaeum and the Palace Hall. Hotel Cismigiu is a centrally located hotel, at ten minutes walk from Romanian Athenaeum and five minutes walk from Palace Hall. Staying here ensures that you can easily access the performances without having to worry about long commutes or transportation issues.

The festival lineup spans several days and features numerous concerts, recitals, and other events. It attracts music enthusiasts, professionals, and artists from all over the world. Staying in Bucharest allows you to connect with fellow festival-goers, potentially leading to engaging discussions, networking opportunities, and even impromptu musical gatherings.

A place to immerse in a cultural environment. This year, at the 10th edition of the Media Radar Gala, which awards the artists of the year, Hotel Cișmigiu received a special distinction: Artists’ Hotel. Music, dance, literature, art – they are part of the hotel’s life. Over time, hundreds of writers and artists have had accommodation in Bucharest at Cișmigiu Hotel, since 1920’s, when it was the residence of some well known Romanian journalists and writers until nowadays, when names such as Alain Finkielkraut, Robert D. Kaplan, Alain Legoux, Katja Petrowska, Oliver Jens Schmitt, Akira Mizubayashi, ​​Francesc Miralles Contijoch were some of our guests. When choosing accommodation in Bucharest with us, chances that you will network and interact with artists are very high, allowing you to have a full immersion in the Festival’s cultural experience.

Beyond the festival, Bucharest has a lot to offer in terms of culture, history and entertainment. Having central accommodation in the city gives you the chance to explore its museums, historic sites, vibrant neighborhoods and local cuisine, adding an extra dimension to your trip. Hotel Cismigiu is one of Bucharests’ hotels close to all of the city’s tourist attractions and places to visit. We have curated, on our blog, plenty of recommendations of things to do in Bucharest, from a two day city break experience, planned in detail, to vacations for sightseeing the city.

Comfort and intimacy. Attending multiple performances and participating in various festival activities can be exhilarating, but it’s essential to have a comfortable and restful place to return to after each event. Having a home base in the city allows you to unwind and recharge, ensuring you’re ready to fully enjoy each day of the festival. The comfort of our rooms exudes with a sense of warmth and serenity. They are spacious – actually, the rooms are apartments in Bucharest, with kitchen, living room and bedroom – have luxurious amenities, plush furnishings, a soothing color palette.

Don’t forget to secure accommodation well in advance, to eliminate the stress of scrambling to find a place to stay as the festival approaches! The demand for lodging during major events like the George Enescu Festival can be high, so planning ahead ensures you have a comfortable and suitable place to stay and an interesting list of things to do in Bucharest. Avoid last-minute issues and find the best price for accommodation by direct booking, on our website.

We are waiting for you, and let the show begin!

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