About Bucharest & conference location
Restaurant Elisabeta is an eclectic, heritage building, located in the very heart of Bucharest, just across one of the most famous gardens in the city – Cismigiu Garden. The architectural style brings together elements specific to modernism, artdeco as well as classicism.
Address: 45, Bd. Regina Elisabeta, Bucharest
Bucharest was first mentioned in documents as early as 1459. Along with the passage of time it has gone through a variety of changes, becoming the state capital of the country in 1862 and steadily stabilizing its position as the core of the Romanian mass media, culture and arts. Its eclectic architecture is a mix of historical (neo-classical), interbellum (Bauhaus and Art Deco) bearing Communist and modern influences. In the period between the two World Wars, the city’s elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of the “Little Paris of the East” (Micul Paris).
Calea Victoriei, one of the oldest roads in Bucharest, nobody reminds it as „Drumul Brasovului” ( Brasov Road) how it was called before Constantin Brancoveanu. During that time the road between Piata Natiunilor Unite ( United Nation Square) and Bvld. Regina Elisabeta was known as “Ulita Mare” towards “Sarindar” because it was the road that was used to go to Sarindar church.
The Cismigiu Garden (Parcul Cismigiu) is a public park just across the street of the SOL CEE 2016 location in Bucharest, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial lake. The gardens’ creation was an important moment in the history of Bucharest. They form the oldest and the largest park in city’s central area – with its 17 hectares. The main entrance is from Regina Elisabeta boulevard, but there is another major entrance at the Stirbei Voda street, near the Cretulescu Palace.
The National Art Museum is located about a 10-15 minutes walk from Restaurant Elisabeta, whereas the Atheneum is in range of a few minutes’ walking distance from the National Art Museum.
The National Theatre and the University are also within a walking distance from SOL CEE 2016 conference center.
The music lovers can visit the George Enescu Museum hosted in the Cantacuzino Palace, one of the most sumptuous buildings in Bucharest.
The History Museum is on Calea Victoriei, just opposite to the headquarters of the oldest Romanian bank – the C.E.C. (Casa de Economii si Consemnatiuni) – located in a beautiful palace built in eclectic style with a glass and metal dome.
The Palace Hall (Sala Palatului) in Bucharest, is a conference centre and concert hall immediately behind the National Art Museum of Romania, the former Royal Palace in the heart of the city. It was built between 1959 and 1960, during the communist era. It has been the site of conferences such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the World Congress on Population, the World Congress on Energy, and the World Congress of the Red Cross. The main hall can accommodate 4060 spectators.