The National Military Circle of Bucharest
The Military Club was build in 1912 on the site of the former Sarindar Monastery (the name witch is preserved in the name of the fountain directly in front of the building). This neoclassic masterpiece, designed by the Romanian architect Dimitrie Maimaroiu, was built to host the social, cultural and educational needs of the Romanian army.
This is a building you can’t fail to notice when going around in the centre of Bucharest. I has always hosted the Cercul Militar National (Club of the National Army), with a library and lecture rooms, since its purpose has always been educational and cultural as well as social.
Most of the building remains strictly reserved to army officers, but the restaurant and the terrace are open to the public. It has an excellent cuisine at reasonable prices. The decoration is superb and out of this age. It looks forbidding but enter by the door on the left up the steps. There is entertainment in the evening, so do not sit too close to the stage, and stay away from the area reserved for generals.
See you here soon on a tour of Bucharest!