BUCHAREST situated between the Carpathians Mountains and the Danube, also known as the City of Joy. The first time when appeared mentioned in official documents, was in the year 1459. In 2014, we celebrated 555 years since its birth. Since the beginning, the city underwent continuous transformations, even some painful ones, during the communist era. But today, it is the most important artistic and cultural centre. In the period between the two World Wars, the city has thrived, under the careful watch of the Monarchy, the intellectual elite and the French architects, becoming known as “The Small Paris” or “The Paris of the East”.