Botosani Travel Guide

  • Botosani, Parcul Mihai Eminescu
    Botosani, Parcul Mihai Eminescu
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  • Botosani, Old centre
    Botosani, Old centre
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  • Botosani, Strada 1 Decembrie
    Botosani, Strada 1 Decembrie
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Botosani Things to Do

  • Mihai Eminescu

    Mihai Eminescu is the most famous poet in Romania; everywhere in Romania you'll find statues of him, and streetnames bearing his name. In Botosani, this is still more the case, because the man was born in Botosani. In Strada 1 Decembrei there is a house with a plaquette which tells that this is the place where Eminescu was born.

  • City Museum

    The local museum of Botosani tells the history of the city and its region from the prehistoric times until the recent history. It is hard to refuse the guided tour in the museum, even though the women guide doesn't speak english.

  • Parkul Mihai Eminescu

    This is a very nice park, just south of the pedestrian Strada Unirii. In good weather conditions, it is a good place to hang around. There is a lane in the park where men are playing all kind of games, like chess and rummykub.

  • First World War Memorial

    On the central square in the old heart of Botosani, there is a memorial to the Romanian soldiers who lost their lives in World War I.

  • Botosani market - Flowers

    The markets of Botosani on friday were an interesting authentic Romanian experience. It is very busy there, flowers, vegetables and clothes are being sold. Botosani is an important market town for the surrounding agricultural region.

  • Jewish cemetery

    There is a big jewish cemetery on the Strada Mihai Eminescu, a few kilometres from the city centre. The cemetery is closed by a wall and a locked gated, and there are dogs guarding the place. If you want to visit it, contact the jewish community. Tombstones are from the 19th and 20th century mainly.

  • Synagogue

    In the beginning of the twentieth century, more then 15000 jews were living in Botosani. Most of them had professional jobs or were shop owners. There were about 70 synagogues in the city. There are only two or three of them left, and one is still functioning as a synagogue. The synagogue was built in 1834. From the outside it is not so special,...

  • Synagogue, interior

    It is not easy to get inside the synagogue. If you want to visit the synagogue, contact the jewish community in Botosani.

  • Hotel Rares

    Hotel Rares is one of the most beautiful buildings in the old centre. It is the most baroque building on the picture.


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Botosani Restaurants

  • Restaurant Rapsodia

    Hotel Rapsodia has a good 3 star restaurant; the atmosphere is a bit chique and there are probably cheaper options in town. For western standards, prices are low and the food is very good. Usually a place for Romanian businessmen staying in the hotel.

  • Very good patisserie / cofetarie

    This is a very good patiserie in Botosani. Friendly people working there; a nice place to sit and drink a coffee and eat a placinta or another cake.

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Botosani Transportation

  • Tram

    There is a tram line in Botosani. It connects the city centre and the railway station. We didn't use it, but it might be an alternative for taking a taxi.

  • Taxis

    There are lots of taxis driving around. The city centre is small so you dont need a taxi for that. To get top the cemetery, bus- or train station, take a taxi. In Botosani, taxi drivers will probably use the meter but ask just to make sure. Taxis are not expensive for western standards.It is also possible to take a taxi to Suceava; it will cost...

  • Bus to Suceava

    There are about seven daily busses from Botosani to Suceava. The bus was better then I would have ever expected. Very comfortable and clean.The trip costed about 1 euro.From Botosani, there are busses to lots of Romanian towns and cities, among them Iasi, Bucharest and Tirgu Mures.


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