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    Buildings at Unirii Square
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    Bucharest Central Post Office
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  • 1. Useful Information

    To find a post office in central Bucharest is not that easy – you should know where they are, if you intend to send a picture of the Parliament Palace to your friends. The fact that stamps are only...

  • 2. Other buildings in Bucharest

    If you feel that you can't have enough of the communist architecture, here is another gem that you can admire. I hope that you can sense the sarcasm in my tone; if not, I want it to make it clear....

  • 3. People's Palace (Parliament Palace)

    The main highlight in Bucharest is the Parliament Building some years before the Cauceascu's Dictator Palace....its quite impressive but i imagined huger We took the train a little bit cahotic as well...

  • 4. Landmarks in Bucharest

    It’s easy to observe that many of the churches in Bucharest are hidden either behind or between larger modern buildings. But this is not because people lost faith or they did not care any longer about...

  • 5. Village Museum

    A pic from the Village Museum. If I remember well, this interior was in one of the houses from the area close to the border with Bulgaria. I really got a kick out of this - the little table and...

  • 6. Romanian Athenaeum

    Bucharest has been influenced post ww2 by the european culture and politics, the romanian capital having links with France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy. The idea of a institution called "Ateneul...

  • 7. Botanical Garden

    One of the more striking things about this beautiful botanical garden is the fact that it is located right next to an industrial centre, complete with cooling towers, chimneys churning out everything...

  • 8. Rebuilding the old city !

    I was amazed when I walked under the rain in the old city of Bucharest, mid March 2011; workings everywhere. . . The neo-classical and baroque buildings...

  • 9. Carol Parc

    Carol Park (Romanian: parcul carol) is a public park in Bucharest, Romania, named after King Carol I of Romania. For the duration of the communist regime, it...

  • 10. Tenement blocks

    You can't avoid them, most of the inhabitants of Bucharest still live in them - the grim, tenement blocks of the communist era. The blocks are huge, but Inside...

  • 11. Historic Centre

    Bucharest's Centrul Istoric, or Historic Centre is the area around Strada Lipscani. It is the oldest part of the city and developed around the Princely Court...

  • 12. December 1st, National Celebration

    The National Day of Romania is on December 1st, this is after the revolution in 1989. Before that it was August 23rd. On December 1st 1918 the three parts -...

  • 13. Old town

    Bucharest’s old town near Unrii square is currently partly under reconstruction. A fair few streets are open and look like archeological digs. You notice that...

  • 14. Piata Unirii

    In the last years of the Ceausescus' reign, the southern section of Bucharest around Piata Unirii was designed to create the new civic centre.You can find many...

  • 15. Gypsies (a.k.a. tzigani)

    Former servants and agriculture workers for the Romanian landowners, gypsies have been recognised civil rights in the 1920’s, to be soon afterwards persecuted...

  • 16. Living in Bucharest - the great majority

    Endless quarter of concrete blocks of flats, dozens of blocks built after the same plans all over the country. A reflection of the communist times, when...

  • 17. Dambovita River

    The river crossing Bucharest is quite small, as per the standards of other European capitals. However, Dambovita was changed its path and debit during the...

  • 18. City of Advertisements

    You’ll notice an abundance of advertisements all over the city buildings, as if installing huge posters became a local hobby. If you pay more attention,...

  • 19. Bucharest dogs

    Despite municipality’s efforts in the last few years, one can still find no-mans’ dogs in the streets, especially off-beaten streets and in the...

  • 20. bucharest

    Cultural events and festivals: There are a number of cultural festivals in Bucharest throughout the year, in various domains, even though most festivals take...

  • 21. Casa Scânteii

    Casa Scânteii (or Press House), is a large white building constructed in Stalinist style, housing many news agencies and publishing houses. In front of the...

  • 22. Calea Victoriei

    Since the first decades of the 1800's, Calea Victoriei was the street that best signified the European ambitions of Bucharest. From the Senate Place up to...

  • 23. Boulevard Magheru

    Blvd General Magheru, the southern foot of which is called Blvd Nicolae Balcescu, is the main street in central Bucharest. It links Piata Romana with Piata...

  • 24. Historical Quarter

    Few paces NW from Piata Unirii there is the "Historical quarter" actually there is a dirty and collapsed neighbourhood with (there is a good point) a good place...

  • 25. Universitatea din Bucuresti

    One of the most important academic institutions in Romania. Founded in 1864 the University of Bucharest has had a major contribution to the development and...

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