Bucharest Things to Do

  • Senate (Former Comunist Party Building)
    Senate (Former Comunist Party Building)
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  • Parliament Palace at night
    Parliament Palace at night
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  • Parliament Palace, Bucharest
    Parliament Palace, Bucharest
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  • 1. Parliament Palace - Casa Poporului

    There are several claims about the size of this building, some say it's the second largest, some the third. It doesn't change the fact that this is a monster of a building - and surely one of the...

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  • 2. Village Museum

    The Village Museum borders Herastrau Park, but its entrance is on Soseaua Kiseleff. You cannot enter it from the park. Entrance is 6Ron. It is open on Mon 9-5, Tues to Sun 9-7. The museum contains...

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  • 3. Revolution Square - Piata Revolutiei

    Today's senate building was once the building of the Central Committee of the Communist party. The first uprisings against the communist regime have started in Timisoara in mid-December...

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  • 4. Cismigiu Park

    Cismigiu Park is a lovely park - the oldest public park in Bucharest - which was very close to our hotel for the first night. We walked there after walking the main street to see the Romanian...

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  • 5. Herastrau Park

    Bucharest's green area is a long shot away from the old town. It is a popular recreation area with the locals. The clock at the roundabout in the south has become an icon of the city, but it is only...

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  • 6. Romanian Athenaeum

    Romanian Athenaeum is a beautiful concert hall in the center of Bucharest, and a landmark of the capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and...

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  • 7. Triumphal Arch - Arcul de Triumf

    Bucharest's nickname is “Little Paris” and the admiration for the French capital reached its climax in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is therefore no surprise to find a copy of Paris' Arc de...

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  • 8. National Art Museum

    Here, you'll find a collection of classic paintings as well as medieval (mainly religious) art. The museum is located in the former Royal Palace and is divided in two sections: European and Romanian...

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  • 9. Museum of the Romanian Peasant

    This museum is often recommended and seems to be high regarded by locals. In my opinion however, it is far overrated and surely does not meet everyone's taste.   Most exhibitions are not easily to...

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  • 10. Military Club

    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 fontain directly in front of the building). This neoclassic...

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  • 11. Opera House

    Bucharest’s Opera House is the main venue for seeing opera and ballet performances in Bucharest. Their annual season runs from October to June and tickets are usually dirt cheap. They tend to stick to...

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  • 12. Press House

    Named Casa Sciintei after the Communist Party's newspaper, the building is now known as "House of the Free Press". A popular nickname during the Communist years was "House of Lies". It was designed to...

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  • 13. Manuc's Inn and Old Princely Court

    Inns like this were common during Ottoman rule, in Bucharest however only this one survived. Halul lui Manuc (Manuc's Inn) was finished in the early 19th century. In 1812, the peace treaty of the...

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  • 14. Romanian Savings Bank

    This beautiful building, designed in the eclectic style by the French architect Paul Gottereau, was constructed between 1896-1900. It sits on the site of a former 16hr century monastery, St. John the...

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  • 15. Stavropoloes Church

    It was finished in 1730 and is richly decorated with icons. Like many of Bucharest's old churches, it is pretty small. It was part of a nunnery which was dissolved. Outside, it is one of very few...

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  • 16. Calea Victoriei

    Calea Victoriei is the oldest street of Bucharest - 1692 - it used to link the Old Princely Court (downtown) with Mogosoaia Palace (north of Bucharest). It was initially paved with oak beams. The...

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  • 17. National Theatre

    The National Theatre was built in 1973, but its exterior was entirely reshaped in the 1980s. Inside there are three auditoriums: the Sala Mare is the largest one, the Sala Amfiteatru and the Sala...

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  • 18. Old Town

    The old town area, otherwise known as Lipscani, is a total mess, yet fascinating. Many of the streets were ripped up years ago; then due to a dispute were left ripped up rather than repaved. Some are...

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  • 19. Natural History Museum - Grigore Antipa

    This museum has been refurbished recently and is of international class. The displays are stunning and one exhibit is unique. There is a audio guide in various languages. There are information...

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  • 20. Cotroceni Palace

    This is a must see if you are in town. If you have time to visit just one place in Bucharest, make Cotroceni Palace the place! Make sure you have your passport with you, the security is tight here....

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  • 21. Royal Palace - Palatul Regal

    The Romanian Palatul Regal is by no means an old structure: it was first built by prince Dinicu Golescu only in 1815 and then underwent several changes including those in the 1930's after a damage...

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  • 22. City Tour Buses

    orientation of the city and nice pictures. stops at 1 presei / press 2 muzeul stului / village museum 3 piata arcul de triumf / arc triomf square 4 piata victoriei square 5 piata revolutiei 6 cec /...

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  • 23. Palace of Justice

    The Palace of Justice was built between 1890-1895 in French Renaissance style. It was designed by the French architect Albert Ballu and the interiors were finished by Ion Mincu. The main facade has...

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  • 24. National Museum of History

    The Romanian National History Museum comprises in an total area of 8,000 square meters and 60 rooms of exibits showing romanian history, from Paleolitic (600.000 - 6.000 b.c.), followed by Dacian...

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  • 25. Cantacuzino Palace

    Residence of a wealth citizen, former prime minister of Romania - Mr. Grigore Cantacuzino, the building constructed between 1898 and 1900 is now the George Enescu Museum. George Enescu was a Romanian...

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