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

    4 out of 5 stars

    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

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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. 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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  • 4. Revolution Square - Piata Revolutiei

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 5. Herastrau Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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. Triumphal Arch - Arcul de Triumf

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 7. National Art Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 8. Romanian Athenaeum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 11. City Tour Buses

    The city is not very large but very interesting to walk around, especially the old town. It appears that many old buildings are starting to be renovated. The open top bus tour was well worth doing it...

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  • 12. 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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  • 13. Old Town

    I've decided to make a post since as far as I could see many people got some things wrong... or just visited our city a very long time ago, so, let's start with the obvious begining, the main reason...

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  • 14. 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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  • 15. Museum of the Romanian Peasant

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 16. 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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  • 17. Stavropoloes Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 18. Union Square - Piata Unirii

    If you come from the southern part of Bucharest, the Union Square (Piata Unirii in Romanian) is where the city center starts. Two of Bucharest subway lines intersect here and the square is the site of...

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  • 19. Carol Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    The fountain lies in Libertatii Square, right in front of the main entrance to Carol Park. It was built in shape of a wide bowl with a sustaining pillar. It dates from 1935, when it was built for the...

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  • 20. Natural History Museum - Grigore Antipa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. Bucharest University

    The University of Bucharest was founded in 1864 by Alexandru Ioan Cuza, ruler of the newly united principalities of Walachia and Moldova. Work on the neoclassical building began in 1857 and finished...

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  • 24. Kretzulescu Church

    This beautiful, small red brick church was already on the shortlist to be pulled down after the WWII reconstruction plans of the communist regime. Only the effort of locals saved it – however, like...

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  • 25. Botanical Garden

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    A very nice place, quiet and relaxing. If you have time, don't miss it! Near is the Cotroceni Palace, a must see of the city. You can visit it only with a previous call. More info on...

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