The one hour tour of the Palace of Parliament is well worth the time. I was surprised at how tasteful the decoration was - restrained and using all Romanian materials. The scale of the building allows... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
Herãstrãu Park is a very large and beautiful park in the North of Bucharest - so large, it was referred to as "Bucharest's Central Park". There is a man-made lake where you can take a boat ride or... more
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.
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... more
Raised in 1922 to commemorate Romania's Great War dead, the original construction was of wood, replaced by the present, Petru Antonescu designed concrete structure in 1935. Standing 25 metres high,... more
From Wikipedia " Revolution Square (Romanian: Piaþa Revoluþiei) is a square in central Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei. Known as Piaþa Palatului (Palace Square) until 1989, it was later renamed after... more
The building of The Museum of the Romanian Peasant, placed in Victoriei Square, was built in almost 30 years, from 1912 until 1941.
Having 8000sq.m., the Museum of the Romanian Peasant is the host for... more
This area saw fierce fighting during the 1989 revolution. The graves of some of the revolutionaries are located on a traffic island next to the square. The square contains the university and a theatre... more
The Romanian Airmen Heroes Memorial (Romanian: Monumentul Eroilor Aerului), was built between 1930 and 1935 by the architect and sculptress Lidia Kotzebuie (1885–1944), and by Iosif Fekete. The... more
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... more
Impressive collections of minerals and quartz formations specific to the area are found here, including a well-presented geological structure of Romania.
Open: Mon. - Sun. 10:00am - 4:00pm
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... more
This very impressive building stands at the entrance to the capital and was designed by Horia Maicu and completed in 1956. Not only is this the press convention but also houses the Bucharest Stock... more
There are certainly lots of places to visit in Bucharest, many things to do as many VTpages tell, but if you have one hour left, on a rainy day. . . . . just walk around the place where you stay. . .... more
Tandarica Theatre is the only theatre in Bucharest that has plays for kids only. My parents used to take me and my brother here at least 4 times a year to see different plays. I can imagine now how... more
There are many contradictory statements when it comes to Bucharest: stray dogs, "le Petit Paris", the world's second biggest building, the Gypsies, the Village Museum, the Balkanic air... Maybe a best...
Bucharest is the capital of Romania and home to close to 2.5 million people. It is the city where I was born and where I grew up, the place where I lived until I moved to US. I've noticed that many......
Bucharest is a mixture of grand buildings and grim tenement blocks. Walk around the northern half of the city and you can start to see why it earned the nickname, "Little Paris"; walk around the south...