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 highlights of your Bucharest trips. Parliament Palace can only be visited as part of a guided tour. Though a reservation is not compulsory, places are...more
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This old-style beer hall is one of Bucharest's most celebrated restaurant. Once notorious for bad service, it has earned a good reputation and has become popular with tourists and locals alike. There are regularly small events like staff parades and traditional live music. The basement has frescoes depicting brewery in different cultures while the...more
The Snagov Monastery is on a small island in Snagov Lake. In the past, the only way to access the island was to rent a boat or hire a boatman. Today, there is a bridge which will take you to the island for free.
Inside the Monastery Snagov is the presumed resting place of Vlad Tepes, aka Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula. The monastery is small, and dates to the 16th century, and is where Vlad requested to be buried. The attraction here is the tomb itself - at the front of the church, with a simple framed picture and a candle.
Entry fee to the monastery is 15 Lei (~$5 in 2012), but the rip-off is the 20 EURO photo fee. That's right - they charge 20 Euro to take pictures here.