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Bucharest Sites and Bites with Traditional Romanian Meal
"Your Bucharest tour begins in the political centre of the city Revolution Square (formerly known as Palace Square) which has witnessed most of the important events in Romanian history. It was from here in 1989 that dictator Ceausescu made his ill-advised rallying speech to a crowd that quickly turned on him instigating the Romanian revolution. Surrounding the square are several other notable landmarks including the former Royal Palace the Athenaeum concert hall and Athenee Palace the heart of espionage and intrigue in the years between the wars. And in such a historical spot
From EUR53.00
 
Communist Era Bucharest Tour
"This specialist guided tour of Bucharest centre concentrates on the recent history of the communist regime which took hold in Romania in December 1947 and lasted until the bloody revolution of Christmas 1989.Learn about life under Nicolae Ceausescu how I was sworn in allegiance to the great leader and his tyrannical wife as one of Romania's 'Pioneers' Taught to load and fire an AK-74 assault rifle (while at high school) and lived only a few miles from the heart of the uprising in Revolution Square. See my own mementos of this era and learn about life after the revolution and how Romania has changed to become the city you see today.Places o
From EUR19.00
 
Bucharest Tour by Night in a Vintage Car
"This is an interesting night tour to tell you the city stories in down town historical part as well as those to relate about the House of people known today as the Parliament Palace about the big boulevards as Unirii Balcescu Magheru and Kiseleff. We will go farther to discover Calea Victoriei the Royal Palace the Romanian Athenaeum the CEC Bank and the National History Museum.Other sightseeing parts will be the Victoria Square with the Government headquarters
From EUR105.00

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Public transport - METRO

Unfortunately Bucharest does not have a travel and discount pass, like most of the other capitals in Europe has.METRO (Subway)This is the fastest way to get from one distant point to another in...
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codrutz
Apr 04, 2012

How romanian coins and notes looks like

If you have arrived in Romania,one of the first thing you have to do is to go to exchange. So,i think is better to have an idea how the money looks like after you've checked the exchange rates here :...
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liliana91
Jul 14, 2011

Plenty of flags

Seems to me at least a bad taste or waste of money, and at most a sign of hidden inferiority complex.A few years ago Cluj Napoca was "the city of flags", because of its nationalistic mayor Gh. Funar....
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josephescu
Aug 05, 2006

Guidebooks and useful information

It's important to get a recent guidebook as things seem to be changing rather rapidly in Romania. I would recommend getting the Rough Guide and/or Lonely Planet, they seem to handle Central &...
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Dabs
Jun 08, 2005

Clean, free bathrooms

Having experienced some pretty bad toilets in parts of Eastern Europe/Russia, I have to say I was surprised at how often we found really clean free toilets, at restaurants, museums, gas stations, on...
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Dabs
Jun 06, 2005

BUCHAREST HISTORY

Romania's capital, the nation's centre of cultural and economic life, was founded more than 500 years ago and is a natural starting point for visits to the country. During the 1930's its tree-lined...
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alirom
Feb 14, 2003

Dalles library (aka Libraria Noi)

One of the best libraries in town for traverels' interests. Dozens of books in English about Romanian and Bucharest history, picture albums, including art ones. A reasobale variety of travel guides,...
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josephescu
Jul 31, 2006

Ro,Mex,BrasilCuisine,Food&ArtOfSensorialMassage

Te area is ok, look for Calea Victoriei, you'll find nice places to eat, bistro, Ciocogelateria'Venchi", delicious icecreams from fresh fruits, nice people to meet there, have a chat. Next to this is...
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andreibojinca
Jul 23, 2010

Walking in Bucharest / Unirii Square

Despite the rather lax interpretation of traffic rules by the locals, Bucharest is a very safe place to walk day and night - there are just some suburbs (e.g. Pantelimon) to avoid. However, distances...
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Airpunk
Sep 13, 2013

Gara de Nord

Yea it's a bit rough, but then the area round any main station in any capital city is a bit rough. Take the normal precautions and you'll be OK. The hotel restaurants are a bit naff, except Euro Hotel...
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ardelean
Jul 22, 2010

The best place to be in...

The best place to be in Bucharest is either the the Royal Palace (nowadays hosting a fine Romanian Art Gallery with great Medieval religious art exhibits) or Melik House, one of those small, old...
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Romanian_Bat
Jan 02, 2008

Put on your walking shoes and wander!

Wander around. Although Bucuresti is a large city, you can see a great deal of it on foot because so much of what a tourist probably wants to see is generally in the same area. Walk up and down the...
tiganeasca
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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"A Thrill, a Challenge, a Laughter"
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"About my homecity - Bucharest"
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"Bucharest, Romania"
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"I learned to love it"
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"Bucharest / Bucureşti"
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Odeon Theatre

The Odeon Theatre, one of Bucharest’s leading theatre companies, was founded in 1946 as Giulesti Theatre. It moved to its current location, the Sala Majestic, in 1974. It is a repertory theatre with a...
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Orthodox Church

We discovered this beautiful church on Bdul Marasti near the Arc de Triomf. We think it is the Manistirea Casin. There was a rugby stadium nearby, too. We did not get a chance to look inside, just...
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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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Old Town

As in most of the European cities, we are trying to value the oldest part of Bucharest, even if the history of the city is not as long as Rome's history. I have visited the old town less than one year...
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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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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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