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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
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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

More Tourist Traps in Bucharest

Prepaid cards for your mobile

This is not a scam but a tip to have cheaper calls while in Romania.During the trip you might want to call a number in Romania, to make a reservation to a hotel, to a restaurant, to inquire something...
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codrutz
Aug 27, 2011

Taxi driver scam

Most common scam is the taxi driver asking more than the normal fare. To avoid this you have to:Never accept taxi rides from drivers waiting in airport, train or bus arrivals (outside their cars)!...
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codrutz
Aug 27, 2011

Money exchange

Today Aug 26th 2011 the exchange rates are:1 EUR = 4.3 RON1 USD = 3 RONThis can vary up or down 10% over one year period but you can use this to calculate the price of an item from RON in...
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codrutz
Aug 26, 2011

Safe as any European capital

Travel guides have the tendency to exaggerate tourist traps and they might call them 'dangers' or even 'crime'. The fact is Bucharest is a safe city, 'crime' here means at most pickpocketing. Mugging...
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codrutz
Aug 26, 2011

Airport shops

If you want to buy some presents or souvenirs do not postpone your shopping with the idea of buying something at the airport. First of all the passengers’ terminal at Otopeni is small (there are plans...
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Manara
Apr 30, 2010

Changing money

If you're changing money in train station, check for several exchange offices to find the best rates, because they can vary to 20%. Don't rush to the first exchange office you see. Also, if possible,...
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Vanity666
Sep 18, 2009
 
 
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Palace Parliament - oh my gosh!

Now, it's such a big thing in Bucharest that you really do have to see it. And the interiors are incredible. But bear in mind that you have to go round in a tour, and what you will be told are things...
extourguide
Dec 14, 2007

Taxis - please read this

Taxi drivers can be evil. In one sad experience that I had, one got violent with me, and just for the record, i'm an average sized female. So, wherever possible, get your hotel to book a taxi for...
extourguide
Dec 14, 2007

be aware at taxi taxes!!!!

don't go with a taxi that doesn't has a firm on it and a tax machine!the taxi driver when they see you a tourist they always want to take more from you! don't go with trams or buses, are too crowdy...
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Lecaro
Oct 15, 2007

Private Taxi

OK, first thing to say is I was in a hurry to meet a friend near Gara de Nord, and no other taxi was near, at least no "company taxi". So i got in one of the rip-off taxis. Even though I knew what I...
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USMarineRO
Aug 28, 2007

Airport food prices

Food and beverage prices at the duty free are amazing, do go buying there anything!A coffee and a lousy sandwich cost ~12 Eur.Most of the duty free counters (except for food) do not accept Ron! Take...
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DinkaYa
Aug 02, 2007

Changing Money

Romania has not switched to the Euro yet. As you arive at the airport, there are many money-changing kiosks, claiming 0% commission. They offered a much worse rate than the exchange at the hotel...
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PierreZA
Jun 30, 2007

Braun Castle- tourist trap

I was recently in Romania and I highly suggest taking a pass on the whole "Dracula" experience. We actually traveled on the the road that led to the castle, but kept going to a very quaint town called...
rebeccadana76
Apr 06, 2007

Unirii Blvd

Be careful with men posing as policemen. They are bogus with fake identity cards and try to frisk you and ask you documents etc. Never give away your documents or wallet, the best thing is go to the...
nsureshb
Oct 30, 2006

Top Hotels in Bucharest

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Calea 13 Septembrie No. 90, 5th District, Bucharest, 050726, Romania
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4 Boulevard Nicolae Balcescu, Bucharest, 010051, Romania
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29 Calea Victoriei, Sector 1, Bucharest, 701012, Romania
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1-3 Episcopiei, Sector 1, Bucharest, 010292, Romania
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11 Smardan St, Sector 3, Bucharest, 030071, Romania
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Calea Victoriei 56, Sector 1, Bucharest, 701012, Romania
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Top Things to Do in Bucharest

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 5 Bucharest Writers

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"A Thrill, a Challenge, a Laughter"
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codrutz

"About my homecity - Bucharest"
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Andraf

"Bucharest, Romania"
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josephescu

"I learned to love it"
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"Bucharest / Bucureşti"
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