Once a tiny ancient burg , turned nowadays into an European cosmopolitan capital city, Bucharest welcomes you with a special glamour, with its unique scent.

We leave you the pleasure to discover it …

Monuments

 


 

THE ROYAL PALACE

 

The Royal Palace was built between 1813 - 1815 and in 1866 it became the residence of King Carol I. Nowadays, the Palace, turned into a museum, hosts some of the world famous artists' works: El Greco, Rembrandt, Brancusi, Grigorescu.

 

Address: 49, Victoriei Road

 

THE HISTORY MUSEUM

 

An old building constructed between 1894 - 1900 on the ruins of an inn destroyed by a fire in 1847. Former Post Office Palace, its entrance is decorated with columns in Doric Style, the museum reflect the main stages of the national history.

 

Address: 12, Victoriei Road

 

THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING

 

Built in 1984 - 1989, it is the most monumental administrative building in Europe and includes hundreds of offices, reception halls, conference rooms and halls for scientific, cultural and socio-politica levents. As inside surface (265.000 square meters), the building is on the second place in the world after Pentagon (Washington).

 

Address: 2 4, Izvor Avenue

 

PATRIARCHIAL CATHEDRAL

 

This construction of impressive size began between 1654-1658 in the period of Constantin Serban and was finished 7 years later. It reproduces the plan of Curtea de Arges Monastery. 

Every year, on the 27th of October, thousands of believers from all over the country journey here to address their prayers to the holly relics of St. Dimitrie - the patron saint of the city.

 

VILLAGE MUSEUM

 

 

Is one of the most interesting ethnographic parks outdoors in the world. Built in 1936 by Dimitrie Gusti, the museum is very original. The houses and its surroundings from different areas of the country are exposed according to the zones that they belong to.

 

Address: 28-30, Kiseleff Road

 

TRIUMPHAL ARCH

 

Dedicated to the victory of the Romanian army during the First World War, the Triumphal Arch was rased in two stages (1922 and 1935 - 1936) according to the project of the architect Petre ANTONESCU.

 

Culture

 


 

ROMANIAN ATHENAEUM

 

Founded in 1888, with Greek temple aspect, having columns in Ionic style at entrance; gorgeous interior with round frescoes showing moments from the Romanian history. Today, seasons include over 400 concerts every year that are played both the Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra.

 

Address: 1, Franklin Street

 

ROMANIAN OPERA HOUSE

 

The Opera House was built in 1953 based on plans of Octav Doicescu; the performance hall can hold 1,200 people.

 

THE NATIONAL THEATRE

 

It was founded as the “Teatrul Cel Mare din Bucuresti” (“Grand Theatre of Bucharest”) in 1852, its first director being Costache Caragiale. It became a national institution in 1864 andwas officially named as the National Theatre in 1875.

 

 

Parks

 


 

CISMIGIU GARDEN

 

The oldest garden of the capital was opened for the audience in 1854 and has the name of the high official charged to supply Bucharest with water. Today Cismigiu is an oasis of serenity and relaxation.

 

HERASTRAU PARK

 

Herastrau Park is a large park on the northern side of Bucharest, around Lake Herastrau. The park is divided in two zones: a rustic natural zone (The Village Museum) and a public domain with areas for recreation activities.

 

 

Shopping

 


 

AFI PALACE COTROCENI

 

AFI Palace Cotroceni is the ideal destination for shopping, entertainment, relaxation and business. It houses 300 shops, a hypermarket, a skating ring, a karting track, children's playgrounds, cinemas, the first IMAX in Romania, two casinos, a laser tag arena.

 

Address: intersection of Vasile Milea and Timisoara boulevards

 

BANEASA SHOPPING CITY

 

Baneasa Shopping City is Bucharest fashion mall where fashion lovers will find the most important brands. It has all the usual facilities including a supermarket or restaurants, cafes and modern cinemas.

 

Address: 42D, Bucuresti - Ploiesti road

 

BUCHAREST MALL

 

Inaugurated on the 10th of September 1999 and located in the very heart of the capital, Bucuresti Mall is the first shopping center in Romania that gathered under the same dome the latest innovations and standards of the international retailing.

 

Address: 55-59, Calea Vitan

General Data

 


Official language: ROMANIAN

 

Official currency: LEU (plural LEI)

 

Local time: GMT + 2 hours (summer GMT + 3 hours)

 

Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz

 

Measurement system: metric

 

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