Bucharest

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The vibrant capital of Romania is a city of contrasts. Triumphal arches and broad avenues bear witness to a time when Bucharest was nicknamed the ‘Paris of the East’, at a later time, however, its architecture was marked by the ideology of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The most imposing building in Bucharest is the Palace of the Parliament, the world's second largest administrative building. The city's most alluring features are fascinating museums and Orthodox churches, as well as pleasant parks, trendy cafés and shops, where you can while away the hours.

Weather averages in October

  • Day 17°C
  • Night 7°C
  • Rain 4

The vibrant capital of Romania is a city of contrasts. Triumphal arches and broad avenues bear witness to a time when Bucharest was nicknamed the ‘Paris of the East’, at a later time, however, its architecture was marked by the ideology of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The most imposing building in Bucharest is the Palace of the Parliament, the world's second largest administrative building. The city's most alluring features are fascinating museums and Orthodox churches, as well as pleasant parks, trendy cafés and shops, where you can while away the hours.

Weather averages in October

  • Day 17°C
  • Night 7°C
  • Rain 4

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A capital overflowing with energy

Bucharest, an often-overlooked destination, is a dynamic, constantly evolving and changing city full of culture. Its image was shaped by numerous historical events that created a mix of neoclassical, art deco, communist and modern architectural styles. Today, the Romanian capital is booming with construction, with elegant glass facades, high-rise buildings or a combination of architectures sprouting up all over the city. The most recognizable building in Bucharest is the megalomaniacal Palace of Parliament in Unirii Boulevard, built by former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

The Romanian capital surprises visitors with its diversity. The city contains numerous tourist attractions and offers modern and cool events in trendy cafés and bars, excellent restaurants and amazing bars. When sightseeing, make sure to add Palace of Parliament, the Romanian Athenaeum, the Romanian Peasant Museum and the old town of Lipscani to your list. Bucharest is a city of culture with plentiful and varied nightlife and has thus deservedly been nicknamed the “new Berlin”. The city’s charm also lies in the fact that it has not yet been flooded with crowds of tourists like some of the neighbouring capitals, and the prices still remain moderate.

The city contains numerous tourist attractions and offers modern and cool events in trendy cafés and bars, excellent restaurants and amazing bars.

After getting your fill of exploring the densely populated city, you can restore your strength in beautiful green gardens and parks, shielding you from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are many parks scattered around this city, offering large green areas, ideal for picnics, private alleys for walks and many lakes where you can row. One of the most popular green areas is the Cişmigiu Gardens, which is also Bucharest’s oldest and most romantic park.

 
 
 
 
 

Sights in Bucharest

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Romanian Athenaeum

One of the finest buildings in Bucharest with a sublime baroque cupola houses a concert hall.

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The Arch Of Triumph

The imposing Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf) was erected in memory of the fallen Romanian soldiers.

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Cişmigiu Gardens

Bucharest's oldest park and a great place to walk and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Palace of the Parliament – People's House (Casa Poporului)

The imposing palace built by Nicolae Ceauşescu is now the world's second-largest administrative building.

Airports

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Bucharest Henri Coandă

Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is Romania's busiest international airport, located in Otopeni, 17 km north of Bucharest's city centre, which can be reached by car (a 30-minute car ride), as well as by bus and taxi.

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