In the period between the two World Wars, the city’s elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned
Bucharest the nickname of “Little Paris”. Tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy the sights of its
historical architecture and culture that in the recent years has experienced a new awakening.
With several museums, theaters, an opera house, concert halls, art galleries and beautiful libraries, Bucharest
reflects an interesting mixture of medieval, neoclassical and art nouveau cultures, mostly influenced by the old
Romanian aristocracy educated in France.
If you have the chance to attend a performance at the Atheneum, be sure you
don’t miss it! With its elegant domed interior, the Atheneum is one of the most
beauiful arhitectural gems of Bucharest.
Address: Franklin Street, No. 1-3
Estimated time: 8’/ 2’/ 3’
Is by far the most popular area for up scale boutiques. If you want to take a
look at the latest designer collections, this is the place.
Estimated time: 11’/ 14’/ 18
The Old City will most likely be the first part of your Bucharest visit. Conserving
some of the oldest monuments in the capital, but also lively streets packed
with hundreds of bars and clubs, this otherwise small part of Bucharest is one
of the most vibrant stops and a must of any visit.
Address: Lipscani Road | Estimated time: 6’/ 11’/ 14’
National Art Museum
The National Museum of Art of Romania is located in the Royal Palace in
Revolution Square, central Bucharest. It features collections of medieval and
modern Romanian art, as well as the international collection assembled by the
Romanian royal family.
Address: Victoriei Av., No. 49-53| Estimated time: 7’/ 6’
It is Bucharest’s oldest park and a great place to stroll and enjoy the peace that
one can only feel when finding such a jewel in the middle of a hectic city.
Address: Queen Elisabeth Boulevard
’Estimated time: 5’/ 14
The Palace Hall
It was built in the 1960 and it was used to host the five-yearly communist party
congresses. Today it’s used as a big venue for concerts and exhibitions.
Address: Ion Câmpineanu Street, No. 28
Estimated time: 4’/ 8’
In the last 15 years University Square has proved to be a popular railing point
at the time of national crisis as well as celebration: people gathered here
during the 1989 revolution and the sad events of June 1990 and they continue
to gather here every time the national team wins a football game.
Estimated time: 6’/ 8’/ 12’