Dear visitors, welcome to Romania and its beautiful capital, Bucharest.
It is a very well known fact that in the past Bucharest was called ,,The Little Paris”.
Due to its French influenced architecture, large boulevards that were supposed to match the Champs Elysee, and bohemian lifestyle, in the XIX th century, Bucharest was one one of the trendiest capitals in Eastern Europe.
The communist period brought a series of architectural changes: the monumental House of the Parliament ( the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon ), the Grey Area of Bucharest (big blocks of flats for workers, party members, and common people ) , to name just two of the major changes in the city.
But probably the biggest turning point for Bucharest was the bloody revolution from 1989, which culminated in the falling of Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime, that spanned for almost 50 years.
While you are in Bucharest make sure you do not miss some of the great highlights:
The old part of Bucharest which is now a vibrant area, where there’s plenty to do for everybody. Feast your eyes with the old historical buildings on Victoria Boulevard like The National Museum of Romanian History, Kretzulescu Church, The Royal Palace. Then, enjoy the active life from the downtown.
Take a walk to The Revolution Square and further on visit the stunning building of the Athenaeum.
Last but not least is the impressive House of the Parliament, a monumental administrative building, famous all over the world.
Bucharest is famous also for the green areas, a perfect choice for those who wish to rest after a long walk.
Herastrau Park, the biggest park in Bucharest, where one can find the famous Village Museum, built in open space. The museum is a very important testimony of the rural life. All the houses in this museum were brought from the countryside, from all over Romania, piece by piece, and assemblied here.
Cismigiu Park, near Cismigiu Gardens, the oldest park opened for visitors, in Bucharest, in the XIX th century.
Carol Park, famous for an impressive piece of architecture called The Mausoleum of the Unknown Soldier.
There are plenty of options for those who choose to spend some quality time in the heart of the city.
One can find many hotels and hostels in the Old Centre, like Europa Royale and Little Bucharest.
There are many restaurants in the area, as well, that serve different dishes, from all over the world, for all tastes and desires.
For shopping and souvernirs, just take a walk down the narrow streets like Lipscani, Gabroveni, Smardan, and you fill find plenty to choose from.