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A Practical Guide to Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve

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Being the capital city, it’s no surprise that people come and go to Bucharest. It is everyone’s stopover before heading to Transylvania, Brasov, or wherever your travel itinerary dictates. But no one has ever seen its magical, energetic, and historical features. This city is worth visiting and a day trip is undoubtedly not enough to explore all the best destinations it offers.

Bucharest is known for showcasing its diverse architectural styles. From medieval up to post-communist architecture, this city is surely a mix of both the historical and modern cityscape. The people also know how to have fun and enjoy the city’s delectable dishes that are found in local restaurants accompanied by live music. Once you’ve given this city a day or two, you will realize why this is dubbed as the Little Paris of Romania.

Top Attractions in Bucharest

We know for a fact that you would want to look into the most visited sites in Bucharest and we took it as part of our initiative to inform you of the destinations that you NEVER want to miss out on. So, check out these sites to give you an overview as to why they are the best places to visit in the city.

Romanian Athenaeum

Romanian Athenaeum

The elegant Athenaeum is the heart of Romania’s musical tradition with its stellar acoustics and most reputable concert halls. It also became the home of George Enescu’s Philharmonic which also contributed to the Athenaeum’s fame worldwide. Designed by the famous French architect, the Romanian Athenaeum was complete builed in the year 1888, and the funds used for its completion came from the general public. Several fundraising campaigns were raised for its completion but the most common, perhaps, is the “Give a Penny for the Athenaeum” campaign that paved the way to the now renowned destination in the city.

Palace of Parliament

Next to Pentagon, the Palace of Parliament is considered as the second-largest administrative building in the world. The Palace of Parliament was created during Nicolae Ceausescu time, having approximately 3,000 rooms, and some of the rooms are still unfinished up to this day. For this palace to be built, it took 20,000 labourers and around 700 architects to create this enormous structure that prides itself with nuclear bunkers and several underground levels.

Palace of Parliament

Carul cu Bere

Carul cu Bere

Carul cu Bere is not only the oldest restaurant in the city, but it is also considered as of the most popular tourist attraction in Bucharest. What sets this restaurant apart from any other restaurant in the capital is not just its age but its historical background. This restaurant was established in the 19th century, just before the world war, where activists used to meet to engage in intellectual discourse. Once you’ve set foot in Carul cu Bere, you will notice how the original menu and recipe were preserved. While the beer is clearly to die for, the dishes served in this restaurant are mouthwatering and nostalgic at the same time.

National Theatre

Ah, the country’s most reputable dramatic stage. If you want to catch how Romanian literature is transformed into a theatrical experience, you can buy tickets for any plays that are available. The theatre’s interior is sophisticatedly designed, and the facilities are well maintained. You surely won’t regret watching a play or if you want to immerse yourself with Romanian culture.

National Theatre

Revolution Square

Revolution Square

Revolution Square had gained fame worldwide when Nicolae Ceaucescu’s last moments in power were broadcasted all over the world. People had witnessed how Romanians courageously ousted him out of power. This is the place where people gathered and turned up against him. In his disbelief, he stormed out of the square angrily and rode a helicopter only to be arrested a few hours outside the capital. This is truly a dramatic event in Romania’s history, and it’s something that you would also like to experience. The square is also located near the historic Athenee Palace Hotel, the National Art Museum, as well as the Romanian Athenaeum.

Bucharest Museum and Art Gallery

Ah, the country’s most reputable dramatic stage. If you want to catch how Romanian literature is transformed into a theatrical experience, you can buy tickets for any plays that are available. The theatre’s interior is sophisticatedly designed, and the facilities are well maintained. You surely won’t regret watching a play or if you want to immerse yourself with Romanian culture.

Bucharest Village Museum

Many tourists visit Bucharest only to see this special village museum. Called as the world’s first ethnographic open-air museum. Founded by Royal Decree in 1936, and covering some 15 hectares on the shores of Lake Herăstrău, the Bucharest Village Museum museum reenacts how the Romanian villages looked like for the past three centuries. It contains approximately 346 houses with over 53,000 objects displayed that are replicated and built to look exactly like the original houses. These houses are placed according to their historical region where visitors can compare the development of Romania’s way of life all throughout the centuries.

National History Museum

National History Museum offers the most exciting tales of Romania’s history. This museum showcases the relics found that only proves the country’s close ties to Rome. You will find several maps, statues, and pieces of jewellery on display that trace it’s way back to the 4th century. Some of the pieces of jewellery are even considered as the most valuable treasure found in 1867 before the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb.

Peasant Museum

From the name itself, the Peasant Museum
shows Romania’s ethnography and illustrates Neo-Romanian style which was inspired by the Brancovean tradition. It contains around 90,000 relics that depict early Romanian’s way of life. These displays are categorized into interior tapestry, costumes ceramics, religious objects, wood objects, and other visual objects like graphics, videotapes, and glass sheets.

General Transportation Information

Bus / Autobuz

  • Operates from 5:00 AM to 11:59 PM
  • Electronic wallet: $1.00
  • One-way ticket: $0.35
  • One day pass: $4.15
  • One week pass: $6.15
  • One month pass: $12.25

Tram / Tramvai

  • Operates from 5:00 AM to 11:59 PM
  • Electronic wallet: $1.00
  • One-way ticket: $0.35
  • One day pass: $4.15
  • One week pass: $6.15
  • One month pass: $12.25

Trolleybus / Troilebuz

  • Operates from 5:00 AM to 11:59 PM
  • Electronic wallet: $1.00
  • One-way ticket: $0.35
  • One day pass: $4.15
  • One week pass: $6.15
  • One month pass: $12.25

Underground / Subway / Metrou

  • Operates from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Two-way metro card: $1.25
  • One day unlimited pass: $2.00
  • Seven-day unlimited pass: $6.10

*** Note that all the rates are just estimates and subject to changes

*** For subway:

  • You must purchase the tickets and have it validated before boarding.
    Without a validated ticket, you will be penalized and asked to pay a $12.00 penalty fee.

Private transport:

If you’re in for a little adventure travel, car rental would be the best option for you. All major car rentals are available in the city. For more safe and guided tours, feel free to contact us so we can set up a special arrangement for you. A day tour is more convenient if you have a car with you.

from otopeni airport to bucharest

The 784 Express line connects Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport with the city center (Unirea Square) – fast lane.

The 783 Express line connects Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport with the city center. This line runs day and night. At night, the bus leaves every 40 minutes.

The 780 Express line connects Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport with the Gara de Nord (main railway station).

All buses leave from outside the terminal building at the ground floor and a return ticket is about 2€

How much is a taxi from Bucharest Airport to Bucharest city centre?

The average taxi fare from Bucharest Airport to Bucharest is 15€. As a Romanian myself I have always travelled by taxi (Uber). The public transport is pretty unreliable so I wouldn’t advice you to use it. 

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