Once known as “Little Paris”, Bucharest is a very cosmopolite and vibrant city with many beautiful attractions.
Bucharest Romania things to do
Museums, old buildings and wonderful parks are just some of the attractions you should include on your travel list.
Our recommendations for spending a few days in Romania’s capital are:
1. The Palace of the Parliament
The second-largest building in the world, the Palace of the Parliament is an architectural masterpiece under the communist regime. 880 architects and more than 10.000 workers took part in this huge project.
The building has more than 1.000 rooms and 25.000 parking places displayed on several underground levels. Everything about this building is huge!
It is an architectural masterpiece and definitely you should visit it when in Bucharest!
2. Visit Dimitrie Gusti National Museum
Located on the north side of Bucharest in Herastrau Park, this is the biggest outdoor museum from the city. It is home to more than 265 traditional buildings collected from all over the country and displayed here, at this museum.
All the old houses were dismantled, carefully transport and then reassembled in this unique place. Some of the building are more than 200 years old and walking around this museum is like a travel back in time.
It is a good opportunity to see the characteristic of the buildings from each corner of the country!
3. Old Town, a top Bucharest Romania things to do
Located in the heart of the city and the place where all the businesses used to be negotiated, Lipscani or the Old Town is a vibrant place full of bars and restaurants, old buildings and boutiques which should be on your list when visit Bucharest.
The names of the streets remind us about their guilds that were based on that place: Selari “The Saddler’s Street or Blanari, the Furriers’ street.
In our days it is a great place to spend some relaxing hours and where you can sip a glass of wine and spend quality time with your friends.
There are plenty of accommodations close to the Old Town. Intercontinental Hotel Bucharest is one of them. It offers nice furbished rooms, with great amenities, good services and is just a few steps away from the heart of the city.
4. Sevastopoleos Church
This is one of the oldest churches from Bucharest. The church was built in 1720 and has a unique architecture, with its spectacular facades with multifoil arches, all painted with tendril patterns and arabesque foliate.
The church has a fascinating iconostasis and is a symbol of Romania’s Brancovenesc style in which byzantine, renaissance, ottoman and baroque elements are combined and form a wonderful architecture.
Definitely this is one of the best Bucharest Romania things to do!
5. Herastrau Park
Herastrau Park is the largest park in the city. Inside the park, there is a huge man-made lake surrounded by alleys for running and walking.
In the summertime, you can take the boat for a tour on the lake or you can rent a smaller boat for a more intimate experience.
Include on your tour of the park the Japanese garden full of cherry trees which bloom in spring and the rose island full of roses with different colours.
6. Dealul Mitropoliei
In the centre of the city, on the south part of the Union Square, there is Dealul Mitropoliei, a sacred place home of the Romanian Orthodox Institutions.
The church from the top of the hill is home to the human remains of St. Dimitrie Basarabov, the protector of Bucharest.
During Eastern time, or Christmas or any other important orthodox events, the hill is packed with hundreds of pilgrims who come from all over to country to take part at the holy ceremonies.
7. Grigore Antipa Museum one of the most cosmopolite Bucharest Romania things to do
This is Bucharest’s Natural museum which was named after the one who was in charge for more than 50 years with this place.
The museum is newly renovated and is one of the best destinations for those interested in natural history. Be prepared to meet a lot of kids because it is one of the top attractions for children of all ages!
The museum contains a very comprehensive collection of Romania’s biodiversity on the ground floor, while the next floors of the museum present all major ecosystems in the world.
The museum is located right in the Victoria Square, just 2 metro stations away from the Parliament building and right near the Romanian Government.
And the list could go on because there are many other interesting places in Bucharest and in the nearby area.
The main advantage of this destination is that it is very cheap and incredibly beautiful!
There are many beautiful hotels located right in the middle of the city at a walking distance from the Old Town or the Palace of Parliament. You have a wide range of choices: from apartments and hostels to five-star hotels with great services and nice view over the city.
Find the perfect accomodation for your stay in Bucharest
Come and visit it while it is still untamed! This is just a shortlist of Bucharest Romania things to do!