Bucharest Things to Do

  • Senate (Former Comunist Party Building)
    Senate (Former Comunist Party Building)
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  • Parliament Palace at night
    Parliament Palace at night
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  • Parliament Palace, Bucharest
    Parliament Palace, Bucharest
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Bucharest

  • Parliament Palace - Casa Poporului, Bucharest

    1. Parliament Palace - Casa Poporului

    4 out of 5 stars

    There are several claims about the size of this building, some say it's the second largest, some the third. It doesn't change the fact that this is a monster of a building - and surely one of the...

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  • Village Museum, Bucharest

    2. Village Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Village Museum borders Herastrau Park, but its entrance is on Soseaua Kiseleff. You cannot enter it from the park. Entrance is 6Ron. It is open on Mon 9-5, Tues to Sun 9-7. The museum contains...

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  • Cismigiu Park, Bucharest

    3. Cismigiu Park

    Cismigiu Park is a lovely park - the oldest public park in Bucharest - which was very close to our hotel for the first night. We walked there after walking the main street to see the Romanian...

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  • Revolution Square - Piata Revolutiei, Bucharest

    4. Revolution Square - Piata Revolutiei

    4 out of 5 stars

    Today's senate building was once the building of the Central Committee of the Communist party. The first uprisings against the communist regime have started in Timisoara in mid-December...

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  • Triumphal Arch - Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest

    5. Triumphal Arch - Arcul de Triumf

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bucharest's nickname is “Little Paris” and the admiration for the French capital reached its climax in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is therefore no surprise to find a copy of Paris' Arc de...

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  • Herastrau Park, Bucharest

    6. Herastrau Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bucharest's green area is a long shot away from the old town. It is a popular recreation area with the locals. The clock at the roundabout in the south has become an icon of the city, but it is only...

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  • Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest

    7. Romanian Athenaeum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Romanian Athenaeum is a beautiful concert hall in the center of Bucharest, and a landmark of the capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and...

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  • National Art Museum, Bucharest

    8. National Art Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Here, you'll find a collection of classic paintings as well as medieval (mainly religious) art. The museum is located in the former Royal Palace and is divided in two sections: European and Romanian...

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  • Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest

    9. Museum of the Romanian Peasant

    4 out of 5 stars

    This museum is often recommended and seems to be high regarded by locals. In my opinion however, it is far overrated and surely does not meet everyone's taste.   Most exhibitions are not easily to...

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  • Military Club, Bucharest

    10. Military Club

    The Military Club was built in 1912. and is an impressive building in Bucharest,. It was built on the site of a former Monastary , to host the Officers of the Romanian Army.--Today the officers still...

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  • Opera House, Bucharest

    11. Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bucharest’s Opera House is the main venue for seeing opera and ballet performances in Bucharest. Their annual season runs from October to June and tickets are usually dirt cheap. They tend to stick to...

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  • Calea Victoriei, Bucharest

    12. Calea Victoriei

    Calea Victoriei is the oldest street of Bucharest - 1692 - it used to link the Old Princely Court (downtown) with Mogosoaia Palace (north of Bucharest). It was initially paved with oak beams. The...

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  • City Tour Buses, Bucharest

    13. City Tour Buses

    The city is not very large but very interesting to walk around, especially the old town. It appears that many old buildings are starting to be renovated. The open top bus tour was well worth doing it...

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  • Manuc's Inn and Old Princely Court, Bucharest

    14. Manuc's Inn and Old Princely Court

    Inns like this were common during Ottoman rule, in Bucharest however only this one survived. Halul lui Manuc (Manuc's Inn) was finished in the early 19th century. In 1812, the peace treaty of the...

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  • Old Town, Bucharest

    15. Old Town

    4 out of 5 stars

    As in most of the European cities, we are trying to value the oldest part of Bucharest, even if the history of the city is not as long as Rome's history. I have visited the old town less than one year...

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  • Union Square - Piata Unirii, Bucharest

    16. Union Square - Piata Unirii

    If you come from the southern part of Bucharest, the Union Square (Piata Unirii in Romanian) is where the city center starts. Two of Bucharest subway lines intersect here and the square is the site of...

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  • National Theatre, Bucharest

    17. National Theatre

    4 out of 5 stars

    The National Theatre was built in 1973, but its exterior was entirely reshaped in the 1980s. Inside there are three auditoriums: the Sala Mare is the largest one, the Sala Amfiteatru and the Sala...

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  • Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest

    18. Cotroceni Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a must see if you are in town. If you have time to visit just one place in Bucharest, make Cotroceni Palace the place! Make sure you have your passport with you, the security is tight here....

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  • Stavropoloes Church, Bucharest

    19. Stavropoloes Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It was finished in 1730 and is richly decorated with icons. Like many of Bucharest's old churches, it is pretty small. It was part of a nunnery which was dissolved. Outside, it is one of very few...

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  • Press House, Bucharest

    20. Press House

    Named Casa Sciintei after the Communist Party's newspaper, the building is now known as "House of the Free Press". A popular nickname during the Communist years was "House of Lies". It was designed to...

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  • Natural History Museum - Grigore Antipa, Bucharest

    21. Natural History Museum - Grigore Antipa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This museum has been refurbished recently and is of international class. The displays are stunning and one exhibit is unique. There is a audio guide in various languages. There are information...

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  • Romanian Savings Bank, Bucharest

    22. Romanian Savings Bank

    This beautiful building, designed in the eclectic style by the French architect Paul Gottereau, was constructed between 1896-1900. It sits on the site of a former 16hr century monastery, St. John the...

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  • Kretzulescu Church, Bucharest

    23. Kretzulescu Church

    This beautiful, small red brick church was already on the shortlist to be pulled down after the WWII reconstruction plans of the communist regime. Only the effort of locals saved it – however, like...

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  • Bucharest University, Bucharest

    24. Bucharest University

    The University of Bucharest was founded in 1864 by Alexandru Ioan Cuza, ruler of the newly united principalities of Walachia and Moldova. Work on the neoclassical building began in 1857 and finished...

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  • Palace of Justice, Bucharest

    25. Palace of Justice

    The Palace of Justice was built between 1890-1895 in French Renaissance style. It was designed by the French architect Albert Ballu and the interiors were finished by Ion Mincu. The main facade has...

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