Located in the south of the country, on the Romanian-Plain, Bucharest is Romania’s capital, as well as its economic and cultural centre.
The inner-city today is a mixture of buildings, reflecting the Secessionist, Communist and Modern architectural forms – its appearance and architecture reflecting two historic periods.
The first is the pre-WWII period, when Bucharest was referred to as “Eastern Europe’s Paris” because of its wide avenues, large parks, and because of the houses and public buildings – built in a 19th – early 20th century style – which characterised its city-centre.
The second period corresponds to the rule of the former dictator Nicholas Ceausescu, who, amongst other things, was responsible for the development of the imperial-scale government-quarter.
Bucharest’s most dominant building, the Parliamentary Palace, is a reflection of Ceausescu’s megalomania. The Palace, built during the 1980’s, has 13 storeys and 3100 rooms – making it the world’s second-largest, and Europe’s largest, building; currently it is the seat of Parliament.
The Arc de Triomphe, erected in 1935, was modelled on the triumphal arch in Paris.
The Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and its former monastery were built in the 18th century; inside, its frescos and gilded iconostas, deserve attention.
The Muezul Satului (Village Museum), located on the road to the airport, is one of the most interesting museums in Bucharest – it exhibits masterpieces of village architecture from all regions of Romania.
The Herastrau Resort guarantees the success of all events. The resort includes a newly opened 3 star hotel with impeccable quality in all of its services and assures comfort in its 68 accommodation places. The Herastrau Resort also offers you its famous restaurant with a capacity of 1500 places uniting 6 halls, each with its own specific theme. Read the rest of this entry »
Hotel Vila Paris is a 4 star mini hotel, opened in May 2007. Vila Paris brings a French elegance and style to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Nestled in a quiet residential area on the north end of the city, this classic four-star hotel boasts all of the main items that make a great hotel – excellent location, comfortable accommodations, charming decor, and welcoming service. Read the rest of this entry »