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, Government Palace
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.
Enjoy a full day tour of Bucharest taking in all the sights and sounds of this magnificent city - once known as 'Little Paris'. Visit places such as the Open Air Village Museum, the History Museum, and more and learn how the Romanian people toppled the last communist dictator in Eastern Europe, in the Revolution Square.
Royal Palaces to Gothic Castles Day Tour from Bucharest
Drive through the Prahova Valley to the popular mountain resort of Sinaia in the Carpathians before continuing to the Black Castle in Brasov. After lunch you will visit Dracula's castle in Bran and have a chance to hunt for souvenirs in the local markets.
Explore the fascinating capital of Romania and discover the main places of interest in Bucharest. This tour offers a real insight into the Jewish history and culture of the country and includes visits to the Choral Temple and Museum of Jewish Community.
With so much on offer you are sure to find something to please you in Romania! Tantalize your tastebuds with the capital city of Bucharest and enjoy a lesson on the history of the city. See the Open Air Village Museum and listen to how Romanian people finally succeeded to topple the last communist dictator in Eastern Europe, in the Revolution Square.
Enjoy a refreshing and relaxing transfer from Bucharest Airport to your Bucharest city hotel. Arrive ready for your travels in breathtaking Romania and take the worry out of last minute organizing by booking ahead!