The once beautiful, historic and even Paris-like capital of Romania has been severely damaged by the Second World War and a severe earthquake in 1977. Several old neighborhoods have also disappeared due to political decisions. But fortunately there are also beautiful places preserved. For example the ‘Revolution Square’, the beautiful green city center ‘Cişmigiu Park’ or the lively boulevards with many trees, including the one with the Romanian ‘Arc de Triomphe’. Museums can mainly be found in former palaces. For example, the Royal Palace (Palatul Regal) is better known today as ‘Romania’s National Museum of Art’. The very beautiful churches in Bucharest are all interesting. Check topmbadirectory for how to get to Romania.
Top 10 sights of Bucharest
#1. Ateneul Român
In the center of the city of Bucharest, this Athenaeum, opened in 1888, stands with its round silhouette. Every year this is the heart of famous music festivals in which the absolute world class perform their masterpieces. In the very spectacular, romantic and baroque concert hall of the Ateneul Român, the most beautiful pieces are played by leading symphony orchestras. You can find the Ateneul Român at Strada Franklin 1. Check simplyyellowpages for mass media and culture of Romania.
#2. Curtea Veche
This former royal court was built around the fifteenth century for the then Wallachian monarchs. In the following years it has been expanded and modified quite a bit. Today, the Curtea Veche is a museum where you can admire archaeological excavations and objects from history. Next to the court you will find the Biserica Curtea Veche, the Old Court Church.
#3. Biserica Stavropoleos
The orthodox Stavropoleos church is characterized by its very special appearance.
It was built in the year 1724 to a design by Ioanichie Stratonikeas. This person was also buried in this church after his death. A monastery and an inn could be found next to the Biserica Stavropoleos. Unfortunately, these were demolished at the end of the nineteenth century. In the small part of the monastery that remains, there is now a library.
#4. Cişmigiu Park People
like to stay in this large public city park of the city of Bucharest to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. This oldest park is located right in the center near the town hall. The 17-hectare park has a vast lake, historic statues, several monuments and a restaurant on the water. The most special sight of this park is the ‘Izovrul Sissi Stefanidi’ statue. It depicts a crying, grieving mother who has lost her child.
#5. Sf. Gheorgekerk
The style in which this Gheorghe church on the Strada Liscani was built is called Brancoveanu style. This style is the name of the founder Constantin Brancoveanu who built the church between 1705 and 1706. At the time that the country was governed by him, it experienced a lot of prosperity and economic and cultural prosperity. His wife had him buried in this church.
#6. Palatul Parlamentuliu
In this ‘house of the people’ or Parliament Palace, there are approximately 2000 rooms and halls. Part of it is occupied by the Parliament of Romania. Several heads of state are received in this enormous building. Unfortunately, around 1980 many historic churches, old buildings, monasteries and a residential area had to make way for this 300,000 m² building. Nevertheless, this Palatul Parlamentuliu may call itself one of the most beautiful buildings in Bucharest due to its stately appearance and overwhelming and impressive interior.
The most old and authentic part of Bucharest can be found in the Lipscani district. As you stroll along the cobbled streets you will pass small boutiques and galleries. Here and there you will find markets and sights such as the Biserica Curtea Veche church. This district has been mentioned as an important trading center since the Middle Ages.
#8. Calea Victoriei
The Calea Victoriei can rightfully call itself the most charming street in the city of Bucharest. In any case, it is the oldest street in the city. A number of very important and special buildings such as the National Museum of art ‘Muzeul Naional de Arte al României’, Ateneul Roman concert hall and the Revolution Square ‘Piata Revoutiei’ can be found here.
#9. Cantacuzino Palace
This magnificent and ornately decorated former palace now houses a museum about Georde Enescu. The palace was built between 1899 and 1902 by order of one of the richest men in Romania, Georghe Grigore Cantacuzino, better known as Nabob. Later the property came into the hands of the famous composer George Enescu. Now the Cantacuzino Palatul is known as George Enescu Museum. The Polish Cultural Institute regularly organizes various classical concerts there.
#10. National Historical Museum
On the Calea Victoriei is the beautiful historical museum of the city of Bucharest. The entire Romanian history is covered here. The objects on display range from the present to prehistoric times. The most special and valuable object is the ‘Tezaurul de la Pietroasa’. Freely translated, this means ‘the golden chicken with chicks’. This treasure was found in 1837 archaeological excavations in the town of Pietroasele.