Book flights to Bucharest and discover the heart of Romania! When you think of a taking city break, Bucharest might not be the first destination that pops into your head, but for intrepid travellers who like to really experience something new and different Bucharest is a great choice of city and a real adventure. One thing you really must do is visit the incredible Palace of Parliament, one of the biggest buildings in the world, and well worth seeing with your own eyes, just to understand its size! Book flights to Bucharest with Ryanair.
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Bucharest has many different, beautiful landmarks and the most prominent one is Palace of Parliament. To get a sense of Romanian history, visit the museum of Romanian Peasant or if you feel like a stroll in the outdoors go to the gorgeous Parcul Carol 1.
Palatul Parlamentului (Palace of Parliament)

Built during Ceausescu’s regime, the Palace of Parliament is Romania’s most famous building. A public tour of the opulent staircases and chandelier-filled rooms offers a fascinating insight.

​Address: Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 316 0300​Website: www.parlament.ro
Arcul de Triumf (Arch of Triumph)

Similar to its Paris namesake, Bucharest’s Triumphal Arch remembers Romania’s Great War soldiers and its reunification in 1918. Initially, the arc was built of wood in 1922, and then finished in Deva granite in 1936.

​Address: Piața Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Lipscani District

Lipscani, Bucharest’s historic centre, retains an old town charm which is almost irresistible! It is located between Calea Victoriei, Blvd. Bratianu, Blvd. Regina Elisabeta and the Dambovita River and its collection of winding streets boasts antique markets, bric-a-brac spilling out from tiny boutiques and some of the city’s most appealing restaurants and bars.

​Address: Lipscani, Bucharest
National Art Museum

Romania’s most impressive art collection is displayed in this sprawling royal palace (Muzeul National de Arta). View the work by Rembrandt and El Greco, among a host of European works.

​Address: Calea Victoriei 49-53, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 313 30 30​Website: www.mnar.arts.ro
Piaţa Universitatii

In addition to being the centre for Bucharest’s intellectual and political events and the most popular meeting place in Bucharest, the Piata Universitatii has a dramatic history. During the 1989 Revolution, some of Romania’s fiercest fighting took place here. Close by are also the University of Bucharest’s School of Architecture, the National Theatre, the Coltea Hospital and the Sutu Palace (History Museum).

​Address: B-dul Regina Elisabeta, Bucharest
Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Român)

The superb Romanium Athenaeum is the hub of Bucharest’s musical activity. Exquisite mosaics and historical frescoes adorn the 19th-century circular building, which hosts impressive orchestral concerts.

​Address: Str. Benjamin Franklin 1, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 315 2567
Museum of the Romanian Peasant

This delightful museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) opened in 1906 and is widely regarded as Romania’s best. A veritable treasure trove of pottery, icons and clothing, it also houses the fascinating Communism Exhibition and the ruins of an 18th-century Transylvanian wooden church.

​Address: Soseaua Kiseleff 3, Sector 1, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 212 9661​Website: www.muzeultaranuluiroman.roSubway: Piaţa Victoriei I / Piaţa Victoriei II
Jewish History Museum

This museum, situated in a stunning synagogue built in 1850, tells the story of Romania’s Jewish population up until 1937. Make sure to catch the moving tour to get the best experience.

​Address: Str Mămulari 3, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 311 0870​Website: www.romanianjewish.org
Old Princely Court & Church

The Old Princely Court (Curtea Veche) was built in the 15th century by Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad Dracula. According to the legend, he kept his prisoners beneath the court! What remains today are a few walls, arches, tombstones and a Corinthian column. Here stands also Bucharest’s 16th-century Old Princely Church (Biserica Curtea Veche), the city’s oldest church. Original frescoes and Wallachian architecture are among the star features in this ancient Romanian veteran.

​Address: Strada Franceza 25-31, Bucharest
Piaţa Revoluţiei

Whilst Piaţa Universitatii saw some of the darkest days of Ceauşescu’s regime, events at Piaţa Revoluţiei heralded the beginning of a new age. This building now houses the Senate. Close by is the former Royal Palace, now home to the National Art Museum, the Romanian Athenaeum and the Athenee Palace Hotel. Also the Kretzulescu Church.

​Address: Piaţa Revolutiei, Bucharest
Parcul Carol I

One of the most beautiful parks in Bucharest, designed by the French landscape architect, Eduard Redont. Plenty of open-air concerts in the summer at Arenele Romane.

​Address: Calea Serban Vodá, Sector 4, Bucharest
Bucharest offers a fantastic selection of international dishes. French, Spanish and Italian cuisines are all available, though sampling local fare is a must. Traditional restaurants are inspiring and offer top-notch food in lively surroundings. Here are a few international and local choices.
Casa Doina

Casa Doina is a terrace garden draws Bucharest’s most influential diners. Politicians and executives talk business over superb Romanian dishes.

​Address: Şos Kiseleff 4, Sector 1, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 222 6717​Website: www.casadoina.ro
Caru’ Cu Bere

Beer connoisseurs will be in their element at Caru’ cu Bere. Bucharest’s oldest beer hall dates from 1875 and sports a Dracula-esque, Gothic-style interior.

​Address: Str Stavropoleos 3-5, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 313 7560 / +40 726 28 2373​Website: www.carucubere.ro
Burebista Vanatoresc

Tuck into wild boar, venison steaks and meatballs in this rustic, cheerful tavern. A hearty folk band adds to the country atmosphere.

​Address: Str Batistei 14, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 211 8929​Website: www.restaurantvanatoresc.ro
De Gustibus

De Gustibus is an Italian gem that has got everyone talking. Serving simple but exquisite Tuscan fare.

​Address: Str Marcel Iancu 10, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 211 1449​Website: www.degustibus.ro
Divan

This is not just a restaurant but a meeting place in an oriental environment. Great food with live entertainment!

​Address: Strada Franceza 46-48, Bucharest​Phone: +4 021 312 30 34​Website: www.thedivan.ro
Bucharest offers many different types of cafes with lovely coffee and even better pastries.
Café & Latte

Cafe & Latte is a Bucharest old-timer! It is a popular choice for local students and tourists.

​Address: Schitu Magureanu nr.35, Bucharest​Phone: +40 2131 415 8551​Website: www.caffe-latte.ro
Cafeneaua Actorilor

As the name suggests, this bar is frequented visited by next door’s National Theatre actors. Intimate and cosy, thespians whisper dramatically in dark corners.

​Address: Adresa Nicolae Balcescu, nr 2, Bucharest​Phone: +40 724 147 432​Website: www.cafeneauaactorilor.ro
Doncafe Brasserie

Come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this café is well-known for its cosy atmosphere. The cheesecake comes highly recommended!

​Address: Strada Ankara nr. 7, Bucharest​Phone: +40 746 222 444​Website: www.doncafe-brasserie.ro
Ramayana Cafe

Ramayana might not be situated in the best neighborhood but once you get there you will find a lovely decor and waitress dressed in Indian dresses. They have great tea and coffee.

​Address: Strada Baldovin Parcalabul Nr. 11, Sector 1, Bucharest​Phone: +40 788 595 595​Website: www.ramayana.ro
Arcade Cafe

This Italian inspired café is located in the heart of Bucharest. There is sometimes a crowd here but the place is big so you will find a seat.

​Address: Smardan, nr. 30, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 314 5066​Website: www.arcadecafe.ro
Bucharest’s bars are scattered around the city at random, but seeking out the best venues is all part of the fun. Among these you’ll find intimate dens, chic cocktail lounges and trendy newcomers to the city drinking scene. As with Bucharest’s bars, the city’s most exclusive clubs are invariably hidden away. However, there are enough top nightspots here to cater to everyone’s taste. Dance the night away or chill out in more mellow venues.
Deja-vu

Order Deja-vu’s most exotic cocktail to make the most of the extensive drinks menu. If you’re feeling risqué, a Russian barmaid will obligingly squeeze lemon into your mouth with her teeth, to accompany whichever concoction you choose.

​Address: Str. Nicolae Bălcescu nr.25, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 311 23 22​Website: www.dejavu-club.ro
Salsa III

Salsa III is perfect for a seductive taste of Latino dance and great tasting Sangria. It does not matter if you are new at Salsa or have been dancing for years, everyone is welcome!

​Address: Str Mihai Eminescu 89, Bucharest​Phone: +40 21 723 531 841​Website: www.salsagroup.ro
Club Maxx

Maxx is one of the largest night clubs in Bucharest and known to draw a big crowd and play good music. If you want to get lost in dance then this is the place to go to!

​Address: Splaiul Independentei 290, Bucharest​Phone: +40 721 294 739​Website: www.beraria-maxx.ro
Kristal Glam Club

Kristal Glam Club is one of the best and most popular clubs in Bucharest. Here you will find some of Europe’s biggest DJ´s.

​Address: Bvd. Regina Elisabeta nr. 34, Bucharest​Phone: +40 722 795 184​Website: www.clubkristal.ro
Barletto Club

Barletto Club is the city´s most expensive and exclusive clubs. The DJ´s are hot and so are the dancers and people in side, this is not the place to take the bus to…

​Address: Strada Oltetului nr 30, sector 2, Bucharest​Phone: +40 752 307 302​Website: www.barletto.ro
There are plenty of intimate places to seek out home-grown goods. For hand-woven rugs, painted eggs, pottery and Romanian costumes, spend some time rifling through the wares at the folk art shop of the Peasant Museum. Elsewhere, Pasajul Villacross along Calea Victoriei is a stretch of funky boutiques, while art galleries and antique shops are also dotted about in this area. If you are looking for antiques, there are plenty and can easily be found in art galleries along Calea Victoriei and around the Old Historical Center (Lipscani street). Piata Obor, at Campul Moslior 5, is Bucharest’s largest outdoor market with all sorts of food and a mini bazaar. Piata 1 Mai, at Blvd. Ion Mihalache 123, is an Oriental bazaar where you will find everything from fresh cheese, fruits, vegetables to flowers and household items.
Otopeni Airport

Otopeni is located 17km from central Bucharest (40 mins), and most international and domestic flights leave regularly from here. Buses run to/from Otopeni – catch bus no. 131 or 783 from the city centre (Piaţa Unirii) and get off at Otopeni’s departures/arrivals hall. This works in exactly the same way for the opposite journey.

​Phone: +40 21 204 1000​Website: www.bucharestairports.ro
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