Top Five Things to See in Bucharest
Bucharest is a dream come true. The destination offers everything a traveler could ever want, and all at super affordable prices. In fact, Bucharest is so cheap, that you will be able to live like kings for the duration of your stay.
Drink your body weight in mouth-wateringly good beer at a fraction of the price. Dine on hearty, traditional, home-cooked Romanian feasts at a steal. Also indulge in action packed activities and decadent nightlife beyond your wildest dreams!
Despite all these merits, the city hasn’t always had the best reputation.
Contrary to what some say, we have a real soft spot for the Romanian capital, and seeing as we might as well be locals, here are our top five things you’ve simply got to see in Bucharest on your stag do abroad.
The Palace of Parliament
Taking up some 330,000-sq-metre and boasting over 3000 rooms, the Palace of the Parliament is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon.
Built by the country’s former dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu, construction drained the economy and today the building costs around £3.8m per year in maintenance. So now you can imagine how huge it really is.
Just seeing the building from the outside is impressive, but head inside to get a real insight into Romania’s history.
Tours are ongoing daily so we recommend to take full advantage of it.
With so much to see, we certainly recommend for you to wander about these 16 hector gardens during your weekend in Bucharest.
Cişmigiu Garden is a popular local hangout, where beautiful young Bucharest residents lounge in the sunshine and drink cold beers during the warmer months.
This vast garden with fountains and monuments also allows you to rent a paddle boat and soak in the views from the water.
Bucharest, and indeed Romania as a whole, has a fascinating communist history, complete with an anti-communist uprising. See the centre of the action at Revolution Square, or Piata Revolutiei, where the revolution began in 1989. This is where communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu escaped by helicopter from a rooftop in the night.
The Square is also home to the impressive University Library and a notable bronze of Carol I – the ruler of Romania from 1866 to 1914.
This one is for persons who want to see a bit of authentic Bucharest nightlife.
Lipscani is the cities coolest neighborhood, where hip bars, clubs, shops and restaurants all exude an air of contemporary local life and creative expression. It is also located walking distance from the shopping street ‘Calea Victoriei’.
Caru’ cu Bere
This place has become something of an institution in Bucharest. A visit to Bucharest simply wouldn’t be complete without a visit to this popular local hotspot.
The beer is plentiful, and the food is incredible. What stands out is the unique atmosphere and the impressive traditional architectural and design. Lunch never looked this good!
So now that you have five things to start you off, head over to our dedicated Bucharest destination page. Here you can check out some of the cool activities and unique options we offer to entertain you!