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Bucharest is the capital of Romania from 1861, as well as the main economical and cultural center of the country. Located on the river Dymbovitsa, Bucharest is situated in the south-eastern Romania. The surroundings of the city are unusually picturesque. In addition to the rivers, the capital of Romania is in the northern part of the frames of the chain of lakes and in the center of the city there is an artificial lake Cismigiu. It is surrounded by manicured parks and gardens. Interestingly, Bucharest, like Rome, is built on seven hills. Probably because of the hills, the altitude area of Bucharest, which is about 226 km, ranges from 55.8 to 91.5 meters.

The capital of Romania is home to more than 2 million inhabitants and 9% of all are Romanians. Before the Second World War the city was built in the style of bozar as its boulevards reminded Paris. If is Bucharest a modern city, let its residents and tourists decide, but the fact that the architecture of this city is beautiful and unique is an indisputable fact.

In Bucharest there are a lot of interesting sights and only some of the most famous will be described here. A popular tourist destination is the set of the Prince's Palace (Curtea Domneasca). This is the old center of Bucharest, you can see the oldest building in Bucharest and the princely church. Generally, in Bucharest, you can see the whole chain of Orthodox churches of the XVII-XVIII centuries, each in its own way beautiful. Among the monuments and statues that adorn the city, the most famous equestrian statue of Michael the Brave and the governor Mioritsa Fountain, tells the touching legend of the same lamb. Having been in Romania, do not forget to visit the Palace and the Palace of the Parliament Kretulesku, as well as the Romanian Athenaeum , in a building where the Philharmonic is now. The most famous theater in Bucharest is the National Theatre, comedy, opera and ballet. The most popular Romanian museums, of course, are located in Bucharest. This is the Museum of Art, the Museum of the village, the largest museum in the world and the Museum of History of Romania.

Bucharest can be beautiful and attractive to visit if you know its true treasures. Ignore congestion and you will find a cosmopolitan city, with numerous museums, beautiful buildings, luxury shops and parks filled with greenery.


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Cismigiu

Cismigiu Park is located in the downtown of Bucharest. This is the oldest and the most beautiful park in Bucharest, it covers about 17 hectares, with entrances on three major roads: Boulevard Regina Elisabeta, Boulevard Schitu Magureanu and Stirbei Voda. The plans of the park were developed by the Viennese architect HW Meyer, Cismigiu garden today was inaugurated on March 22, 1860. The name of the garden derives from th...

The House of Parliament

The House of the Parliament or the People’s House is one of the most impressive buildings in the world and is the second largest after the Pentagon. It can be stated that the building exceeds 2% volume of the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. The building was built in record time during 1983 - 1989, and since its opening remained the most controversial building in Romania. For ma...

Grand Hotel Continental

Grand Hotel Continental Bucharest is in Romania, located on Calea Victoriei street 56 where there are other hotels in Bucharest. The hotel rating is of 9.12 (on a ten-system), the rating is based on real feedback from tourists who are vacationing in the hotel . The cost of living for one night starts from 309 RON (the price is indicated in the currency of the hotel). Grand Hotel Continental is ...

St. Joseph Catholic Cathedral

The parish territorial of St. Joseph Cathedral, with a separate area from Baratia area was founded in 1900. Transcripts of parish registers show that the first baptism was celebrated on February 4, 1884, and the first marriage on May 3, 1884, while still the construction and the arrangement of the building of the cathedral were not still finished. St. Joseph Cathedral is one metropolitan and archbishop. It was built between ...

The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace is located downtown in the middle of the historic buildings and other sightseeing places as Kretzulescu Church, Romanian Athenaeum, Central University Library and the Athenee Palace-Hilton. The church was built between 1927 and 1937 by the architect Roman D. Niculescu. In 1948, after the abolition of monarchy, the Royal Palace became the headquarters of the National Museum of Art. Inaugurated in 1950, The National ...

Cotroceni Palace

Cotroceni Palace is part of the Cotroceni National Museum, an institution specialized for presentation of medieval and modern history of the palace and the evolution and transformation over time. Over three centuries, a long line of outstanding personalities made decisions and ruled Romania from here, starting with the founder of the palace,the rich ruler Serban Cantacuzino, Constantin Brancoveanu, Nicholas and Constantine Mavrocord...

Odeon Theatre

Odeon Theatre, one of the most representative theaters in Bucharest, was founded in 1946 as the Theatre for Workers CFR Giulesti. The Majestic Hall was inaugurated in 1974. This is one of the finest theaters in Bucharest and one of Europe with a sliding ceiling. In 1990 the Giulesti Theatre changed its name into Odeon Theatre. It is a repertory theater, with a stab...

Youths' Park( Parcul Tineretului)

Youths' Park ( Tineretului Park)  has an area of 80 ha and is located within walking distance of the downtown, called the "Valley of Wailing". Since 1935, there is a systematic outline of the green areas, but the actual planning of the park began in 1965 and lasted until 1974. Large differences in level (up to 16 m) required modeling of land in order to emphasize the mirror of the lake. Valentin Do...

Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel

Hilton Hotel in Bucharest is known for many years as the best hotel with high standards. Hotel Hilton Athenee Palace is located in the heart of Bucharest, near the University Square and the former Royal Palace. Municipal trolleybuses, buses and trams pass just near. The airport is 20 minutes far. The shell of neoclassical style in 1918 was retained, it completed the construction of a wing in 1964. ...

Carol Park

Designed in 1900 by the architect E. Redont, Carol Park was inaugurated in 1906. The park was arranged on an old plantation and was held at the time of the most beautiful parks of the city. The park covers about 45 ha. A small-sized lake is crossed by a bridge plated with marble slabs. Buxus sempervirens walls and many roses fit the central park,from one part and the other alignment paths are fit with lime. Regularity and siz...


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