Bucharest is the capital city of Romania. This vibrant and chaotic capital is one of the major attractions for tourists who are looking to experience something different and unique. In case you are planning for a trip to Bucharest, these are some of the things that you should preferably do.
1. Visit the Parliament Palace– The Parliament Palace is also known as the House of the People and is undoubtedly one of the most famous landmarks of Romania’s communist past. It is the second largest building in the world second only to Pentagon. This building is among one of the most impressive and controversial constructions in the world. The Parliament Palace is one of those buildings that irremediably reshaped the country’s history.
2. Stroll along the Victoriei Avenue- A walk along the stretch from United nations Square to the Victoriei Square is the best way to take a glimpse of the city’s major historical and cultural attractions. It will also be a good way to explore some off-beat track in Bucharest as the avenue intersects with smaller streets with their old houses and monuments. The main places of attractions around the avenue include the National Museum of History, CEC Palace, the Military Palace, the Revolution Square and Catacuzino palace.
3. Explore the Old Town– If you have gone through your travel guide, then Old Town will probably be on the first part of your Bucharest visit. Home to some of the oldest monuments in the capital, its lively streets are packed with numerous restaurants and bars. Some of the main attractions around this place include the oldest residence of medieval princes, former bank edifices and old merchant streets.
4. Pay a visit to the village museum– The Village Museum is house to a complex collection of more than 53,000 traditional objects kept in the open-air section and its interior spaces. This exhibition is home to more than 300 monuments that include the hundreds of years old wooden churches brought from different corners of the country. This place is one of the most important cultural attractions of the capital.
5. Bellu Cemetery– With its unique outdoor gallery of impressive funeral sculptures and tombs, this cemetery is another important cultural attraction in Bucharest. These sculptures have been the contribution of some of the most famous artists of the past centuries out of which 200 are listed as historical monuments.
6. Visit Century-old Churches– Bucharest is home to many old churches, some of which are of significant historical importance. Ranging across different centuries and built-in wide variety of architectural styles, these churches have mesmerizing interior paintings and a rich history that makes them a key cultural attraction. Pay a must visit to the churches of Stavropoleos, Coltea, Zlatari, Bucur, Radu, and the Patriarchy.
7. Take a walk in the local parks– Bucharest is well known for its ice-capped mountains and lush greenery. Its parks are like an oasis in the urban jungles that have their own historical importance.