Touristic spots in Bucharest

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Centrul Vechi
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It dates back to the 15th century, being one of the earliest settlements of the city. The charming pedestrian lanes and streets with theaters and restaurants will enchant you.

Palatul Parlamentului
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It is the world's second largest administrative building and one of the most populat touristic attractions in Bucharest. It is surrounded by factories, parks and the Old Town, which complement its view.

Biserica Stavrapoleos
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Built in 1724 by a Greek monk, this church has unique features and stands as a landmark of the city.

Ateneul Român
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It is the most prestigious concert hall of the city that resembles a Greek temple. It's know for its fresco that represents scenes of the Romanian history.

Piața Revoluției
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It set the last minutes of Ceausescu's power in the country. It is surrounded by museum and palaces, like the Senate Palace.

Muzeul Național de Artă al României
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As a former Royal Palace, the museum presents a unique collection of paintings and sculptures of famous Romanian and foreign artists, including El Greco, Rembrandt, Renoir and Rubens.

Muzeul Național de Istorie a României
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It displays the most fascinating historical exhibits up to the prehistoric times. The biggest exhibit is the replica of Trajan's Column, in honor of the Roman emperor that defeated the ancient Dacian tribes.

Curtea Veche
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It was the palatial residence of the Wallachian princes, including the "Dracula" Vlad Tepes.

Arcul de Triumf din București
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It was dedicated to the Romanian soldiers who fought in the first World War. It is the central point of military parades for the biggest events in the country.

Muzeul Național al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
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If you're interested to live the traditional Romanian life, this is the perfect place to do it. Founded in 1936, this museum includes over 300 traditional buildings with steep roofs, churches and workshops.

Parcul Regele Mihai I al României
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The largest park in Bucharest, located near the Herastrau Lake and is home to the Village Museum. Has a lot of walking trails, a Japanese garden and an open-air theater.

Village Museum
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The museum dates back to the 19th century and is house to many historic houses and farms.

Palatul Primăverii
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The former residence of the Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu. It has 80 rooms, a swimming pool and represents the luxurious lifestyle of the family.

Hanul Manuc
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The oldest operating hotel in the capital and the site of a number of important events, for example, the peace treaty of the Russo-Turkish war in 1812.

Strada Victoriei
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Best known thoroughfare of the city, home to many tourisitic attractions: Cantacuzino Palace, George Enescu Museum, the National Museum of Art of Romania, Odeon Theatre, Revolution Square and many more.

About this lesson

If you are interested in Romania and its capital, this lesson is for you! It introduces you to the main touristic attractions of Bucharest, which will help you plan your trip and not forget about anything!

Why Bucharest?

It is called "the little Paris" , due to the Romanian Arch of Triumph and the architecture of the Old Town. It can offer incredible opportunities to learn about its history from locals with first-hand experiences. Just go wandering the streets and explore the beauty of this city!

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