Palace of Parliament

Palace of Parliament

Known before 1989 as the People’s House or House of the Republic, the Palace of Parliament is by far one of the most famous attractions of Bucharest and maybe even the country. It competes with the painted monasteries in northern Moldavia or castles such as Peles and Bran. Superlatives… The largest building in Romania, it is the largest civilian administrative building for use in the world, the most expensive administrative building in the world and the heaviest building in the world, so i... [ read more ]

The ‘Manuc’ Inn

The ‘Manuc’ Inn

Built between 1804 and 1808 by a rich Armenian, this is the only inn which passed the test of time. The building is situated in the commercial centre of the capital on one of its most important boulevards, Lipscani, and was famous for the noise, the bustle and colorful mixture of people that it used to attract. One of the finest examples of old Wallachian urban architecture, the ‘Manuc’ Inn has preserved its atmosphere and style, functioning nowadays as hotel, restaurant and wine cellar. Bu... [ read more ]

The Triumphal Arch

The Triumphal Arch

This monument is part of a gallery of honoring monuments that commemorate the Romanian participation in World War I, such as the Coronation Cathedral in Alba Iulia, the Mausoleum in Marasesti, the Heroes’ Cross on Mount Caraiman or the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Carol Park in Bucharest. The Triumphal Arch is located at the intersection of the road Pavel Kiseleff with boulevards Prezan, Alexandru Averescu and Alexandru Constantinescu, in Bucharest. Erecting the Triumphal Arch It was built... [ read more ]

“The Royal Court” of Bucharest

In 1906, during an exhibition held in Bucharest, among the objects from around the country, there was also a charter written on parchment, without seal, but with a red and blue silk cord. It was found that the document was issued on September 20, 1459, in the office of Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler, the ruler of Walachiaat the time) from the fortress named Bucharest. Known today as the Museum “The Royal Palace – The Old Court”, the Royal Court has been the political, social, economic and cu... [ read more ]

Important monuments in Bucharest

Important monuments in Bucharest

There are many interesting places to visit in Bucharestwhich is a curious mix of old and new, of neat, well-kept places and boring streets with similarly looking block of flats. Thus, Bucharestis not one of the most wonderful capitals of the world, that’s a fact; it is, nevertheless a city that is always prepared to welcome its visitors. The places not to be missed in this city are by far the important monuments preserved for centuries awaiting you to discover them each, in its turn. Sutu Pal... [ read more ]

A sightseeing tour of Bucharest

A sightseeing tour of Bucharest

Although it has been affected over the time by invasions, fires, floods, earthquakes and indifference, Bucharest still has the what to show visitors whether they come from the province or abroad. It would be a waste to pass through the Romanian capital without seeing at least some the places I propose in this sightseeing tour of Bucharest. The Athenaeum This institution was founded in 1865 in order to endow people with useful knowledge. To raise money for the building, they used the motto ‘G... [ read more ]

The historical background of Bucharest

The historical background of Bucharest

Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is located in the South – East part of the country, where hundreds of years ago large forests stretched unhinged and of which only a few scattered clumps are still preserved. The historical background of Bucharest is reflected just by this replacement of forests by buildings, of old by new, of traditions by modernism. The beginnings … The identity of the founder of this city seems to be disputed between Bucure the Shepherd (who is presented as such by old... [ read more ]

Present-day Bucharest

Present-day Bucharest

The city is located in the South- East part of Romania, between Ploiestiand Giurgiu, on the banks of DambovitaRiver. Bucharestwas called “Little Paris” because of both its architecture and rich social, economic and cultural life, having been one of the most beautiful European capitals. The city, which in 1857 was the first in the world where street lighting was introduced with kerosene, became the capital of Romania in 1862, developing rapidly in all areas: demographic, economic, cultural. P... [ read more ]