Are you looking for what to do in Bucharest?
For a tourist, Bucharest is a tragedy. Yes, there is a tonne of stuff to see and do even now, but there used to be so much more! The hated communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu razed much of the city’s irreplaceable heritage to the ground in his bid to invalidate the past and prop up his own glory. His monument to himself, the Parliament Palace, is the main attraction.
For historical tourism, check out the old town in Lipscani neighborhood, which has lots of 19th century buildings. Another great walking area is Victoriei Avenue – 3 kilometers long and full of monuments. Visit the old caravanserai, the city’s first covered shopping arcade, The rest of the city’s heritage can be found in its many, many museums. Prepare to be exhausted checking them out. Triphobo recommends the Village Museum, the Peasant Museum, the Curtea Veche, the Belly Cemetary and the National History Museum. There are innumerable churches too, some of them unusual, all of them impressive.
There are great many parks and gardens to tour. Do not miss the Cismigiu and the Herastau. Izvor Park has remnants of old Bucharest. Tineretului has excellent walking and cycling areas.
Nightlife is vibrant, with an eclectic selection of pubs and bars in Old Town. Try Shoteria and Bicicleta and the Dionysus Wine Bar. Many establishments stay open until dawn. It’s not uncommon to tour Old Town via bar-hopping.
Bolster your sightseeing with shopping. Many major malls, some brilliant bookstores, a great number of antique stores.
Below we have a list of things to do in Bucharest and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Bucharest getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Bucharest with confidence.