Top Historical Places in Bucharest

Are you looking to explore the history of Bucharest through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Bucharest including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Bucharest. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Bucharest ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Bucharest, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Bucharest for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Bucharest with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Palace Of Parliament

    Tags: Palace

    Possibly there's no other single civic building that is simultaneously a country's grandest architectural achievement and most reviled public monument. Built by the megalomaniacal communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in the 1970s as a tribute to his own perceived greatness, the construction of the Palace required putting the country into heavy foreign debt and starving the Romanian poor. It co...Read more
  2. Arcul De Triumf

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site

    The Arch you see here today was the third one built on the site. The first one was buried in a rather hurried manner to make sure Romanian troops could pass under it after winning Independence in 1878. The second structure was built after World War 1 and destroyed in 1935 so that the current structure could be built in 1936. The 27 meters high structure is now the location for National Day mil...Read more
  3. Cotroceni Palace

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Palace

    This is the official residence of the president of Romania and also the location of the the National Cotroceni Museum. The first building on the site was a monastery built in the seventeenth Century. Later the area became the favored location of the Royal Family. Carol I of Romania ordered a palace to be built on the site. Under communist rule the palace was known as a center to inculcate child...Read more
  4. Carol Park

    Tags: Park, Arena, Castle, Monument

    Also known as Liberty Park, this park doubles as a historical monument in remembrance of socialist militants. It is famous for the tree-lined esplanade that courses through and around it's shimmering lake. Altogether it comprises of about 30 acres worth of landscaped gardens. Check out the elegant and solemn Mausoleum, a World War 1 Monument which was originally a communist monument. There's al...Read more
  5. Bellu Cemetery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monument, Cemetery

    This is the largest and most famous cemetery in the country. In use since 1858, the cemetery is popular with tourists thanks to the incredible number of historic figures and dignitaries and personalities buried here, most of them Romanian of course. These include artists, scientists, architects, mathematicians, actors, professors, journalists, historians, religious and political leaders, playwr...Read more
  6. Coltea Hospital

    Tags: Historical Site, Statue

    Visitors to the city are usually disappointed when they find out they cannot enter this grand building. It is the oldest Hospital in Bucharest and was built in 1704 by Christian scholar and philanthropist Mihai Cantacuzino (his statue can be seen right outside the building). It is famous for having tended to the soldiers wounded in the many battles of Romanian history, most recently those injur...Read more
  7. Curtea Veche

    Tags: Ancient Ruin

    The old princely court isn't nearly as impressive to look at as the nearby Curtea Veche Church. But as far as sheer mystique goes, it's much more interesting. You see, the palace was built in 1459 on the orders of Vlad the Impaler, who is known in popular culture as Dracula. At the time, the palace was the economic centre of the city. Today, after the fire and earthquake in the 18th century, on...Read more
  8. Biserica Sfantul Gheorghe Nou

    Tags: Church, Historical Site, Statue

    This truck is of great historical importance. It is not new by any means, having been built in 1707. It's mostly popular as the last resting place of Wallachian prince Constantin Brancoveanu, whose remains can be seen here. There is also a statue of the prince in the courtyard. The paintings on the exterior and interior are superb, especially the murals. Also at the church are the relics of Sai...Read more
  9. Palatul Primaverii

    Tags: Palace

    The reviled dictator Nicolae Ceausescu lived in this palace for twenty-five years with his wife. It is lavishly decorated, and is perhaps the most ostentatious home any dictator ever built for himself. For example, the toilet roll holders are made of solid gold; and it has it's own cinema. Carved wood and mosaic tiles cover every surface. There are innumerable chandeliers. The cabinets are stil...Read more