Bucharest Tourist Sights

Discover the Bucharest Tourist Sights

Unirii Square (meaning "Union Square" in Romanian) is one of the largest squares in central Bucharest, located in center of the city where Sectors 1, 2, 3, and 4 meet. It is bisected by Unirii Boulevard, originally built during the Communist era as the Boulevard of the Victory of Socialism, and renamed after the Romanian Revolution of 1989. The sq... read more

Herastrau Park (Romanian: Parcul Herastrau ) is a large park on the northern side of Bucharest, Romania, around Lake Herastrau. The park has an area of about 1.1 km², of which 0.7 km² is the lake. Initially, the area was full of marshes, but these were drained between 1930 and 1935, and the park was opened in 1936. The park is divided into two zones: ... read more

Carol Park (Romanian: Parcul Carol) is a public park in Bucharest, Romania, named after King Carol I of Romania. For the duration of the communist regime, it was called Liberty Park (Parcul Libertăţii). The park was designed by French landscape artist Édouard Redont in 1900 on Filaret Hill and inaugurated in 1906. The park had an initia... read more

The Palace of the Parliament (in Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania is one of the world's largest buildings. Its original name was the House of the People (Casa Poporului), but it was renamed (in the post-Communist era) first during the 1989 Revolution with the derogatory name of House of Ceau?escu and then as the Palace of the Parliament... read more

The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului in Romanian) is an open-air ethnographic museum located in the Herastrau Park (Bucharest, Romania), showcasing traditional Romanian village life. The museum extends to over 100,000 m2, and contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania. It was created in 1936 by Dimitrie Gusti, Victor Ion P... read more

The Triumphal arch is located in the northern part of Bucharest, on the Kiseleff Road. The first, wooden, triumphal arch was built hurriedly, after Romania gained its independence (1878), so that the victorious troops could march under it. Another temporary arch was built on the same site, in 1922, after World War I, which was demolished in 1935 t... read more

It was founded as"Grand Theatre of Bucharest" in 1852, its first director being Costache Caragiale. It became a national institution in 1864 by a decree of Prime Minister Mihail Kogalniceanu, and was officially named as the National Theatre in 1875; it is now administered by the Romanian Ministry of Culture. The current National Theatre is located... read more

University Square (Romanian: Piata Universitatii) is located in downtown Bucharest, near the University of Bucharest . Four statues are located in the University Square, in front of the University; they depict Ion Heliade Rădulescu (1879), Michael the Brave (1874), Gheorghe Lazăr (1889) and Spiru Haret (1932). The square was t... read more

The Cismigiu Garden (Romanian: Gradina Cismigiu) are a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania, the oldest and largest park (17 hectares) of the city center. The main entrance is from the Elisabeta Blvd, near the Bucharest City Hall; there is another major entrance at the Stirbei Voda Boulevard, near the Cretulescu Palace. The park was b... read more

The Romanian Opera ("Opera Romana" in Romanian) is the national opera of Romania, situated in a historical building in Bucharest near the Cotroceni neighbourhood. The first opera performed there was Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades 9 January 1954; the first ballet was Coppelia, the following night. Their annual season runs October-June.... read more

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