Day 6 - Bucuresti, end of a beautiful story.
Short visit to Bucharest until noon, ending the tour on the way to the airport.
Bucharest (documentary certificate from 20 September 1459) is located in S-SE, on the Dambovita and Colentina rivers, is the most important urban center in Romania. Bucharest is not only the starting point for many tours by holidaymakers in the country, but it is itself a tourist area of interest as it is one of the most beautiful European capitals.
Outdoor Village Museum (the second largest in Europe after Stockholm), the Romanian Peasant Museum, the National History Museum, the Snagov Forest and Lake (including the renovated monastery set on an island in the middle of the lake) Mogosoaia - the palace of Constantin Brancoveanu, the Pustnicu forest, the Cernica and Pasarea mansions, the Baneasa forest (with the largest zoo in Romania) the Caldarusani lake and monastery are all found in Bucharest.
Points of interest: In Bucharest there are religious settlements of special historical significance such as:
- The "Curtea Veche" church built between 1545-1547 by Mr. Mircea Ciobanul for the needs of the Domnesti Court.
- "Mihai Voda" Monastery - (1589-1591), built by the great voivode Mihai Viteazul, on the site of an old church.
- The Plumbuita Monastery, where the works began in the time of Petru Voda the Tanar (1559-1568) and ended in the time of Mihnea Turcitul.
- The Coltea Church-built by Cantacuzino's back between 1701-1702.
- The Stavrapoleos church (1724-1730), built by the Greek archimandrite Ioanichie
Many and impressive cultural buildings are tourist attractions worthy of being included in tourist developments:
Atheneul Roman - built between 1886-1888, according to the design of French architect Albert Galleron
- National theatre
- The National History Museum of Romania
- The National Museum of Art of Romania
- The Village Museum - one of the most interesting open air ethnographic parks in the world, founded in 1936 by Dimitrie Gusti
- Museum of Natural History "Grigore Antipa"
- The Romanian Peasant Museum
- The Central Military Museum
- Museum of Art Collections.
Great for its impressive dimensions, Parliament Palace is one of the most interesting buildings you should visit when you are in Bucharest. This grand building is characterized by a special architectural melange that brings together Brancoven style, influences of Renaissance, Germanic and Baroque style. Also known as the People's House, the building captures the opulence of more than 1000 rooms. From massive wood furniture and carved doors to marble columns, crystal chandeliers, silk curtains and huge carpets, this tourist attraction boasts of luxury and extravagance worth spending a few hours exploring. It impresses anyone regardless of political, cultural or artistic orientation. The Palace of Parliament or the House of the People is one of the most impressive and imposing buildings in the world, being the second largest by the Pentagon and the toughest building in the world. For many, the People's House is a monstrous monument to communism, a mark of the black past that we will have to coexist with. The building was built in record time between 1983 and 1989, on the site of monasteries that were demolished and the Uranus Hill, which was leveled. Since its inauguration, it has remained the most controversial building in Romania. Over time, many have thought to turn the building into a museum of communism, a mall or even a huge casino. The construction was attended by 200 architects and approximately 20,000 workers who worked three overlapping shifts, 24 hours a day. Those who want to visit it can do it daily because of multiple tours a day. Guides provide visitors with information about the history and construction of the building. The guided tour of the building lasts approximately 2 hours.
Cismigiu Park, romantic garden of the capital Cismigiu is the oldest public garden in Bucharest. The park was built with English style and was completed in 1854. Undoubtedly, the park is a place not only for Bucharest dwellers but for anyone who is here for a short time. Over time, the park became a symbol of Bucharest through its romantic air that reminds of the charm of Little Paris. It is a classic place full of love stories, no matter the generations. The attractions of the park are the lake and the pier from where you can rent pleasure boats and hydro-bicycles, the rose garden, the Roman circle and the statues or the spring of Eminescu.
Herastrau Park, the charm of the bourgeois gardens, was built in 1936 and has long been known as Carol II National Park. It is the largest park in the capital, representing the main attraction of the old Bukarest. A quiet, reserved area for recreation and culture and an area for sports and fun, with lands and sports grounds, restaurants, cafes, a fun amusement park for children and water clubs. The main attractions of the park are the Expoflora area, the Rose Island, the Japanese Garden, the Cariatide Alley, and the Statue of General de Gaulle. The park is divided into two areas.
Undoubtedly, the Historic Center is one of the most beautiful and chic places in Bucharest, a tumultuous place of buildings built in neo-classical and neo-baroque style. The ground floor of these buildings consist mostly of beautiful and inviting terraces, cafes, restaurants and shops. A walk on the intortocheat and crowded streets of the Historic Center gives you the impression that you have made a trip in time and that you are in Bucharest from time to time. The most famous street you have to visit is Lipscani. Here you’ll find the Inn of Tei, an impressive building that has been built in 1833.