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Published : May, 2023

Sites & attractionsFood (any)Activities: CulturalGeorge Enescu Philharmonic Orchestrahuge parksDelta Vacaresti: Wildlife in the cityNational Museum of Art RomaniaRomanian AthenaeumCarturesti Carusel libraryPalace of Parliamenttraditional Romanian dishesBucharest Old TownChurches -more than religious sights!Calea Victoriei
Bucharest, Romania’s capital, is undoubtedly one of Europe’s tourist gems. Once dubbed the ‘Little Paris’ due to its elegant French-inspired architecture and culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the city rapidly emerged from its almost half-a-century communist past to become an attractive city. Here are our recommendations for Must-see things in Bucharest.

Many are surprised to discover how Bucharest has something to offer to everyone’s interests and budget. From the many museums, you’d expect huge beautiful parks that will make you forget you’re in a bustling capital. From a lively nightlife scene to places where street art and local culture thrive.

Published : Aug, 2021

Sites & attractionsActivities: CulturalActivities: Nature & WildlifeTransylvaniaBicaz gorgePalace of ParliamentMoldovita MonasteryBucharestMaramuresStavropoleos MonasteryThe Transfargassen HighwayCouncil Square -BrasovBridge of Lies -Sibiu
I cannot imagine a better introduction to Romania than the mystical liturgy in one of few sacred places in Bucharest – the Stavropoleos Monastery – that survived the demolition spree of the 70s.
We hear the strains of chanting even before the monastery looms into view. It gets louder as we step into the candle lit interior, perfumed by incense, the echoes of sonorous Byzantine hymns bouncing off the frescoed walls.

It’s a compact space with a dozen or so worshippers, men and women segregated to either side. The melodic chants, alternating between them, transport us half way across the world to the intriguing strains of another culture...