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  • 1 Church of Kretulescu Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Calea Victoriei nr. 47 RO - 010063 Bucuresti

    This red-brick church (1722) is typical of the Brancovian style: carved banding on the façade, rounded iconostasis, six-columned porch. It was built by the boyar Kretelescu, son-in-law of Constantin Brâncoveanu. Surrounded by concrete blocks from the..

  • 2 Gallery of European Art Interesting

    Museums and art

    Calea Victoriei 49 49 RO - 010063 Bucuresti

    Dedicated to the work of the great masters from European schools of the 14C-20C, this gallery has over 2 600 paintings and sculptures. Following restoration, it is a fine backdrop for works by Tintoretto (Annunciation) and Cranach the Elder (Venus an..

  • 3 Museum of Art Collections Interesting

    Museums and art

    Calea Victoriei nr. 111 RO - 010071 Bucuresti

    This museum was inaugurated in 1978 to accept bequests on behalf of the nation from patrons and art lovers. Reflecting the varying taste of the donors, it draws together items from diverse eras and origins; oriental art (Persian carpets), Japanese ar..

  • 4 G. Enescu Museum / Cantacuzino Palace Interesting

    Museums and art

    Calea Victoriei nr. 141 RO - 010071 Bucuresti

    An essential visit for music lovers, this museum dedicated to composer George Enescu (1881-1955) is in effect a musical journey. The building is also architecturally noteworthy, a mix of neo-Classical, neo-Baroque and Art Nouveau styles, and for its ..

  • 5 City Museum / Sutu Palace Interesting

    Museums and art

    B-dul I.C. Brãtianu nr. 2 RO - 030174 Bucuresti

    This museum represents a real trip back in time, with objects form the neolithic era onwards, information boards and photos giving an idea of the enormous changes experienced by the Romanian capital down the centuries. The same visit also provides th..

  • 6 Ioanid Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    RO - Bucuresti

    Established in a marshy area in 1870 by a publisher named Ioanid who was inspired by English and French parks (like Parc Monceau in Paris for example), it is sited at the heart of a district occupied by embassies (Jordan, Malaysia, Belgium, Denmark) ..

  • 7 "Capital" Streets District Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Strada Paris RO - Bucuresti

    It is pleasant to stroll through the smart district lying either side of Strada Paris, to admire its neo-Romanian and neo-Gothic luxury villas, built by Bucharest's rich in the 1920s and 1930s. Some now house museums, giving visitors the chance to ad..

  • 8 Zambaccian Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Str. Muzeul Zambaccian nr. 21 RO - 011871 Bucuresti

    Romanian painters of the late 19C and early 20C (N.Grigorescu, Th. Pallady, S. Luchian, C. Brâncusi and C. Baba) and famous French artists (Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne, Sisley...) comprise the treasures of this museum. It is sited in the former home of..

  • 9 Cotroceni Palace Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    B-dul Geniului 1 RO - 060116 Bucuresti

    The voivod Serban Cantacuzino founded a monastery here in 1679. Following the marriage of Ferdinand and Marie, architect Paul Gottereau built the main palace in 1893, to which was added a group of neo-Romanian buildings. Called the "palace of th..

  • 10 "Cart with Beer" Brasserie Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Strada Stavropoleos 5 3 RO - 030081 Bucuresti

    Be sure to visit Caru cu Bere, Bucharest's oldest brasserie, a famous haunt of intellectuals and artists in the late 19C. Admire its remarkable neo-Gothic decoration (flooring, woodwork, stained glass and wall paintings), the work of Polish artist Zi..

  • 11 Strada Lipscani

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Strada Lipscani RO - Bucuresti

    The heart of the Lipscani district, this eponymous street is especially agreeably in the evenings when its many cafés and restaurants come alive. The presence of galleries and antique dealers represents a continuation of its trading history; during t..

  • 12 Piata Revolutiei

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Revolutiei RO - Bucuresti

    The hub of Romanian political life, this square to the north of Calei Victorei is the site of successive seats of power: the Royal palace (1812-1815), which became the palace of the Republic in 1948; and the palace of the Senate, the former seat of t..

  • 13 Piata 21 Decembrie 1989 - Piata Universitatii

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata 21 Decembrie 1989 RO - Bucuresti

    Dominated by the huge university buildings (1868), the institute of architecture with its fine façades and the elegant students' church (1909), this square occupies a poignant place in the Romanian collective memory: it was the scene of much bloodshe..

  • In the rooms, lit through the lovely stained-glass windows of this neo-Gothic building (one of the finest in the area), maps from various eras tell the story of Bucharest, Romania, the world, space and history. Over time, the rivers that structured m..

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