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BucharestRomania

Visit the capital of Romania, a charming city with grand palaces, gardens, historic buildings, squares full of greenery and a vibrant nightlife.

Thanks to the French style boulevards, neoclassical palaces and large parks, Bucharest was known as the 'Paris of the East' during the communist period. Since the fall of communism, they’ve tried to restore the city to the original state. Visit it today and you will find restored palaces, churches full of frescoes, restaurants, an exciting nightlife and rich cultural experiences.

Start your visit by walking along the architectural highlights of Bucharest. Visit this Arcul de Triumf and admire its sculptures and the large granite monument that honours the Romanian soldiers who fought during the First World War. Make sure you take in the Palatul Parlamentului (Parliament Palace), one of the largest parliament buildings in the world.

Visit Revolution Square and behold the former royal palace, house to the former royal rulers of the country. The palace is now the location of the Muzeul National de Arta al Romaniei. You will also find the Kretzulescu Church here: this prayer house from the 18th Century is an example of the Brancoveanu style, with architectural features from the Renaissance, Baroque and Byzantine and Ottoman style.

Bucharest has lots of beautiful green spaces to relax in. An example is the Gradina Botanica Bucuresti, which is no less than 17.5 hectares. In Cismigiu Garden you can rent a rowboat on the lake and, in the winter, you can skate on the ice rink.

Visit the old town if you want to drink, eat and be merry. Find a restaurant that serves typical Romanian dishes consisting of sausage and cabbage before hitting the bars. Most of the clubs and bars stay open until sunrise. If you’re looking for some high culture, catch a show at Ateneul Român, the domed concert hall putting on the best classical music and ballet performances in the region.

International flights arrive at Henri Coanda Aeroportul Internaţional, about 16 kilometres north of the city. The city can also be reached from several surrounding European countries by train. Explore the art, history, culture and cafes of Bucharest on foot, by taking an inexpensive taxi or rent your own car.

Where to stay in Bucharest

Top hotels in Bucharest

Grand Hotel Continental
Grand Hotel Continental
5 out of 5
56 Victoriei Avenue, Bucharest
The price is £58 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

Located in Bucharest City-Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cretulescu Church and Romanian Athenaeum. Palace of the Parliament and Herastrau ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (553 reviews)

"Very good hotel. No buffet style breakfast due to ongoing covid scare but even better as the chef personally ask us what we would luke and he cooked it fresh for us. Fantastic."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Grand Hotel Continental
Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Airport
4 out of 5
11 Bd. Aeroportului, Otopeni, Ilfov County
The price is £42 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Water Park Otopeni, Therme Bucharest and Herastrau Park. Piata Romana and Romanian Athenaeum ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (194 reviews)

"I did not like breakfast programme. It should start at 5 o'clock for people travelling very early in the morning."…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Airport
JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
5 out of 5
Calea 13 Septembrie 90, Bucharest
The price is £77 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palace of the Parliament and Romanian National Opera.

4.4/5Wonderful! (493 reviews)
Great Hotle

"Very nice hotel and i what you would expect of a 5 star hotel. The in room mini bar is not cheap £7 for a 1 litre of Evian water. The trip was different than it would normally be because of the countries Covid-19 rules but felt safe and relaxed in the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2020

JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Bucharest

Cismigiu Apartment 2 room Poiana Narcis.
Cismigiu Apartment 2 room Poiana Narcis.
3.5 out of 5
8 Strada Poiana Narciselor, Bucharest, Bucharest
The price is £20 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in Bucharest City-Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Palace Hall (Sala Palatului) and Romanian Athenaeum. Palace of the Parliament ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"The location of this apartment is pretty central, It is very near to Arts Museum, Sala Palatului. Shops and restaurants are are available nearby. Rooms are clean, warm, and modern design. It has a very antique elevator. Luckily it still working. Needs to be fixed: Fixture of the shower is loose, ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Cismigiu Apartment 2 room Poiana Narcis.
Grand Accomodation Apartments
Grand Accomodation Apartments
3.5 out of 5
29 Ion Campineanu, apartment 56, Bucharest
The price is £36 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in Bucharest City-Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Palace Hall (Sala Palatului), Romanian Athenaeum and University Square. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)

"Really good survice We arrived pretty late at night , but george (one of the staff) was right there to welcome us . Felt pretty good after a long flight to be welcomed like this"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Grand Accomodation Apartments
Km 0 Charming Studios
Km 0 Charming Studios
3.5 out of 5
27 Calea Mosilor, Bucharest
The price is £27 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Located in Bucharest City-Centre, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of University Square, Romanian Athenaeum and Palace of the Parliament. National ...

3.9/5Good! (20 reviews)

"The best part about it was the location. Very close to the beautiful old town. Loved the room"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Km 0 Charming Studios
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Bucharest

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 11.442786069651742%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

It was very interesting with loads of things to do. Even when all rhe museums shut down due to corona virus we found lots of different places to visit. Its good to get away from the main boulevards to see some of the traditional houses/buildings

3/5 - Okay

Phunkyboy

20 Mar 2020

Due to corna virus outbreak was very quiet but served my purpose just a shame not to see it as normal

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

Beautiful city and well worth a visit

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

8 Mar 2020

People were not very friendly, most service staff we met were quite rude - determined to get tips whether or not they were worthy of it, and staff in supermarket were very aggressive.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

The city is beautiful with lots to see and do. It’s very safe and there is always lots of police and park wardens close by. Lots of dinning options, not expensive and friendly people.

5/5 - Excellent

Gordon

2 Mar 2020

Lovely city. Lots to do. People friendly and helpful. Excellent tour company, Mr Tripp, recommend them for organised tours with guides that really know their stuff!

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