Discover Bucharest: a Tour of Communist Relics

Today I’m getting to another one of my favorite tours, despite the fact that it covers a less „pretty” area and reminds of the communist period, that did quite a bit of damage to some of the city’s most interesting areas and buildings. The tour combines several main tourist attractions, but also places a foreign visitor would…

Discover Bucharest: on Calea Victoriei

This tour takes you on a journey on Bucharest’s largest and best known boulevard: Calea Victoriei. Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue) was named this way in 1877 to celebrate the victory of Romania in the Independence War against the Ottoman Empire. It stretches from the old center all the way to Piaţa Victoriei, where the Romanian Government…

Discover Bucharest: Old City Center

So, you’ve come to Bucharest for the weekend, or even a few days, and are uncertain about what you might visit? You’ve read about the Palace of Parliament and the Old Center, and perhaps the Ateheaneum and Herăstrău Park. But other than that, you have little idea of what could be nice to see in…