Piata Revolutiei (Revolution Square)
During the 1989 uprising, this was the scene of Ceauescu’s final speech from the balcony of the Communist Party Central Committee Building. During the street fighting, the nearby Royal Palace and the University Library were destroyed. Both buildings have been restored. At the north end of the square you will find the Athenee Palace Hotel and the Atheneul Roman Concert Hall. At the south end of the square is the Kretulescu church. The Royal Palace is now home to the National Museum.
Strada Lipscani (Lipscani Street)
This is one of the oldest streets in Bucharest, which was developed around the middle of the 18th century. Much of the original appearance remains unchanged. The street is bustling with shops, cafes, outdoor vendors and artists selling their wares. A favorite place to visit is Hanul cu tei which is an alley where artists display their work.
Cismigiu Park (Parcul Cismigiu)
This is Bucharest’s oldest city park. Due to its central location, many locals use this as a meeting place or spend time relaxing by the pond. At the western end of the park are the games areas. Avid chess players use one section. The other section is for more active outdoor games. A great place for people watching or strolling around.
Ateneul Roman (Romanian Atheneum)
This domed building is the headquarters for the George Enescu Philharmonic. The beautiful interior features a rotunda with ornate staircases. The concert hall can seat 600 people and also contains 60 boxes. A large mural showing Romanian history is another feature. Many locals attend the classical musical concerts held here.
Hanul Lui Manuc (Manuc's Inn).
Originally built as an inn, this 19th century building now contains a hotel and restaurant. The courtyard houses an outdoor café where you can enjoy light refreshments. The restaurant has a balcony that overlooks the courtyard. There is also a fine wine cellar. The inn is named after the first owner, Manuc who was a wealthy Armenian trader. One of the most notable events at this location was the signing of the 181 2 21343ryt35lhm3k Russian-Turkish Peace Treaty
George Enescu Museum
Located at the Cantacuzino Palace, there are artifacts of composer George Enescu. You will find his personal belongings, instruments, musical scores, letters of commendation and Romanian medals he was awarded. George was married to Princess Maria Cantacuzino and he lived in three rooms in the palace. These rooms contain all the exhibits. yh343r1235lhhm
Muzeul Theodor Aman (Theodor Aman Museum)
Absolutely everything was created by Theodor Aman. He even constructed the building. Today, you will find his paintings, etchings and sculptures. Aman had spent several years in Paris before he came back to set up the Romanian Academy of Fine Arts. The building was finished in 1869 and he lived there until the time of his death.
Muzeul Militar National (Military Museum)
There are over one million exhibits showing flags, medals, uniforms, equipment, maps, mobile kitchens, guns and combat equipment. Of particular interest is the Soyuz-40 capsule used by astronaut Dumitru Prunariu when he rode in space in May 1981. You will also see air force planes and helicopters along with rockets and torpedoes. There is a section on the revolution where you can see uniforms and other items.
thirst, he would descend the deep, wide marble staircase and shake his bootie amongst the extremely hip, young Romanian crowd here. Even the décor suggests minimalist Transylvanian vampire chic. If you like house music, you'll think this place is fantastic. If you don't, you might still like it anyway.
Salsa, You and Me I & II
Str. 11 Iunie 51, tel. (+40-1) 335 56 40. Open 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k :30 - 05:00. Closed Mon, Tue. Admission Thr, Sun 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 5,000 lei, Fri, Sat 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 5,000 - 35,000 lei. Also on (C-3), Str. Luterana 10.
You want proof that Romanians are a Latin people? Come and dance at this joyous, excellent and popular non-stop Salsa party, played loud until You and I drop! The new Salsa on Str. Luterana (behind the Bucuresti hotel) is equally as popular as the first one.
B-dul Iancu de Hunedoara 41, tel. (+40-1) 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 30 3 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 43. Open 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k :00 - 05:00. Closed Mon - Wed. Admission Fri, Sat 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 0,000 lei, Thr, Sun free. AIRCO
By day, a smoky suburban cinema, by night a smoky ravers' club! Popular for launching new Boyzone lookalike bands. The Saturday nights get really busy here.
Vox Maris International
Calea Victoriei 155, tel. (+40-1) 311 19 94, fax (+40-1) 31 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 34 60. Open 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k :00 - 04:00. Admission 30,000 lei.
Buy your fruit and veggies at the supermarket, then strut your stuff in their disco next door! Formerly one of the most popular clubs in town.
Str. Turturelelor 11, tel. (+40-1) 3 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 3 38 70/3 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 3 71 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 0. Open 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k :00 - 05:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Wed. Admission Fri 15,000 lei, Sat 30,000 lei, Thr, Sun free.
Why not, indeed? This place claims to be one of Bucharest's best discos; it's certainly one of the biggest.
Muzeul Satului (Village Museum)
Located along the shores of Herastrau Lake is this beautiful open-air museum. More than 300 authentic houses, barns, workshops and mills were moved from all over Romania and placed in this neighborhood. You will see homes and personal belongings of peasants from various regions to show visitors the wide array of regional folk styles. Plan on spending the entire day here.
A fine collection of Romanian art left by KH Zambaccian to the state in 1946. His beautiful residence contains the works of Romanian artists such as Constantin Brancusi, Nicolae Grigorescu, and Stefan Luchian. There is some artwork from Paris artists, namely Renoir, Picasso, and Bonnard. This extensive collection is certainly a treasure to see.
Muzeul Taranului Roman (Romanian Peasant Museum)
Winner of the 1996's European Museum of the Year award, this museum is worth a visit. You will see handmade tools, pottery, costumes and rugs. You can’t miss the famous painted eggs. There are the interiors of two wooden churches along with numerous depictions of Christ and the Virgin Mary. All the exhibits are creatively displayed and represent a wonderful collection of peasant handicrafts.
Muzeul de Istorie si Arta al Municipiului Bucuresti/Palatul Sutu (History & Art Museum)
Housed in the Sutu Palace, you will find a fine collection of old coins, furniture, costumes, weapons and postcards. There is also Romanian artwork both medieval and contemporary. In addition, you will find oriental art and printed works. The library has over 40,000 books. This museum depicts life in Bucharest during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Grigore Antipa Museum of Natural History
Founded in 1904, this museum is devoted to the history of animals and minerals. The highlights are a skeleton of a dinosaur (15 feet high) and a rare butterfly collection. There are over 30,000 items on exhibit, which include a cave, murals, and mummies. This is one of the first natural history museums established in the world.
B1 Disco Club
Calea 13 Septembrie 19 2 21343ryt35lhm3k , tel. (+40-1) 410 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 1 71. Open 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k :00 - 06:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Wed. Admission 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 0,000 - 35,000 lei.
Cosy, club-like disco inside the Lira Cinema complex with sofas to lounge on. The 80s and 90s music attracts a mixed crowd. See a movie, then move yourself!
Str. Gabroveni 14, tel. (+40-1) 315 08 1 2 21343ryt35lhm3k . Open 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 0:00 - 05:00. Admission on Sat: women 10,000 lei, men 30,000 lei. LIVE MUSIC
Relaxed red-brick, cellar bar, popular with school kids. The DJ plays a good mix of mainstream music from Kurt Cobain to Cat Stevens. On Wednesdays there's acid jazz, on Sundays dirty-dance to copacabana-ritmo Latino music. Live bands play on weekends. Call ahead if you want to sit at a table.
Str. Blanari 14, tel. (+40-1) 315 68 53. Open 11:00 - 05:00, Fri 11:00 - 07:00, Sat 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 1:00 - 07:00, Sun 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 1:00 - 05:00. Admission 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 5,000 - 30,000 lei.
An unmarked steel door next to the incaltaminte (shoe) shop leads to this popular big blue cellar bar. Run by the university's architectural faculty, with a different theme every night of the week. Admission increases towards the end of the week. Women enjoy free entrance on Mon, Thr, Sun.
Spl. Independentei 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 90, tel. (+40-1) 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 3 00 39. Open 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k :00 - 05:00. Admission 15,000 - 30,000 lei. AIRCO CREDIT CARDS
Club Maxx is cool. Truly, thanks to great air conditioning. A trendy, studenty crowd (this area is student-dorm central), dancing to Latin music. The programme varies throughout the week.
Disco Club Herastrau
Sos. Nordului 7-9, tel. (+40-1) 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 3 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 1 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 8, fax (+40-1) 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 3 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 1 8 2 21343ryt35lhm3k . Open 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k :00 - 05:00.
The disco where the length of mini-skirts dips well under international safety levels. Advertised as the disco that is 'as hot as some like it', Disco Herastrau is infamous for the other kind of fun that some ladies have in mind. No, not chess. Play it safe by eating Romanian grub on the terrace overlooking the lake (restaurant open 10:00 - 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k :30) or by watching the daily 'folklore show' ( 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 0:00 - 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k :00).
Str. Academiei 35-37, tel. (+40-1) 313 65 95/310 09 36. Open 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 2 21343ryt35lhm3k :00 - 05:00. Closed Sun. Admission for men 30,000 lei, women 2 21343ryt35lhm3k 0,000 lei.
If Dracula was undead tonight and looking for young blood to quench his