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Bucharest. A day and a half

Minneapolis...
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Bucharest. A day and a half

Any suggestions, will be there in September any must see.

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1. Re: Bucharest. A day and a half

It depends on what you are interested in. A must-do is a tour of the Palace of Parliament, one of the largest buildings in the world. Museum-wise, probably the most interesting one is the Village Museum, try not to miss it.

Other than this, if you are interested in history, also check out the Primăverii Palace (former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu's mansion) or the national history museum. If you are into arts, there is also a national arts museum.

Another must-do is simply walking around the old town, both at day and at night when it becomes the center of Bucharest's nightlife.

Minneapolis...
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2. Re: Bucharest. A day and a half

Thanks!

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3. Re: Bucharest. A day and a half

The palace is nice. Be aware that you need to reserve and bring your paspoort. It is a governmental building!

Never been to Primăverii Palace. It is only recently opened but i heard good stories. If you are there take an Uber to the Village Museum in Herestrau Park.

Dont plan to much the traffic is very hectic (especially in rushour) -> use metro between 16:30 -18:00 even though it is very crowded there too.

Food: The artist (more expensive), wine (Paine si Vin), some cafes behind the Ateneul (strada Nicolae Golescu).

Club: Fabrica, Interbellic, Expirat, many pubs in old town (dont really like old town though).

The city is safe even at night. Be aware of taxi prices so use Uber.

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4. Re: Bucharest. A day and a half

1.5 days in Bucharest is not a lot actually.

Half a day should be spent on general sightseeing and the old center.

The Village museum and Herastrau park are a must and they can take up half a day together.

And for the other half, either:

- The Palace of the parliament. If you visit it, you should also check out the area behind the large blocks of flats on Libertatii avenue, just in fornt of the palace. Older Bucharest is hidden there, including residential buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries, and the Antim Monasery. This way you'll see what impact Ceausescu's mutilations had on the city.

or

- Take an afternoon to walk around a less touristy area, especially the ones with interesting architecture blending romanian/byzantine/ottoman styles with Art Deco & streamline moderne (Dorobanti/1Mai, Cotroceni, Dacia/Gradina Icoanei).

For authentic romanian food you could also try Casa Doina, it's quite pricy though. Book a table on the terrace in advance. You could squeeze it in your schedule between the village museum and the palace of the parliament.

Edited: 26 April 2018, 12:33
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