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Best things to do in Bucharest

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Great park very central, close to our apartment. What makes it special is that, this park is full of trees.”
127 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“The Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the Parliament of Romania. It is located on Dealul Arsenalului in the national capital city of central Bucharest. The Palace has a height of 84 metres (276 ft), a floor area of 365,000 square metres (3,930,000 sq ft) and a volume of 2,550,000 cubic metres (90,000,000 cu ft). The Palace of the Parliament is the heaviest building in the world, weighing about 4,098,500,000 kilograms ”
176 locals recommend
Romanian Restaurant
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“This is one of the oldest restaurant's in Bucharest. It was the favorite place where Ceausescu used to eat and have private meetings. It is something that you will not regret seeing it and it is located in the old city center. ”
142 locals recommend
Café
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“The historical old city center of Bucharest is located just 10 minutes walk away from my apartment. A pub crawl just minutes away. Also, there are historical buildings all around the city center like the old Marmorosch-Blank Bank, the National Bank of Romania, Stavropoleus Church, Romanian History Museum, CEC Bank building, Palatul Voievodal Curtea Veche an so on...Lots of things to see and enjoy! ”
136 locals recommend
Park
“Biggest park we have. You will be pleased to walk around it . You will also find great places to eat and drink.”
114 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival.”
67 locals recommend
Museum
“This palace was built for the first king of Romania, king Charles I. Charles was German coming from the Hohenzollern family. Now it is home of the Museum of Art.”
57 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The most beautiful mall in Bucharest, AFI Palace Cotroceni, at 15 minutes walking distance.”
48 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you are into jurassic dinosaurs and everything else about Romania's natural history be sure to check this place out. It features all sorts of interactive displays and movies.”
54 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“One of the best clubs in town, and a bit less mainstream for those looking for an alternative to the Old Town. Fills up quickly on the weekends, so get yourself there early. Tuesdays drinks are half price.”
77 locals recommend
Museum
“The Romanian National History Museum continues to be one of the representative institutions of Romanian culture, holding a very valuable fund of mobile heritage assets illustrating all the significant periods in the past of the Romanian people and the civilizations that existed in the past territory of our country. The rich heritage includes over 650,000 pieces (a number that increases annually and among which are remarkable objects), organized in the following collections: ceramics, lapidarium-tegularium, numismatics, philately, medal-sigilography, thesaurus, manuscripts, prints, decorative, historical photobook, stamps, maps, metal, weapons and equipment, textiles and furniture.”
44 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“At Unirea Shopping City you can do a little shopping when the weather is bad. You can find brands like ZARA, Bershka or Pull&Bear and many more. ”
19 locals recommend
Museum
“ The Romanian Peasant Museum is part of the European family of Museums of Popular Art and Traditions. It is a national museum, under the Ministry of Culture’s patronage. In possession of an especially rich collection of objects, hosted in a Neo-Romanian style historical monument-building, our Museum developed a highly original museography honored in 1996 by receiving the EMYA – European Museum of the Year Award. The originality of the exhibiting style is continued in the Museum’s publications, in actions such as the Missionary Museum, the Village School, concerts, conferences and exhibition openings.”
58 locals recommend
Museum
“It exhibits old traditional Romanian houses from the villages. It is great if you want to know more about the Romanian folklore and traditions”
52 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“https://www.baneasa.ro/ The biggest mall in Bucharest. You can find a Cinema, Fancy Restaurant and other activities. There is also Ikea, Moberxpert, Carrefour and many more”
28 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Founded in 2001, the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Romania (MNAC Bucharest) has grown into a lively institution, dedicated to exhibiting, researching, and promoting Romanian contemporary art. Located in a building with strong symbolic meaning, the Palace of the Parliament – known in the 1980s as the People’s House, MNAC Bucharest has the largest space dedicated to contemporary art from Romania, where it produces shows of relevant local and international artists, while valorizing its own collections in a holistic approach of visual culture. Being the heir of several institutions from the mid 20th century, MNAC has a patrimony of over thirty thousand works of art, documentary files, photographs and negatives, subject to continuous research, organisation and public exposure.”
44 locals recommend