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Bucharest, the Romanian capital, is an amazing city that surprises by the numerous contrasts.

Here, Oriental influences harmoniously mingle with refined Belle epoque buildings, and communist avenues live together with contemporary constructions in an active city.

If you want to find out more about old Bucharest, click here.

Old Bucharest buildings

Stavropoleos Monastery

Manuc’s Inn

The Beer Cart (Caru cu Bere), a fabulous pub… with an outstanding look

Famous passages in Bucharest

Upside passage, downside bars
Macca-Vilacrosse Passage
The English Passage
The colourful Victory Passage


Little Paris

Bucharest was named after the French capital at the end of the 19th century due to lifestyle, architecture, or even gestures that copied the Parisian style. Today, some beautifully aligned buildings witness with pride the refinement of the Belle Epoque.

The Romanian Athenaeum, a landmark of beautiful architecture

The Athenaeum serves as the headquarters of the Philharmonic Hall and hosts the Enescu international music festival.
The National Art Museum is a beautiful royal palace on Victory Avenue
Enescu Museum/Cantacuzino Palace is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the capital

Detail from the Cantacuzino Palace
The National Military Circle
Grand Hotel du Boulevard, a reminder of elegance and style

Capsa, a symbol of good taste and literary Bucharest
The parent of the Romanian currency, the National Bank
the CEC building, the Romanian Savings Bank

The Central University Library, completed in 1893



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