Bucharest City Guide


Travel Guide


Introduction To Bucharest

There are a number of reasons for a visit to Bucharest there are many visitor attractions no matter who you are travelling with. We don't aim to sway your mind on what to do while in Bucharest but rather just provide guidance and offer advice on what is there. Not unlike other cities, there a good and bad places to visit and if it is the first time you are visiting Bucharest or if you have been there before, it's important you make the most of your time there. It is often an idea to have a rough plan of places you wish to visit, and Bucharest has a wide array of exciting places to visit that with stick with you for a long time.

Top Attractions

While paying a visit in Bucharest there are a lot of attractions that should make up part of your trip. The popular Romania locality of Romania has attractions that you may know and others that are less well known to non local locals of Bucharest we have amassed a Top Ten list to help you:

1. Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman)
2. Village Museum (Muzeul Satului)
3. Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos)
4. Cismigiu Gardens
5. Herastrau Park
6. Mogosoaia Palace
7. Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)
8. Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History
9. CEC Palace
10. Lipscani

These are a simple starting point if you have a good travel guide and map you can expand on these and if you schedule enough time in Bucharest. You are sure to find other interesting attractions and locations in and around the Bucharest area of Romania.

Transport

Bucharest is not a hard place to travel around. Once you have an eye for the place and understand the layout with the help of some local landmarks you will be able to get round with ease. You can cover a lot of the city as a pedestrian but make sure you stick to places you know after dark. If you wish to traverse greater distances across Bucharest there are a number of modes of transportation. There are safe and reliable buses where passes can be bought to cover you for multiple journeys. There is also the option to use Bucharest Taxis, but be aware of heavy traffic at busy times. What ever method you use to explore Bucharest ensure you see as much of it as you can.

Bucharest Metro Map

Bucharest Metro Map

Accommodation

If you are staying in Bucharest for a period longer than one day you will need to find a suitable place to stay. Bucharest offers a broad range of facilities to sleep these includes high end, deluxed locations to lower end hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels. If you are travelling on business ensure that the hotel you pick has suitable facilities and is in the right area for your meetings as the traffic in Bucharest can cause problems at certain times of the day. If you are looking for a prestigious hotel to stay at there is a selection of top chain and independent hotels. Bucharest also offers an excellent array of lower star hotel options that provide basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you are visiting on a small budget there is a number of hostels and guest houses in the city which are a good place to rest your head. Whatever accommodation type you select in Bucharest ensure you take time to seek out deals that are available on countless travel web sites, often these are out of season or when a home sports team isn't playing a game.


Recommended Hotels

1. Hotel Christina
2. Rembrandt Hotel
3. K+K Hotel Elisabeta
4. Marshal Garden Hotel
5. Ramada Hotel & Suites Bucharest North


Dining

There are many different places to eat in Bucharest, the venue you are limited to is only bound by your budget and tastes. There are a number a fantastic low cost restaurants that serve Romanian menus that will not cost the Earth. If the restaurant type you are looking for is of the high end there are a number of these, but be sure to have a prior reservation also check the dress code. If you just wish to eat without glamour the well known chain brands like McDonalds etc are available, but if you want something a bit more edgy why not ask a local and see where they recommend. A key aspect of visiting a new city to try new things, this includes it's food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Bucharest. whether it is a café, restaurant or the food that can be bought and eaten on the street. You should try and seek your local vouchers and ensure that you try something new.

Recommended Places To Eat

1. Japanese Garden
2. Cantina Verde
3. La Ceaunu' Crapat
4. the ARTIST
5. Modigliani - Pasta e Carne


Key Facts

When getting you head around a new city like Bucharest it is often a good idea to have some inside knowledge. Here are a number of facts that could be of help to you.

Continent: Europe
Country: Romania
Region: Bucharest
International Dialing Code: 40
Bucharest Coordinates: 44.4167° N, 26.1000° E
Altitude: 55.8 metres (183.1 ft)
Currency: Romanian Leu (RON)
Language: Romanian
Bucharest Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)
City Population: 1,677,985
Metro Population: 2,200,000
Temperature High In 28.5°C / 83.3°F
Temperature Low In -5.5°C / 22.1°F


Keeping Safe

Like most cities Bucharest has it's pros and cons, it is clever to have you wits about you and you and your travel party will be fine and have great memories of this fantastic Romanian location. Ensure you have a good guide so as to know where you are heading, don't make it obvious you are a tourist by holding an expensive video camera and try not to carry more cash than you need on your person. Try and remain to familiar areas after dark and if you do get lost, ask an official or hail a taxi. Just because you are on vacation, don't switch off completely. Bear this is mind and you will have a great time in Bucharest. On the whole Romania is a very safe country with warm and friendly residents. A bit of groundwork goes a long way and if you know a city better, you will have a much better time there.

03 Mar 2016