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What to see in Bucharest

Bucharest Attractions


Sightseeing in Bucharest offers visitors a wealth of attractions. Not only are the tree-lined boulevards and city parks incredibly picturesque, but visitors can choose from a number of sightseeing options for their time in Bucharest.

The Palace of Parliament is second only to the Pentagon as the largest state building in the world, where visitors can tour the astonishing communist-era colossus. The National History Museum is the best museum in Romania, with exhibits spanning from prehistoric times until the early twentieth century. The stunning Stavropoleos Church and Monastery houses an extensive collection of manuscripts and printed works, and if you're lucky, you may even get a chance hear the monastery choir.

Finally, the Village Museum is the perfect place to spend an afternoon, marvelling at the outdoor structures and traditionally dressed peasant workers. Once a beautiful and proud Eastern European city, Bucharest was left to ruin by the communist government and only recently has it started regaining its footing and regaining its lost lustre.


National History Museum

Housed in the former 1900 Post Office building and another favourite among tourists is one of Bucharest's most important museums, the National History Museum. Spread throughout…

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Palace of Parliament

Built by former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, the colossal Palace of Parliament is the third-largest civilian administrative building in the world. Visitors often marvel at what…

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Stavropoleos Church and Monastery

Well worth a visit is the tiny but remarkable Stavropoleos Church which was built in 1724, and is one of the oldest churches in Bucharest. Built using a combination of Romanian…

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The Village Museum

Situated within the Herastrau Park alongside a picturesque lake, the Village Museum is one of Bucharest's finest sights and one of the best open-air museums in central Europe,…

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