THE BEST THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BUCHAREST
HISTORY OF BUCHAREST
The legend says that a shepherd named Bucur decided to settle with his sheeps in a field, near a river shore where he built a house that then became Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The historical documentation attests the existence of Bucharest for the first time on 20 September 1459. The document was a letter from the infamous sovereign Vlad Tepes. He confirmed a donation for a group of small local nobles. Nothing relevant happened until the year 1659, when Bucharest became the capital of Wallachia during the sovereignty of Gheorghe Ghica.
IT IS SAFE TO TRAVEL IN BUCHAREST
Bucharest the capital of Romania it’s quite safe, if you stay in the city center. When you leave the center you must be careful, and in any case, I don’t recommend it if you do not have any acquaintances who live there.
BUDGET TRAVEL IN BUCHAREST PER DAY
I was thinking that Bucharest was a cheap city, but it is not! Certainly comparing it with the cities of the west is much more cheapie. Romania is a member country of the EU but is not part of the euro area, its currency is not the euro but the Leu. So medium costs for a dinner in restaurants are around 124 Leu (26 Euros), Hotels per night are from 250 Leu to 400 Leu. For buses and trams, the rates are around 10 Leu for a daily ticket. Taxis ask 50 Leu (10 Euros) after midnight even for 1 km. So I think that a daily budget in Bucharest is around 100 Euros.
BEST HOTELS IN BUCHAREST
I was in Bucharest for the new year’s eve and I stayed there 6 days in a Hotel Epoque. I highly recommend it, it has just everything and is not located on busy streets so it’s just perfect! Here below you can find other hotels that are the best choice.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BUCHAREST
You can visit the city in every season, but the best time is during the summer or for the New Year’s Eve. I was In Bucharest one week from 27.12.2018 untill 02.1.2019 and it was so beautiful.
BEST RESTAURANTS IN BUCHAREST
CARU’ CU BERE
HANU’ LUI MANUC
NIGHT LIFE IN BUCHAREST
Bucharest is a well-known city for its close ties with culture, theater and museums. But the Romanian capital is also appreciated for its lively and spicy nightlife. When night falls, this city shows its transgressive and party side and is able to offer numerous opportunities for fun and entertainment for all tastes. Here Below you will find the best clubs in Bucharest. I was here and I suggest you to visit at least one of these clubs.
FRATELLI SOCIAL CLUB
SILVER CHURCH CLUB
BOA DISCO CLUB
TIPS: Just some advice about girls, I know they are beautiful and sexy but be careful with some of them, They work as a fake guest who approaches you just to get free drinks and make a profit for the club.
TRANSPORTATION AROUND BUCHAREST
I suggest to take Uber, taxis sometimes are expensive especially if they see you as a tourist. They ask you around 10 Leu for a km but only if is a normal tariff, when you call it after midnight it will be 50 Leu per 1 Km. A lot of time they ask even more so I advise you to negotiate first on the price. For buses and trams the daily ticket cost around 10 Leu.
TOP SIGHTS OF BUCHAREST
The Palace of the Parliament in the city of Bucharest, Romania, is the heaviest structure in the world, with an area of 350,000 m² and also the second largest building in the world by extension and the third in volume. The real estate valuation, not yet completed, is about 3 billion dollars.
The Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, a landmark of the Romanian capital. Opened in 1888, the dark circular building is the main concert hall in the city and home to the “George Enescu” Philharmonic and the annual international music festival George Enescu.
The old town center of Bucharest.
ARCUL DE TRIUMF
Bucharest’s Arcul de Triumf is a modern stone arch located in the capital of Romania