54 Sights in Bucharest, Romania (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Bucharest, Romania. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 54 sights are available in Bucharest, Romania.

Sightseeing Tours in Bucharest

1. Royal Palace

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The Royal Palace of Bucharest, known as Palace of the Republic between 1948 and 1990, is a monumental building situated in the capital of Romania, on Calea Victoriei. The palace in its various incarnations served as official residence for the kings of Romania until 1947, when the communist regime was installed after Michael I of Romania's forced abdication. Since 1950, the palace hosts the National Museum of Art of Romania. The Romanian royal family currently uses Elisabeta Palace as its official residence in Bucharest. In addition, the Romanian government allows the royal family to use the Royal Palace different occasions.

Wikipedia: Royal Palace of Bucharest (EN)

2. Romanian Atheneum

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The Romanian Athenaeum 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 most prestigious concert hall and home of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and of the George Enescu Festival.

Wikipedia: Romanian Athenaeum (EN), Website

3. Mihai Eminescu

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Mihai Eminescu

Mihai Eminescu was a Romanian Romantic poet from Moldavia, novelist, and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet. Eminescu was an active member of the Junimea literary society and worked as an editor for the newspaper Timpul, the official newspaper of the Conservative Party (1880–1918). His poetry was first published when he was 16 and he went to Vienna, Austria to study when he was 19. The poet's manuscripts, containing 46 volumes and approximately 14,000 pages, were offered by Titu Maiorescu as a gift to the Romanian Academy during the meeting that was held on 25 January 1902. Notable works include Luceafărul, Odă în metru antic, and the five Letters (Epistles/Satires). In his poems, he frequently used metaphysical, mythological and historical subjects.

Wikipedia: Mihai Eminescu (EN), Url

4. National Theatre Bucharest Museum

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Luca Ion Caragiale, also known as Luki, Luchi or Luky Caragiale, was a Romanian poet, novelist and translator, whose contributions were a synthesis of Symbolism, Parnassianism and modernist literature. His career, cut short by pneumonia, mostly produced lyric poetry with cosmopolitan characteristics, distinct preferences for neologisms and archaisms, and willing treatment of kitsch as a poetic subject. These subjects were explored in various poetic forms, ranging from the conventionalism of formes fixes, some of which were by then obsolete, to the rebellious adoption of free verse. His poetry earned posthumous critical attention and was ultimately collected in a 1972 edition, but sparked debates among literary historians about the author's contextual importance.

Wikipedia: Luca Caragiale (EN), Website

5. Catedrala Patriarhală Sfinții Împărați Constantin și Elena

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The Romanian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral is a functioning religious and civic landmark, on Dealul Mitropoliei, in Bucharest, Romania. It is located near the Palace of the Chamber of Deputies of the Patriarchate of the Romanian Orthodox Church. Since it is a working cathedral, it is the site of many religious holidays and observances that take place for those who follow the Orthodox Christian faith in Bucharest, including a Palm Sunday pilgrimage. The Orthodox Divine Liturgy at the cathedral is known for its a cappella choir, a common practice shared by all the Orthodox churches, in both their prayer services and liturgical rites. The Romanian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral is a designated Historical monument—Monument istoric of Romania.

Wikipedia: Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral (EN)

6. Grigore Antipa Natural History National Museum

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The Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum, located in Bucharest, Romania. It was originally established as the National Museum of Natural History on 3 November 1834. It was renamed in 1933 after Grigore Antipa, who administered the museum for 51 years. He is the scientist who reorganized the museum in the new building, designed by the architect Grigore Cerchez and inaugurated by Carol I of Romania in 1908. It was reopened in 2011 after a $14 million renovation. The museum’s collection consists of over 2 million specimens. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious and well organized natural history museums in the world.

Wikipedia: Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History (EN), Website

7. Cenotaful lui Pintea Ciprian

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Cenotaful lui Pintea Ciprian

The monument of the anti -terrorist fighter, also called the Usla Heroes Monument, was erected in Bucharest for honoring the memory of the eight fighters of the special anti -terrorist fighting unit (USLA) killed on the night of December 23, 1989, beginning days of the Romanian Revolution of 1989. Initially. , all received the distinction of heroes-martyrs of the Revolution. After 21 years, the title was withdrawn, on the grounds that CNSAS said they had made political police, without taking into account their function of security officers and implicitly their inherent collaboration with this structure.

Wikipedia: Monumentul Luptătorului Antiterorist (RO)

8. Biserica Ortodoxă „Bucur Ciobanul”

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Bucur Church is a church which formerly served as the chapel for the Radu Vodă Monastery. There is no exact date for the building of the church and this has been the subject of much discussion among Romanian historians. For a long time, many historians have insisted that the building is in a style specific to the 18th century, while others have held to the legend which claims that the church was built by the shepherd Bucur, whose name is also associated with the name of the city of Bucharest. The church is first recorded on a map drawn up between 1844 and 1846 with the name of the Bucur Church.

Wikipedia: Bucur Church (EN)

9. Templul Coral

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Templul CoralȘtefan Jurcă from Munich, Germany / CC BY 2.0

The Choral Temple is a synagogue located in Bucharest, Romania. Designed by Enderle and Freiwald and built between 1864 and 1866, it is a very close copy of Vienna's Leopoldstadt-Tempelgasse Great Synagogue, which had been built in 1855–1858. The synagogue was devastated by the far-right Legionaries in January 1941, but was then restored after World War II, in 1945. The main hall was recently refurbished, and re-opened in 2015. The synagogue is still hosts daily religious services in the small hall, being one of the few active synagogues in the city and in Romania.

Wikipedia: Templul Coral (EN)

10. Dimitrie Brandza Botanic Garden

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Dimitrie Brandza Botanic Garden --Miehs (discuție) 27 septembrie 2012 19:12 (EEST) / DP

The "Dimitrie Brândza" Botanical Garden of the University of Bucharest, which bears the current name since 1994, is located in the Cotroceni neighborhood in Bucharest, Romania. It is composed of an outdoor exhibition divided into 12 sectors, two greenhouse bodies and a museum, along with administrative buildings and a building of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Bucharest. It covers an area of 18.2 ha and has over 10,000 species of plants. The garden owns a herbar that counted in 2022 about 520,000 sheets.

Wikipedia: Grădina Botanică din București (RO)

11. Biserica Mănăstirii Stavropoleos

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Biserica Mănăstirii Stavropoleos

Stavropoleos Monastery, also known as Stavropoleos Church during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest, Romania. Its church is built in Brâncovenesc style. The patrons of the church are St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The name Stavropoleos is the genitive case of Stavropolis. One of the monastery's constant interests is Byzantine music, expressed through its choir and the largest collection of Byzantine music books in Romania.

Wikipedia: Stavropoleos Monastery (EN), Website

12. National Cathedral of Romania

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"The Cathedral of the Salvation of the Nation, with the main feed ""The Ascension of the Lord"" and the secondary feed of St. John's Saint." Apostol Andrei is the largest church in Romania and one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. The cornerstone of the worship was laid in February 2011 and the date of its completion was expected to be at the end of 2018. The costs, by November 2018, amounted to EUR 110 million and the winner of the auction for the building design is Vanel Exim.

Wikipedia: Catedrala Mântuirii Neamului Românesc (RO), Website

13. Prof. Eng. Dimitrie Leonida National Technological Museum

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The Dimitrie Leonida Technical Museum was founded in 1909 by Dimitrie Leonida, inspired by the München Technical Museum, he had visited during his studies in Charlottenburg Polytechnic Institute. In 1908, with the help of the first promotions of mechanics and electricians from his school, the first in Romania, Leonida collected the first objects for the museum. What is different in the Leonida museum was the educational orientation of the museum and also the interactivity.

Wikipedia: Dimitrie Leonida Technical Museum (EN), Website

14. Monumentul Eroilor Aerului

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The Monument to the Heroes of the Air, located in the Aviators' Square, on Aviators' Boulevard, Bucharest, Romania, was built between 1930 and 1935 by sculptors Lidia Kotzebue (1885–1944), and by Iosif Fekete. The structure, 20 m (65.6 ft) high, is made up of bronze sculptures resting on an obelisk-shaped stone pedestal, which in turn stands atop four trapezoidal prisms linked to each other by arcs. Beneath this entire complex is a circular stone base.

Wikipedia: Monument to the Heroes of the Air (EN)

15. Casa Nanu-Muscel

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Nanu-Muscel House is a house with historical value in Bucharest, located in Sector 1, in the Roman Square, at number 7. The house belonged to Ion Nanu-Muscel, a semiology and medical clinic professor for 30 years at the University of medicine from Bucharest, senator, doctor at the Philanthropy Hospital and then in Colțea, for 36 years, president of the Medical Society of hospitals in Bucharest and member of the Romanian Medicine Academy.

Wikipedia: Casa Nanu-Muscel (RO)

16. Biserica Ortodoxă Boteanu-Ienii

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Boteanu Church is an Orthodox church in Bucharest, sector 1. There is a part of the relics of St John James in this Church. "The history of the church extends until 1682, when a slaughter named Michael built a church with the ""Cutting of the Head of St John the Baptist""." The Church is more known as Bradu-Boteanu, as it grew up near the church a tall tree and because the church was near a slum called the Botean.

Wikipedia: Biserica Boteanu (RO)

17. Dealul Mitropoliei

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Dealul Mitropoliei, also called Dealul Patriarhiei, is a small hill in Bucharest, Romania and an important historic, cultural, architectural, religious and touristic point in the national capital. From a religious point of view, it is one of the centres of Romanian Orthodoxy: the headquarters of the Romanian Patriarchy and the residence of the Patriarch are both located here.

Wikipedia: Dealul Mitropoliei (EN)

18. Theodor Pallady Museum

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The Theodor Pallady Museum is a museum situated in one of the oldest surviving merchant houses in Bucharest, Romania. It includes many works by the well-known Romanian painter Theodor Pallady, as well as a number of European and Oriental furniture pieces. Built in the second half of the 18th century, the house is named after its most illustrious owner, Iacob Melik.

Wikipedia: Theodor Pallady Museum (EN), Website

19. Biserica Sfântul Nicolae - Ghica

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Biserica Sfântul Nicolae - Ghica Philipp Strathausen / CC BY-SA 2.5

St. Nicholas Russian Church is located in central Bucharest, Romania, just off University Square. Russian Ambassador Mikhail Nikolaevich Giers initiated the building of a Russian Orthodox church in central Bucharest in 1905. It was meant mainly for the use of the legation employees, as well as for Russians living in the capital city of the Kingdom of Romania.

Wikipedia: Bucharest Russian Church (EN), Website

20. Triumphal Arch

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Arcul de Triumf is a triumphal arch located on the Kiseleff Road, in the northern part of Bucharest, Romania. The monument, designed by Petre Antonescu, was built in 1921–22, renovated in 1935–36, and renovated again starting in 2014. It commemorates Romania's victory in the First World War and the coronation of King Ferdinand and his wife Marie.

Wikipedia: Arcul de Triumf (EN)

21. Moara lui Assan (1853)

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Assan's mill, built in 1853, is the first steam mill in Romania. The mill is located in Bucharest, in the Obor-Lizeanu area. It is currently in an advanced stage of degradation. Assan's mill is classified in the records of the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs as a historical monument of national value and is part of the industrial heritage.

Wikipedia: Moara lui Assan (RO)

22. Carol Park

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Carol I Park is a public park in Bucharest, Romania, named after King Carol I of Romania. A French garden located in the southern-central area of Bucharest, partly on Filaret hill, originally capable of hosting various exhibitions, it suffered considerable modifications during the communist regime, including a name change to Parcul Libertății.

Wikipedia: Carol Park (EN)

23. Piața Unirii

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Piața Unirii is one of the largest squares in central Bucharest, Romania, located in the center of the city where Sectors 1, 2, 3, and 4 meet. Part of the Civic Centre, it is bisected by Unirii Boulevard, originally built during the Communist era as the Boulevard of the Victory of Socialism, and renamed after the Romanian Revolution.

Wikipedia: Piața Unirii (EN)

24. The Jewish Theatre

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Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat in Bucharest, Romania is a theater specializing in Jewish-related plays. It is the oldest Yiddish-language theater with uninterrupted activity in the world. Its contemporary repertoire includes plays by Jewish authors, plays on Jewish topics, and plays in Yiddish. Many of the plays also feature Jewish actors.

Wikipedia: State Jewish Theater (Romania) (EN)

25. Biserica Sfântul Dumitru - Slobozia

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Slobozia Church, dedicated to the Great Martyr St. Demetrius, is a Romanian Orthodox church in Bucharest's Sector 4, located at the intersection of Dimitrie Cantemir and Marășești Boulevards. Built by Radu Leon, its ctitor, between 1664 and 1667, the church was erected near a stone cross placed by Radu's father, Leon Tomșa.

Wikipedia: Slobozia Church (EN)

26. Monumentul Topogeodezilor Militari

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The Monument of the Military Topogeodes of Bucharest was inaugurated on November 16, 2009, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Romanian Military Topographic Service, whose traditions continue the Military Topographic Directorate. The monument is the work of the Buzoian artist Valentin Tanase.

Wikipedia: Monumentul Topogeodezilor Militari din București (RO)

27. Palatul Nunțiaturii Apostolice a Sfântului Scaun din București

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Palatul Nunțiaturii Apostolice a Sfântului Scaun din București

The Palace of the Apostolic Wedding of the Holy See in Bucharest, inaugurated in 1901, is located on Pictor Constantin Stahi street no. 5-7 and is the headquarters of the apostolic wedding in Romania. The building is registered in the list of historical monuments in Bucharest, sector 1, under the LMI B-II-M-A-19725 code.

Wikipedia: Palatul Nunțiaturii Apostolice a Sfântului Scaun din București (RO)

28. Biserica Sfântul Gheorghe - Nou

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New St. George Church is a Romanian Orthodox church located in Bucharest, Romania, along the city center's main north–south thoroughfare, where it intersects the Lipscani area. It is dedicated to Saint George. The church is associated with Constantin Brâncoveanu: it was built during his reign and he is buried inside.

Wikipedia: New St. George Church (EN)

29. Cișmigiu Gardens

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Cișmigiu GardensGabriel from Bucharest, Romania / CC BY 2.0

The Cișmigiu Gardens or Cișmigiu Park are a public park in the center of Bucharest, Romania, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial lake. The gardens' creation was an important moment in the history of Bucharest. They form the oldest and, at 14.6 hectares, the largest park in city's central area.

Wikipedia: Cișmigiu Gardens (EN)

30. Biserica Sfântul Elefterie Vechi

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The Church of Saint Elefterie Vechi in Bucharest was built from the donation of Constantin sin [= son of] Macsin Cupețul, with the help and supervision of Metropolitan Neofit, between 1743-1744, during the reign of Mihai Racoviță. The church, located in sector 5 of Bucharest, is a historical monument.

Wikipedia: Biserica Sfântul Elefterie Vechi (RO)

31. Biserica Mărcuța

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Mărcuța Church is a Romanian Orthodox church in Bucharest, Romania on the east side of the Pantelimon district. Built in 1587, it is one of the oldest structures still in use today in Romania. In the past the church served the Mărcuța Monastery which was situated on the outskirts of the city.

Wikipedia: Mărcuța Church (EN)

32. National Museum of the Romanian Peasant

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The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant is a museum in Bucharest, Romania, with a collection of textiles, icons, ceramics, and other artifacts of Romanian peasant life. One of Europe's leading museums of popular arts and traditions, it was designated "European Museum of the Year" for 1996.

Wikipedia: Romanian Peasant Museum (EN), Website

33. Politehnica University of Bucharest

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Politehnica University of Bucharest is a technical university in Bucharest, Romania. 200 years of activity have been celebrated lately, as the university was founded in 1818. Politehnica University is classified by the Ministry of Education as an advanced research and education university.

Wikipedia: Politehnica University of Bucharest (EN)

34. National Museum of Maps and Rare Books

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The National Museum of Maps and Old Books is a national museum in Bucharest, located in Str. Londra nr. 39, sector 1, established on April 4, 2003. Dana and Adrian Nastase contributed significantly to the map collection by donating hundreds of maps from their personal collection.

Wikipedia: Muzeul Național al Hărților și Cărții Vechi (RO), Website

35. Carol Park Mausoleum

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Carol Park Mausoleum / CC BY 2.5

The mausoleum in Carol Park, named during the communist regime the monument of the heroes of the struggle for the freedom of the people and the homeland, for socialism, is a monument located in the Carol I Park, sector 4 of the municipality of Bucharest, on Filaretului Hill.

Wikipedia: Mausoleul din Parcul Carol (RO)

36. Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino Fountain

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Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino Fountain

The George Grigorie Cantacuzino Fountain in Carol I Park, Bucharest is a monument built in 1870, in a neoclassical conception, from the initiative and at the expense of the mayor of Bucharest Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, by architect Al. Freiwald and sculptor Karl Storck.

Wikipedia: Fântâna George Grigorie Cantacuzino (RO)

37. Arhivele Naționale

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Arhivele Naționale

The National Archives of Romania, until 1996 the State Archives, are the national archives of Romania, headquartered in Bucharest. It is subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. There are 42 regional branches, one in each county of Romania and one in Bucharest.

Wikipedia: National Archives of Romania (EN)

38. Palatul Romanit

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The Romanit Palace, the headquarters of the Museum of Art Collections, located on Calea Victoriei at number 111, is a representative building of Bucharest from the 19th century, raised by the boyar C. Faca, at the corner formed by Calea Victoriei with Calea Griviței.

Wikipedia: Palatul Romanit (RO)

39. Art Collections Museum

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The Museum of Art Collections is a branch of the National Museum of Art of Romania and is situated in Bucharest. It is located on Calea Victoriei no.111 at the corner of Calea Griviței, in Romanit Palace, the first section of which was built in 1822.

Wikipedia: Museum of Art Collections (EN), Website

40. Assan House

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The Assan House, built in 1906-1914, is found in Bucharest in Lahovari Square no. 9, Sector 1. It was sponsored by the engineer and industrialist Bazil G. Assan and raised in a French neoclassical style by the Romanian architect Ion D. Berindey.

Wikipedia: Casa Assan (RO)

41. Monumentul Eroilor C.F.R.

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Monumentul Eroilor C.F.R.Miehs (discuție) 7 martie 2011 15:56 (EET) / Utilizare cinstită

The monument of the Ceferiști heroes in Bucharest is located in the North Garii Square and has as authors Corneliu Medrea and Ion Jalea. It was erected in the memory of the fallen cellarists in the First World War, and was revealed in 1923.

Wikipedia: Monumentul eroilor ceferiști din București (RO)

42. 1906 fountain

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1906 fountainMiehs / CC-BY-SA-4.0

The 1906 fountain from Carol I Park, from Bucharest is a monument made in Italian style, from various assortments of marble and granite. The construction has a height of 4.10 m and is made of stone extracted from several quarries in Romania.

Wikipedia: Fântâna 1906 (RO)

43. Ion Luca Caragiale

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A statue of Ion Luca Caragiale, sculpted by Constantin Baraschi, is located on Maria Rosetti Street in central Bucharest, Romania. It is placed in front of the house where the dramatist and short story writer Ion Luca Caragiale once lived.

Wikipedia: Statue of Ion Luca Caragiale (Bucharest) (EN)

44. Catedrala romano-catolică Sfântul Iosif

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Saint Joseph Cathedral is a historical and architectural monument located in Bucharest, Romania, at 19 General Berthelot Street. It is the main place of worship which serves as cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bucharest.

Wikipedia: Saint Joseph Cathedral, Bucharest (EN)

45. National Geological Museum

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The National Geological Museum is located on Şoseaua Kiseleff (street), in Bucharest, Romania. It is located near Victory Square and Kiseleff Park, in central Bucharest. The museum was founded in 1892 and was re-established in 1990.

Wikipedia: National Geological Museum (EN), Website

46. Biserica Ortodoxă Crețulescu

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Kretzulescu Church is an Eastern Orthodox church in central Bucharest, Romania. Built in the Brâncovenesc style, it is located on Calea Victoriei, nr. 45A, at one of the corners of Revolution Square, next to the former Royal Palace.

Wikipedia: Kretzulescu Church (EN)

47. Grozăvești Power Station

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The Grozăvești Power Station is a large thermal power plant located at 229 Splaiul Independenței Street, Sector 6, Bucharest. It has 2 generation groups of 50 MW, each having a total electricity generation capacity of 100 MW.

Wikipedia: Grozăvești Power Station (EN), Operator Wikipedia

48. Grădina Icoanei

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Grădina Icoaneiclaudiu nh from BUCURESTI, ROMANIA / CC BY-SA 2.0

Grădina Icoanei is a small park in central Bucharest, situated not far away from Piața Romană and Bulevardul Magheru. The park, located next to Gheorghe Cantacuzino Plaza in Sector 2 of the city, was inaugurated in 1873.

Wikipedia: Grădina Icoanei (EN)

49. Biserica Ortodoxă „Sfântul Spiridon Nou”

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The Saint Spyridon the New Church is a Romanian Orthodox church in Bucharest, Romania on Calea Șerban Vodă, no. 29. Originally built with gothic influences in 1852–1858, it was strongly modified by Patriarch Justinian.

Wikipedia: Saint Spyridon the New Church (EN)

50. Bucharest Zoo

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Bucharest Zoo

Zoo Băneasa is a zoo in Bucharest, Romania, located in a northern district of the city, called Băneasa. The park was founded in 1955 as a service of the Municipal Household Section of the People's Council of the Capital.

Wikipedia: Zoo Băneasa (EN), Website

51. Palatul Bragadiru

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The history of the Colosseum building and the construction that preceded it in these places begins in the mid-1800s. The whole domain was called Bragadiru, and was founded by businessman Dumitru Marinescu Bragadiru.

Wikipedia: Palatul Bragadiru (RO), Website

52. Cathedral of Saint Basil the Great

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Cathedral of Saint Basil the Great

Saint Basil the Great Cathedral, located at 50 Polonă street, is the first Romanian Greek-Catholic church built in Bucharest. The church's patron is Basil of Caesarea and its dedication celebration is on January 1.

Wikipedia: Saint Basil the Great Cathedral, Bucharest (EN)

53. Biserica „Sfântul Anton - Curtea Veche”

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Biserica „Sfântul Anton - Curtea Veche”

The Curtea Veche Church is a Romanian Orthodox church located at 33 Franceză Street in the Lipscani quarter of Bucharest, Romania. It is dedicated to the Feast of the Annunciation and to Saint Anthony the Great.

Wikipedia: Curtea Veche Church (EN), Website

54. Palatul Elisabeta

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Elisabeta Palace is a palace on Kiseleff Road in Bucharest, Romania. Built in 1936, it is the official residence in Romania of Margareta of Romania, her husband Prince Radu, and her sister Princess Maria.

Wikipedia: Elisabeta Palace (EN)


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