40 Sights in Bucharest, Romania (with Map and Images)
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1. Carol ParkBook Ticket*
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.
2. Caru' cu BereBook Free Tour*
Caru' cu Bere is a bar and restaurant on Stavropoleos Street in the Lipscani district of Bucharest, Romania. The business was originally opened as a brewery in 1879 by Ioan Căbășan and his nephews, Ion, Gheorghe, and Nicolae Mircea. They were originally citizens of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and from Cața, Transylvania. In 1889, Căbășan assigned his lease to his eldest nephew, Ion. Ion died later that same year and was replaced in the family firm by the youngest sibling, Víctor.
3. Royal palace
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. Nowadays, the palace is used by the Romanian royal family just for different occasions.
4. Monument 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.
5. Catedrala Patriarhală Sfinții Împărați Constantin și Elena
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.
6. National Theatre Bucharest Museum
Luca Ion 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.
7. Cenotaful lui Pintea Ciprian
The Monument to the Antiterrorist Fighter, also called the Monument of the USLA Heroes, was erected in Bucharest to honor the memory of the eight fighters of the Special Antiterrorist Combat Unit (USLA) killed on the night of December 23 to 24, 1989, the beginning days of the Romanian Revolution of 1989. Initially, all of them received the distinction of heroes-martyrs of the Revolution. After 21 years, their title was withdrawn, on the grounds that the CNSAS declared that they had made political police, without taking into account their position as officers of the Securitate and implicitly their inherent collaboration with this structure.
8. Biserica Ortodoxă „Bucur Ciobanul”
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.
9. Templul Coral
The Choral Temple is a synagogue located in Bucharest, Romania. Designed by Enderle and Freiwald and built between 1864 - 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, 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.
10. Cathedral for the Salvation of Romanian People
The Cathedral of the Salvation of the Nation, dedicated to the main "Ascension of the Lord" and the secondary patron saint of St. Andrew the Apostle, is the largest church in Romania and one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. The foundation stone of the place of worship was laid in February 2011 and the date of its completion was expected to be at the end of 2018. The costs, until November 2018, amounted to 110 million euros and the winner of the tender for the design of the edifice is the grocery company Vanel Exim.
11. Mănăstirea Ortodoxă „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.
12. Dimitrie Brandza Botanic Garden
The University of Bucharest's Dimitrie Brandza Botanical Garden, which has had the name since 1994, is located in the Cotroceni district of Bucharest, Romania. It consists of an outdoor exhibit divided into 12 departments, two greenhouses and a museum, alongside the administrative building and the building of the University of Bucharest's College of Biology. It covers an area of 18.2 ha and has more than 10,000 kinds of plants. The garden boasts a hermaphrodite, counting around 520,000 labels in 2022.
13. Ion Heliade Rădulescu
Ion Heliade Rădulescu or Ion Heliade was a Wallachian, later Romanian academic, Romantic and Classicist poet, essayist, memoirist, short story writer, newspaper editor and politician. A prolific translator of foreign literature into Romanian, he was also the author of books on linguistics and history. For much of his life, Heliade Rădulescu was a teacher at Saint Sava College in Bucharest, which he helped reopen. He was a founding member and first president of the Romanian Academy.
14. Prof. Eng. Dimitrie Leonida National Technological Museum
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.
15. Biserica Ortodoxă Boteanu-Ienii
The Boteanu Church is an Orthodox church in Bucharest, sector 1. At this Church there is a part of the relics of St. John James. The history of the church stretches until 1682, when a petticoat named Mihul built a church dedicated to "Cutting off the Head of St. John the Baptist". The church is better known as "Bradu-Boteanu", because a tall fir tree grew near the church and because the church was near a slum called "Boteanului".
16. Michael the Brave
Michael the Brave, born as Mihai Pătrașcu, was the Prince of Wallachia, Prince of Moldavia (1600) and de facto ruler of Transylvania. He is considered one of Romania's greatest national heroes. Since the 19th century, Michael the Brave has been regarded by Romanian nationalists as a symbol of Romanian unity, as his reign marked the first time all principalities inhabited by Romanians were under the same ruler.
17. Monumentul Eroilor Francezi
The Monument to the French Heroes in Bucharest is a statuary group made of Carrara marble, dedicated, according to those written bilingual on the pedestal, to the memory of "The soldiers of France who fell on the field of honor of the Romanian earth during the Great War 1916-1918" - "Aux soldats français tombés au champ d'honneur sur le sol roumain pendant la Grande Guerre 1916-1918".
18. Biserica Ortodoxă „Sf.Nicolae - Rusă”
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.
19. Triumphal Arch
The 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 HM King Ferdinand and his wife Marie.
20. Memorial of Rebirth
The Memorial of Rebirth is a memorial in Bucharest, Romania that commemorates the struggles and victims of the Romanian Revolution of 1989, which overthrew Communism. The memorial complex was inaugurated in August 2005 in Revolution Square, where Romania's Communist-era dictator, Nicolae Ceaușescu, was publicly overthrown in December 1989.
21. Teatrul Evreiesc de Stat
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.
22. Moara lui Assan (1853)
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 decay. Assan's mill is classified in the records of the Ministry of Culture and Cults as a historical monument of national value and is part of the industrial heritage.
23. Biserica Sf. Gheorghe - Nou
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.
24. Alexandru Lahovary
The statue of Alexandru Lahovari in Bucharest was made of bronze by the French sculptor Marius Jean Antonin Mercier/Mercié (1845-1916) and was inaugurated on June 17, 1901 in Lahovari Square in Bucharest. During the communist period, Lahovari Square had been renamed first Kuibyshev Square and then Cosmonauts' Square.
Wikipedia: Statuia lui Alexandru Lahovari din București (RO)
25. Biserica Ortodoxă Sfântul Elefterie Nou
Saint Elefterie Nou Church in Bucharest is an Orthodox place of worship built in the years 1935-1971. The church is located in Cotroceni district of Bucharest, on St. Elefterie Street No. 1 and was designed by architect Constantin Iotzu. Near it is the Church of St. Elefterie Vechi, having the same patron.
Wikipedia: Biserica Sfântul Elefterie Nou din Bucureşti (RO)
26. Biserica Ortodoxă Sfântul Elefterie Vechi
The Church of Saint Elefterie Vechi in Bucharest was built from the dania of Constantine sin [= his son] Macsin the cupeţul, with the help and supervision of Metropolitan Neophyte, between 1743-1744, during the reign of Mihai Racovita. The abode, located in sector 5 of Bucharest, is a historical monument.
27. Cișmigiu Gardens
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.
28. National Museum of Maps and Rare Books
The National Museum of Maps and Old Books is a national museum in Bucharest, located in Str. Londra nr. 39, Sector 1, established on 4 April 2003. Dana and Adrian Năstase contributed significantly to the creation of the map collection by donating hundreds of maps from their personal collection.
Wikipedia: Muzeul Național al Hărților și Cărții Vechi (RO), Website
29. Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino Fountain
The George Grigorie Cantacuzino Fountain in Carol I Park in Bucharest is a monument built in 1870, in a neoclassical conception, at the initiative and at the expense of the Mayor of Bucharest Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, by the architect Al. Freiwald and the sculptor Karl Storck.
30. Palatul Romanit
The Romanit Palace, the headquarters of the Museum of Art Collections, located on Calea Victoriei at number 111, is a representative building of nineteenth-century Bucharest, erected by the boyar C. Faca, at the corner formed by Calea Victoriei with Calea Griviței.
31. Monumentul Trupelor de Geniu (Leul)
The Monument to the Heroes of the Engineer Arm in Bucharest, Romania is dedicated to the heroism and sacrifice of the military engineers who fought in the Romanian Army during World War I, of whom nearly a thousand were killed in action and many more wounded.
32. Carol Park Mausoleum
Named during the communist regime, the Carroll Park Mausoleum, a monument to heroes fighting for the freedom of the people and the motherland for socialism, is a monument in Charles I Park in the 4th district of Bucharest, located in Ivory Coast Hill.
33. Art Collections Museum
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.
34. National Museum of Art of Romania
The National Museum of Art of Romania is located in the Royal Palace in Revolution Square, central Bucharest. It features collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, as well as the international collection assembled by the Romanian royal family.
35. The Old Court Princely Palace
Curtea Veche was built as a palace or residence during the rule of Vlad III Dracula in 1459. Archaeological excavations started in 1953, and now the site is operated by the Muzeul Municipiului București in the historic centre of Bucharest, Romania.
36. Catedrala romano-catolică Sfântul Iosif
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.
37. Biserica Ortodoxă Crețulescu
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.
38. Monumentul eroilor americani
The American Heroes Monument in Bucharest's Cismigiu Park is dedicated to the 378 pilots and crew of U. S. Air Force aircraft serving in Romania during World War II, as well as American prisoners of war in camps in Romania.
39. Biserica Ortodoxă „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.
40. Teatrul de vară Alhambra
The Capitol Summer Theatre in Bucharest was built in the early 20th century following a plan by architect Nicolas Nsilescu. Originally called "Alhambra Summer Theatre", it is listed as a historical monument.
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