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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Bucharest, Romania. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 30 sights are available in Bucharest, Romania.

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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. Nowadays, the palace is used by the Romanian royal family just for different occasions.

Wikipedia: Royal Palace of Bucharest (EN)

2. Caru' cu Bere

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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.

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3. Monument Mihai Eminescu

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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)

4. Catedrala Patriarhală Sfinții Împărați Constantin și Elena

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Catedrala Patriarhală Sfinții Împărați Constantin și Elena Mstyslav Chernov / CC BY-SA 3.0

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)

5. National Theatre Bucharest Museum

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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.

Wikipedia: Luca Caragiale (EN)

6. 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)

7. Templul Coral

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Templul Coral Ștefan 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 - 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.

Wikipedia: Templul Coral (EN)

8. Cathedral for the Salvation of Romanian People

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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.

Wikipedia: Catedrala Mântuirii Neamului Românesc (RO)

9. Mănăstirea Ortodoxă „Stavropoleos”

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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)

10. Dimitrie Brandza Botanic Garden

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

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.

Wikipedia: Grădina Botanică din București (RO)

11. Memorial for the victims of the Bucharest pogrom

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Between 21 and 23 January 1941, a rebellion of the Iron Guard paramilitary organization, whose members were known as Legionnaires, occurred in Bucharest, Romania. As their privileges were being gradually removed by the Conducător Ion Antonescu, the Legionnaires revolted. During the rebellion and subsequent pogrom, the Iron Guard killed 125 Jews, and 30 soldiers died in the confrontation with the rebels. Following this, the Iron Guard movement was banned and 9,000 of its members were imprisoned.

Wikipedia: Legionnaires' rebellion and Bucharest pogrom (EN)

12. Ion Heliade Rădulescu

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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.

Wikipedia: Ion Heliade Rădulescu (EN)

13. Biserica Ortodoxă Boteanu-Ienii

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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".

Wikipedia: Biserica Boteanu (RO)

14. Michael the Brave

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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.

Wikipedia: Michael the Brave (EN)

15. Monumentul Eroilor Francezi

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Monumentul Eroilor Francezi Miehs (discuție) (Cristian-Mihail Miehs) / DP

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".

Wikipedia: Monumentul Eroilor Francezi din București (RO)

16. Biserica Ortodoxă „Sf.Nicolae - Rusă”

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Biserica Ortodoxă „Sf.Nicolae - Rusă” 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)

17. Memorial of Rebirth

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Memorial of Rebirth Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

Wikipedia: Memorial of Rebirth (EN)

18. Biserica Sf. 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)

19. Alexandru Lahovary

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Alexandru Lahovary Miehs (discuție) 18 iunie 2011 23:28 (EEST)

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)

20. Biserica Ortodoxă Sfântul Elefterie Nou

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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)

21. Biserica Ortodoxă Sfântul Elefterie Vechi

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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.

Wikipedia: Biserica Sfântul Elefterie Vechi (RO)

22. Cișmigiu Gardens

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Cișmigiu Gardens Gabriel 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)

23. Monumentul eroilor americani

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The Monument to the American Heroes in Cismigiu Park in Bucharest is dedicated to the 378 pilots and crew members of the US Air Force aircraft, who died on duty in Romania during the Second World War, as well as to the American prisoners of war interned in the camps on the territory of Romania.

Wikipedia: Monumentul_Eroilor_Americani (RO)

24. Monumentul Trupelor de Geniu (Leul)

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Monumentul Trupelor de Geniu (Leul) Bogdan Giușcă / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Monument to the Heroes of the Engineer Arm (EN)

25. National Museum of Art of Romania

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National Museum of Art of Romania Alexandru Panoiu from Bucharest, Romania / CC BY 2.0

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.

Wikipedia: National Museum of Art of Romania (EN)

26. 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)

27. 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)

28. Palatul Bragadiru

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

Wikipedia: Palatul Bragadiru (RO)

29. Biserica Ortodoxă „Sfântul Anton - Curtea Veche”

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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)

30. Teatrul de vară Alhambra

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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.

Wikipedia: Grădina Cinema Capitol (RO)

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