Bucharest
Bucharest
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Bucharest The Essential
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Romania's capital is a multi-faceted city, reflecting its tumultuous history. Its Lipscani district recalls the old mercantile city straddling East and West. From its time as voivod capital, Bucharest retains 17C Wallachian churches. The 20C saw neo-Classical building projects turn it into a "little Paris", a golden age that ended with the Second World War. Ceaucescu's era was one of concrete and urban desecration. While its architecture may not be seductive, its museums are a real delight.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Bucharest
National Museum of Arts
National Museum of Arts
Owing its current aspect largely to one
180 minutes
Stavropoleos Church
Stavropoleos Church
Incorporating arabesques and volutes,
60 minutes
Romanian Rural Museum
Romanian Rural Museum
This vast neo-Romanian building (1912
120 minutes
Gallery of Romanian Medieval Art
Gallery of Romanian Medieval Art
Under communism, numerous church
180 minutes
Gallery of Romanian Modern Art
Gallery of Romanian Modern Art
Inaugurated in 1834, this collection of
180 minutes
Palace of Parliament
Palace of Parliament
The former House of the People is the
30 minutes