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Visit the Palace of the Parliament

Map here Daily between 10:00 and 16:00 Be sure to bring your ID card or passport.

A must of any Bucharest visit, the Palace of the Parliament, also known as the House of the People, is no doubt the most famous landmark of Romania’s communist period. One of the most impressive and controversial constructions in the world, the House of the People is an unforgettable symbol of a regime that irremediably reshaped the country’s history.

The second largest building on the planet after the Pentagon, the Palace of the Parliament extends on 370,000 square meters and is 84 meters tall. Part of Ceausescu’s vision of creating his own version of the capital, the construction is truly monumental. More than 1,000 rooms with hand-made decorations from the finest and most expensive materials including rare metals and over 700 crystal chandeliers, not to mention the anti-nuclear shelter and the escape tunnels from the underground. The attraction is top of our list of the best things to do in Bucharest.

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Centuries old churches

Bucharest has many old churches some of them of major historical importance. From different centuries and built in different architectural styles, these churches have state of the art interior paintings and a rich history to recommend them as key cultural attractions. We recommend you don’t miss the churches of Stavropoleos, Coltea, Selari, Zlatari, Bucur, Radu Voda, Sfantu Gheorghe, Sfantu Spiridon Nou and the Patriarchy.
The churches are open daily and taking photos is allowed as long as you don't disturb the religious activities. Sundays are very crowded. If you’re interested in their architecture and interior paintings, it's better to choose another day for a visit.

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Walk in the local parks

Bucharest is not the greenest capital in Europe, but its parks are true oasis in the urban jungle, the central ones having their own share of historical importance. Carol Park was inaugurated in 1906 by King Carol the 1st while Cismigiu is the oldest park in the capital, and Herastrau is the largest. They have many statues sculpted by great artists of the past centuries, and you’ll see at least one of them if you explore the central part of Bucharest on foot.

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The Village Museum

Map here Daily between 10:00 and 16:00 Be sure to bring your ID card or passport.

The Village Museum displays a complex collection of over 53,000 traditional objects in the open-air section and its interior spaces. The permanent exhibition features 346 monuments, including hundreds years old wooden churches, traditional houses and installations, all brought to the museum from different corners of the country. Located in Bucharest’s largest park, Herastrau, this is one of the most important cultural attractions of the capital and one of the top museums in Romania.
A tour of the museum is a unique opportunity to get to know a fundamental part of Romania’s cultural heritage without stepping out of Bucharest. Don’t miss it!

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Take a walk on Victoriei Avenue

Stretching on 2.7 kilometers from the United Nations Square to the Victoriei Square, a walk on Victoriei Avenue is not only the best way to see the main historical and cultural attractions of the capital, but also an excellent starting point to explore Bucharest off the beaten track as the avenue intersects with smaller streets with their own old houses and monuments.
The major attractions of the avenue include the National Museum of History, the CEC Palace, the Military Palace, the Revolution Square, the National Museum of Art,the Atheneum, the Museum of Art Collections or the Cantacuzino Palace that hosts the Museum George Enescu.

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