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Things to do in Bucharest
Bucharest is the capital and largest city in the European country Romania. There are lots of tourist attractions for you to feast your eyes on and places for you to get a great taste of the culture of Bucharest and also the rest of the country.
One of the nicknames of Bucharest is “The Little Paris”. And you’ll know why once you visit the city. But lately, the town has changed a lot by mixing the old and new, combining the town’s old world charm with a sophisticated, trendy and modern side.
Walk along the tree-lined boulevards of Bucharest and stop by the city’s beautiful landmarks. See the world’s second largest building at the Palace of Parliament. Relive the past and give honour to Romania’s history at Revolution Square and Arch of Triumph, which also looks like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
Don't forget your camera when you visit the gorgeous Romanian Athenaeum. The outside and interior of the building are just breathtaking. Of course, don’t miss the chance to visit the old town of Bucharest, which is a part of the city’s historical heart.
Like many top European cities, Bucharest has several museums for you to spend hours and hours in. For the ultimate Bucharest culture experience, just visit the Art Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Cotroceni Palace Museum, Bucharest History Museum, the open air Village Museum, and the stunning National Museum “George Enescu”. The best news is, there are plenty more museums left in the city!
Other great buildings in the city that should be part of your travel photos for a divine twist are the churches and monasteries in Bucharest, like the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral, Coltea Church, New Saint George Church, and the Great Synagogue of Bucharest.
After walking all over the city, go and treat yourself to Therme Bucharesti, which is a huge thermal water park. Stroll through the lovely parks of Bucharest like Herastrau Park and Cismigiu Park where visitors can relax under the sun and take in the views that each place offers.
Experience the best of Bucharest and join the locals in celebrating the city’s biggest events. See Bucharest come alive in January for the Bucharest Street Music Festival. There’s also the Balkanik Festival for the city’s rich music history and the National Festival of Theatre filled with cultural events.
Shopping is also a great way to taste the culture of Bucharest, so don’t forget to spend your Romanian New Leu pocket money at Victoriei Street. The city’s famous shopping district is filled with countless shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes.
Plan your trip to the city now and check out this Bucharest city travel guide. Don’t miss out on the rest of the town with this list of things to do in Bucharest too.
What you should know
The best time to visit Bucharest is during summer, which is from June and August. This is when the city has blue skies, green parks, and warm weather. It rains from time to time, but the parks are in bloom, and the attractions extend their hours for visitors. Autumn from September to October is also a lovely time to visit when the weather is cooler. But the good news is that hotel rates in Bucharest are affordable throughout the year, which makes it an ideal travel destination year-round.
Once you’ve booked your flights with Skiddoo, you and other Singapore citizens can fly to Romania and visit Bucharest visa-free for up to 90 days. Make sure you visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania website for more travel info and to stay updated.
Travelling to and around Bucharest
You will be landing in Henri Coanda International Airport, and from there you can reach the city by bus, taxi, and express train. You can get around the city by subway, bus, trams, trolleybus, taxi, and Uber.
There’s no time to rest if you want to explore the world! Don’t miss out on Bucharest so pack your bags now and book your Bucharest flights with Skiddoo today.
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