5 reasons why you should visit Bucharest
A visit to Romania is obviously not complete without a tour to its capital, Bucharest. It is one of the most attractive and interesting tourist destinations around the continent of Europe. Apart from its beauty, it has a lot to offer in terms of cultural and social life.
Bucharest is an amazing city. It’s one of the most affordable and safest city to visit in the world. Without further ado, if you are planning to tour Europe and in particular Romania, here are 5 reasons why Bucharest should top the list.
1. Palace of Parliament
One of Romania’s most iconic landmarks is the palace of parliament in Bucharest. It was formally known as The House of the People. It is the second-largest government building in the world and the heaviest administrative building in the world. Currently, it is the headquarters of the Southeast European Cooperation Initiative. It also houses the Romanian Chamber of Deputies and Romanian Senate. The Palace of the Parliament is open for tourists seven days a week, all year round. If you plan to spend some days in Romania, make sure you visit the Palace of Parliament. The visit is worth your time.
However, for you to visit, you will need to schedule your tour in advance, have proper identification and be ready to pay the entrance fee. Remember it’s a functioning parliament building and so, you just can’t wander around. Tourists are only permitted to the building if they are part of an official scheduled tour.
2. Stunning mix architecture
Bucharest is fully packed with treasures. To architecture lovers, Bucharest will impress you instantly. From rough blocks of flats built during the Communist regime to the churches in Brancovenesc style, majestic villas built in interbellum and charming monasteries, Bucharest is indeed a wonderful city with a strong impression.
3. National Village Museum
If you want to know the traditional life of the Romanians, the Village Museum is the place to be. Since 1936, its gates have been open to the public. It is located in the heart of the capital city of Romania. The museum attracts more than 500,000 visitors annually. You can also be among them and enjoy a fascinating view of completely original monuments and exhibitions. The museum is open throughout the week and so it’s upon you to plan your visit any day.
Furthermore, Bucharest has over sixty memorial houses and museums. The larger ones will give you the impression of Romania’s political, historic and cultural ambitions. When it comes to the smaller intimate memorial houses, this is where you will learn and get inspired by the individuals who shaped the country’s culture.
4. A paradise for fun
If you love partying and clubbing, Bucharest won’t disappoint you. During the weekend, you can dance yourself silly until the wee hours of the night. If you are planning for your Bucharest stag do party, you are on track. With all the amazing clubs waiting for you and your friends to party, Bucharest is indeed about the stag do fever. Then you can go for outdoor karting, wine tasting, bubble football, all the way to testing your climbing skills, there are almost endless possibilities. If you want to enjoy your boys’ party like the kings you are, hold it in Bucharest. The beauty of this Romania’s capital is the wide varieties of activities they have to offer both during the day and at night. Their services are also affordable but good quality, rare features to come across. Luxury accommodation is also available and so you don’t have to worry about a goodnight’s sleep after a day full of activities. At the end of your stay, the experience will be unforgettable.
The capital also has an urban beach. While other cities in Europe are privileged to own urban beaches, the one in Bucharest is epic. It is a 30,000 square metre beach with golden sands. It is also surrounded by over a thousand palm trees making your beach life out of this world.
Bucharest is the perfect destination to try out Romanian cuisines and other international cuisines. Romanian dishes have won many hearts and that is not likely to change any time soon. During your visit, make sure you indulge in the famous Mititei and the world-renowned Romanian wines. Also, don’t forget to carry some wine while going back home. Let the folks you left behind have a taste of what you have been enjoying while you were away.
5. Value for your money
There is so so much you can do with your dollar, pound or euro while in Bucharest especially if you choose to use public transport. The most impressive feature about Bucharest is that the city is not overpopulated and so it’s possible to use public facilities at ease. You are safe to walk on the streets of this city. Crime rates are going down each year. More so, Bucharest is still rated among the most affordable capitals in Europe. Hence, your visit to Romania should not necessarily dry your pockets if you plan wisely. And again, you don’t have to save for ages to come to enjoy what Romania’s capital has to offer.
A visit to Romania’s capital is worth your time and money even if it’s just once in your lifetime. It does not matter where you live, the world is now a global village. You just need to do your research and plan in advance. From the reasons above, it’s obvious you will enjoy yourself to the fullest. Grooms-to-be, don’t just tie that knot yet without a visit to Bucharest with your buddies. The fun is real.