Obiective turistice si Informatii despre regiunea: Bucuresti
Romania's capital, the nation's powerhouse of cultural and economic life, Bucharest was founded more than 500 years ago and could be a natural starting point for visiting the country. During the 1930's, due to its tree-lined boulevards and fine architecture it earned a well deserved nickname: the "Little Paris". Despite the massive reconstructions of the 1980's, Bucharest remains a Garden City, leafy and pleasant, with pavement cafes open in the warm summer and boating on its lakes and rivers. Back street bustle with hawkers and artists, 18th century monastery and churches hide behind pretty walled gardens, the large public gardens definitely and the amazing museums that the city hosts will definitely give you the charm and feeling of a European capital.
Bucharest's museums are a destination in themselves, especially the open-air Village Museum in Herastrau Park, near Triumphal Arch. Other "musts" include the National Museum of Art, The National History Museum on Calea Victoriei and Curtea Veche with its ornate little 16th century church. And don't miss Stavropoleos Church near Curtea Veche, a veritable jewel of Romania Orthodox architecture. If you are fortunate enough to be in one of these churches during a christening or wedding you will witness an unforgettable ceremonial.
While strolling on Bucharest streets, don't miss The Palace of Parliament. Although is consider by many Romanians to be a symbol of totalitarism, the monumental building definitely worth a visit, as long as is consider to be the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon.
If you chose Bucharest as a starting point for trips around the city, we deeply recommend you the lake of Snagov, the church and monastery where Vlad Tepes is buried, the idyllic monastery of Caldarusani, the monastery complex of Cernica, the Mogosoaia and Stirbei palace.