BUCHAREST WALKING TOUR
BUCHAREST: A CITY OF CONTRASTS. WALKING TOUR. DURATION: 4-6 HOURS
The best way to see and understand Bucharest & its (hi)story is to explore it on foot.
Let’s discover Old Bucharest — from the official foundation in 1459 by Prince Vlad the Impaler to the 18th century under the Turkish domination.
Let’s enjoy “Little Paris”, the City in the 1930′s.
And two more sensitive topics: Communist Bucharest and Orthodox Churches of the City.
MEET at your Bucharest location OR in any other pre-agreed location, preferably downtown.
Usually, the Walking Tour starts from the Old Center/the Union Square. From here we’ll visit:
• The Old Princely Court and Church, Manuc’s Inn;
• the Romanian Patriarchate (free visit inside),
• the House of the Parliament (optional visit, for a fee, by appointment only. PLEASE BRING A VALID ID) and the communist buildings of the 1980’s;
• the Museum of National History (optional visit of the Romanian Thesaurus, for a fee)
• Stavropoleos Convent & Church
• Lipscani area, the oldest commercial area of the City (Lipscani derives from the German town of Leipzig, from where merchants were bringing the merchandise)
• OPTIONAL LUNCH / COFFEE BREAK :))
• The Victory Road, the avenue with some of the most beautiful aristocratic houses in the city, dating back to the mid 19th century.
• The University Square: the University of Bucharest, the National Theatre, the first Romanian Hospital
• The 1989 Revolution Square:
— the Romanian Atheneum (optional visit inside, usually for a fee, in order to admire the beautiful concert hall and the fresco);
– the Central University Library “King Carol I Foundation”;
– the Museum of Arts, formerly the Royal Palace;
– the former building of the Communist Party Committee from where dictator Ceausescu fled Bucharest in a helicopter on December 22, 1989;
– the former building of the Securitate (the Secret Police), half-destroyed during the Revolution, rebuilt in an original design;
– Green Bucharest: Kiseleff Park and Herastrau Park.
– The open-air Village Museum (optional visit, for a fee).
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