Bucharest is Romania’s capital of commerce, culture and churches. Having lived many lives, you can find its range of past worlds in the architecture of Bucharest, including Communist-era apartment blocks and ancient churches, all side by side. Once known as the “Paris of the East”, the city is today a melting pot of the past. Indulge in all the delights on offer when you book your Bucharest flights on Air Europa’s official website.
Top Things to Do in Bucharest
- Visit the icon of the Communist era and the largest parliamentary building in the world, formerly known as the “People’s House”. Explore the over 3,000 rooms in this building on one of the frequent guided tours, and enjoy the view of the city from the top.
- Discover the Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church, one of the most beautiful churches in the city. Dating back to the 18th century, spot the church’s range of unique decorative designs.
- Step back in time at the Village Museum, the city’s open-air museum. It features over 300 buildings, pottery and clothing from villages all across the country. Try to visit during a folk festival if you can.
- Explore the city’s Old Centre, which is today home to a range of 19th century buildings. There are some cobbled streets and medieval structures to be spotted, as well as the city’s vibrant nightlife.
- Every June, the Village Museum plays host to the Traditional Crafts Fair - a chance to see traditional arts such as rug weaving, pottery moulding, glass blowing and egg painting.
- Discover Bucharest’s history during July at the “Bucharest of Old” festival. See the city as it was 150 years ago at the beginning of the 19th century with parades, music and historic dishes.
- The city’s Christmas festivals throughout December are probably the most colourful and beautiful, featuring a range of traditional festivities. The festival dates can change every year so be sure to check the calendar before travelling.
Travel Tips for Bucharest
Before you fly to Bucharest, it’s a good idea to learn a bit about its past, as every part of the city offers a rich mix of old and new cultures unique to the area. As one of the largest cities in the region, Bucharest features a large student and business-minded population, with major construction across the city transforming the streets into a modern marvel. Make the most of Bucharest’s affordable public transport to get around, which includes trams, buses and trains.