Bucharest is a dynamic and fun capital city to explore. I had never been to Romania so Bucharest was the first experience of Romania I was going to get and it was absolutely amazing. I didn’t know what to expect really other than what Izzy could remember from when she went about 6 years ago.
Bucharest has a lot of history and culture to give. There are loads of art galleries and museums to look around, some smaller and less well known are free. Izzy and I did actually try (several times in the space of half an hour) to get into the National Museum of Contemporary Art, but the day we went it just so happened to be closed and a conference of emergency surgery was actually taking place there. You will need to note that the museum is not open on Mondays and Tuesdays, even if the guard at the car parking entrance just lets you walk in anyway.
As Izzy has relatives in Bucharest, we had the opportunity of looking around the city from a tourist/travellers view as well as a local. So of course they took us to places we probably wouldn’t have gone to or known they were there. On our first night in Bucharest we went to this beautiful outside bar lit up by fairy lights in the trees called Eden Gardens (Gradina Eden). The bar was actually behind Stirbei Palace which seemed to be abandoned in the dark so it was a surprise what was actually behind it since we didn’t know where we were going. The place was beautiful and the atmosphere was amazing, definitely would go back when I’m back in Bucharest and have another bottle of Zaganu Bruna.
Can I also say the homemade lemonade in the restaurants Izzy and I went to were my favourite things to have, sweet and refreshing. Totally recommend!
It was just nice to be able to be shown places we wouldn’t have known about. We were even taken to this shopping centre with a rooftop park and bar with cool views!
The Old Town of Bucharest is a must see, the architecture is amazing and there is so much to explore and see. It is a lot less busy there since there aren’t any cars driving through.
Bucharest is a city that is affordable to visit and explore in with lots of trendy cafes and many museums. The people are friendly and the buildings are beautiful.