National History Museum
The tiny and lovely Stavropoleos Church, which dates from 1724, perches a bit oddly just a block over from some of Bucharest's craziest...
This popular pub gets the authentic Irish bar look down with dark woods and green ceiling. Grab a table on busy Str Smârdan and settle...
Caru’ cu Bere
Despite a decidedly tourist-leaning atmosphere, with peasant-girl hostesses and sporadic traditional song-and-dance numbers, Bucharest’s...
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Lonely Planet review
This is an excellent collection of maps, documents and artefacts on Romanian national history. It's particularly strong on the country's Roman ties, including a replica of the 2nd-century Trajan’s Column. Our favourite piece, though, is not inside the museum at all, but rather on the steps outside: a controversial Statue of Emperor Trajan standing naked holding a Dacian wolf.
The Trajan was added in 2012 and has quickly become the most ridiculed (and photographed) monument in Bucharest. We wonder why?