In the early 20th century, Bucharest came to be known as the “Paris of the east” thanks to its Art Nouveau architecture and grand municipal buildings, often French-designed. This faded grandeur is now mixed with utilitarian buildings left behind from decades of communist rule.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman), BucharestThe Romanian Athenaeum (Romanian: Ateneul Român) is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest, Romania and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival.Pass By: The National Museum of Art of Romania, BucharestIs located in the Royal Palace in Revolution Square, central Bucharest. It features collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, as well as the international collection assembled by the Romanian royal family.Pass By: CEC Palace, BucharestBuilt in 1900 and situated on Calea Victoriei opposite the National Museum of Romanian History,Pass By: Macca Villacrosse Passage, BucharestPasajul Macca-Vilacrosse is a fork-shaped, yellow glass covered arcaded street in central Bucharest, Romania. Pass By: Museum of the National Bank of Romania, BucharestThe National Bank of Romania is the central bank of Romania and was established in April 1880. Its headquarters are located in the capital city of Bucharest.Pass By: Palace of Justice, BucharestThe Palace of Justice, located in Bucharest, Romania, was designed by the architects Albert Ballu and Ion Mincu and built between 1890 and 1895.