Historic Building in Bucharest

Former Ceauşescu Residence

Just east of Piaţa Charles de Gaulle is the former main residence of Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu, also known as the Primăverii Palace. It’s off-limits to everyone but state guests, but it is easy to look over the wa…
Top Choice Museum in Bucharest

Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum

One of the few attractions in Bucharest that are squarely aimed at kids, this natural history museum has been thoroughly renovated and now features modern bells and whistles such as video displays, games and interac…
Monastery in Bucharest

Antim Monastery

This beautiful walled complex was built in 1715 by the metropolitan bishop Antim Ivireanu. Today it's hidden by communist-era housing blocks.
Church in Bucharest

Armenian Church

Along B-dul Carol I, east of Piaţa Universităţii, is the alabaster Armenian Church, which originally dates from 1781 (though this church was built in 1915).
Museum in Bucharest

Art Collection Museum

This grab-bag of several dozen private collections is particularly strong on folk and religious art and Romanian painting from the 19th and early 20th centuries. It's now part of the National Art Museum.
Cemetery in Bucharest

Bellu Cemetery

Bellu Cemetery is the city’s most prestigious burial ground and houses the tombs of many notable Romanian writers. A map inside the gate points out locations. Many Romanians pay their respects to national poet Mihai…
Park in Bucharest

Carol I Park

About 1km southwest of Piaţa Unirii, Carol I Park was inaugurated in 1906. The main sights here are an eternal flame burning for an unknown soldier and a 20m black-granite mausoleum. The mausoleum, topped with five …
Synagogue in Bucharest

Choral Temple

The Choral Temple, built in 1857, is the city's main working synagogue and is visually stunning inside. You'll need your passport to enter. A memorial to the victims of the Holocaust (including some 400,000 Romanian…
Church in Bucharest

Church of the Icon

This church was built by monk and former privy secretary Mihail Băbeanu from 1745 to 1750.
Park in Bucharest

Cişmigiu Garden

West of Calea Victoriei is the locally loved Cişmigiu Garden, with shady walks, a lake, cafes and a ridiculous number of benches on which to sit and stare at Bucharestians going by.