Bucharest is the capital of Romania, and one of the largest cities in South-eastern Europe. Due to this Bucharest has metropolitan blood running through its veins. You just have to look in a Bucharest tourist information guide to see that it is a bustling cultural and financial hub. Any Bucharest city guide will tell you that there is much to enjoy within the city. Residents make full use of Bucharest’s famous opera and concert houses, as well as its beautiful open air bars in Universitate Square. A stay in one of our 4 star hotels in Bucharest is an ideal opportunity to witness a city that has been challenged by difficult times and overcome them with zeal.
There are so many varied museums and landmarks in Bucharest that you will feel as if you are seeing its history merge together in front of your eyes. From our 4 star Golden Tulip hotels, it takes about 35 minutes in metro to get to the Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world and the expense that went into its creation is mind-blowing and controversial. One of the key things to do in Bucharest is visit the past home of Romania’s monarchy, the Royal Palace, which is now home to the Romanian National Art Museum.
The Metropolitan Church has a fascinating Byzantine interior and is an insight into the Romanian Orthodox faith. The Museum of the Romanian Peasant is a fascinating look at Romanian culture outside the hustle and bustle of the city, filled with many beautiful folk artefacts. Bucharest is also an inspiring centre for music, with many Bucharest events based around this art form. There is the George Enescu Music Festival takes place every two years in September, celebrating the pride of Romanian classical music. There’s also EuropaFest in May; it’s a full powered display of excellent live music, including jazz, blues and pop music.
Travel to Bucharest is fairly easy by plane as Bucharest is served by Henri Coandă International Airport, sometimes referred to as Otopeni airport. From the airport there is an express bus that runs every 20 minutes to Bucharest city centre. The main station for trains to other European cities is Gara de Nord. Once you’re in the city centre Bucharest transport is fairly easy to master. The metro is affordable, simple to use and will take you to most parts of the city. There is also a network of buses and trams, easily reachable from our luxury hotels in Bucharest, which are about 2 or 3 miles from downtown.