Discover Bucharest, once named the “Little Paris of the East” and enjoy this old European City’s charm in the beautiful architecture, wide boulevards and parks. The city gathers numerous attractive and truly valuable monuments, not to speak about its inhabitants’ warmth and hospitality.
The city centre is a mixture of medieval, neoclassical and art nouveau buildings, as well as ‘neo-Romanian’ buildings dating from the beginning of the 20th century and a collection of modern buildings from the 1920s and 1930s. The mostly-utilitarian Communist-era architecture dominates most southern boroughs. Recently built contemporary structures such as skyscrapers and office buildings complete the landscape.
A major part of Bucharest’s architecture is made up of buildings constructed during the Communist era replacing the historical architecture with high density apartment blocks – significant portions of the historic center of Bucharestwere demolished in order to construct one of the largest buildings in the world, the Palace of the Parliament (then officially called the House of the Republic). In Nicolae Ceaușescu’s project of systematization new buildings were built in previously-historical areas, which were razed and then built upon.
One of the best examples of this type of architecture is Centrul Civic, a development that replaced a major part of Bucharest’s historic city centre with giant utilitarian buildings, mainly with marble or travertine façades, inspired by North Korean architecture. Communist-era architecture can also be found in Bucharest’s residential districts, mainly in blocuri, which are high-density apartment blocks that house the majority of the city’spopulation.
Of course in Bucharest outside of areas of historical interest are also a lot of fun. Clubs, swimming pools, luxury hotels and huge parks ( Herastrau and Cismigiu ) are way of leisure. Is not enough one day to visit Bucharest and often a simple tour is not enough to enter the atmosphere. Delta Travel invite you to choose one of the Bucharest Tours. You can visit Bucharest in one day or two days.