weekend in buacharest

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1. Posted by ger_power (Budding Member 31 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi all

I am looking for some info on what to do for a weekend in Bucharest. Me and girlfriend going in 2 weeks, landing on fri evening and leaving Monday afternoon ( all dependent on the volcanic ash being gone) so will have 2 full days to see Bucharest. Any info on attractions , parts of city to see or avoid and good restaurants/ bars etc would be appreciated.


2. Posted by rmm (Budding Member 34 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Use the first day to visit the main sites in Bucharest: the Palace of Parliament (a modern day equivalent of the pyramids :-), the Village Museum (dozens of traditional houses gathered from villages throughout the country and relocated to one of the massive parks in northern Bucharest) and the old quarter (a small surviving part of pre-20th century Bucharest; you can spend the evening/night there, it's full of clubs, bars, restaurants etc. - ignore the endless renovation works).
The city is reasonably safe, there aren't any areas you should really avoid. Be careful if you use taxis, some of them are rip offs - always check the price per km before entering any cab (don't take it if the price is more than ~1.4 lei per km).

On day two for a change of scenery do a day trip to Brasov, a historical city (=well preserved medieval quarter, fortress, old churches, beautiful location right next to the mountains etc.) in southern Transylvania, about three hours away from Bucharest by train.