About George T
Lives in Bucharest, Romania
Since Feb. 2010
35-49 year old male
Architectural Buildings, Concerts, Symphonies
Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
Natural History Museums
Churches & Cathedrals
Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Fountains
Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
Art Museums, History Museums
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Theatres
Monuments & Statues, Parks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Arenas & Stadiums
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Churches & Cathedrals
This is a magnificent place, built at the beginning of the 20th century by public subscription. It hosts an emblematic concert hall used for music shows or other public events. It is worth seeing it both from outside and inside.
If you want to have walks in the park, surrounded by tree, green grass and water, you should probably visit the Cismigiu Gardens. It was built at the end of the 19th century right in front of the city's administrative palace in French style. Even today it preserves some of its old charm.
The Old Town is practically the heart of the city, what remained of the old glory of the "Little Paris". You will see old buildings, narrow streets with stone pavement, remnants of the former residence of Walachian princes, but also pubs, coffee-shops, restaurants, night-clubs, theaters, museums and street shoppers. You should definitely not miss it!
This wide park, relatively recently rearranged, is quite relaxing with its trees and wide green areas. The lake in the middle is quite large and you can take boat-trips on it. Also, you can watch the wild birds which settle in this area during summer. There are also fast-food shops and traditional food sellers.
This is a famous street from the Old Town, named after the German city of Leipzig, which hosts some exquisite buildings in various styles. You must see it!
It is a beautiful old church, built at the beginning of the 18th century, which now lies in the Old Town. Wall paintings are original and restored, so it is worth taking a view.
The Botanical Garden of Bucharest is one of the most exquisite piece of nature of the city. You will find here local trees and plants, as well as exotic species. There is also a generous place for walks and quiet time, even some small lakes and birds. It is a refreshing experience!
It used to be the Royal Palace, where major decisions of Romania's modern history were taken. Nowadays, it hosts the National Art Museum, with rich collections of Romanian and foreign artists. If you're an art lover, you should not miss it!
The building, dating from the end of the 19th century, is one of the city's landmarks and it hosts the oldest savings bank of Romania. Even if you're not visiting it, just seeing it on the old Victoria Avenue is a step towards tasting the old charm of the city.
The museum, which is named after a famous Romanian natural scientist, hosts unique collections of butterflies and other insects, skeletons of ancient animals, stuffed animals and replicas of many kinds of animals from around the world and different geologic eras. Occasionally, expositions concerning wild animals are available. It is great for children, who will appreciate it!
This emblematic 18th century church surrounded by walls has been the center of spiritual life in Walachia and modern Romania. First chosen as headquarters of the Metropolitan Church, it is now the residence of the Patriarch of Romania, one of the most esteemed personality of Romania. It is worth visiting, for its inner paintings with living colors and for its beautiful choirs during feasts.
This restaurant is the most typical Romanian representative of the Old Town food houses. Dating from the end of the 19th century it has recently been restored to host many guests and offer a wide selection of traditional Romanian food of great quality. Here, you will feel the real taste of Romanian gastronomic universe. It's a must!
This restaurant is quite famous in Bucharest, mostly for the good quality of food. Here, you can find both traditional Romanian and European specialties. It is situated near the center of the city, so you can stop by for a lunch or dinner. It's worth the time and the money!
If you're looking for a place to stay near the very center of the city, this is a most exquisite choice. A former old hotel of the interwar period, it was refurbished to get a fresh new look, at the highest standards. From here you can easily get to the nicest places in town.
This is the largest park in Bucharest, situated in the northern part around the lake with the same name. Here you can practice sports, come with the children, take a walk, cross the lake by boat, have some snacks, go by bike, rollers. There is also a small zoo and places for dogs. Everyone can find something relaxing here.
This museum was originally built during the interwar period to show the diversity of Romanian villages. The houses are built following original plans or they are even the original houses brought here. You will find houses from every Romanian region, made from stone, bricks, wood or clay. It is wonderful seeing them in their natural setting.
It is the symbol of national unity built after the First World War, following the French model. You can't miss it if you're coming from the airport towards downtown. It can also be visited and offers great view from the top, as well as a historical collection inside.
A cozy place in the old town, the restaurant usually offers a selection of sweets, just like a coffee-shop. You can come here to meet friends or just stop for a brief moment, before resuming the visit. You might just like it.
The square is the heart of the city, where all communication lanes converge. From here you can reach all over the city. However, you can also visit its margins, which coincide with the Old Town, the Civic Center, the Patriarchy quarter, Dambovita river or the old Jewish quarter. Or, you can check upon the Unirea shopping center, the best in town...
The palace, which now hosts the Romanian president as official residence, is a wonderful piece of 19th century architecture. It was built by Romania's ruling dynasty at that time and hosts a handful of decorating styles and artifacts. There is also a quite significant park surrounding it. It is the symbol of elite Bucharest. You might want to try it!
This is the symbol of present-day Bucharest, although its style is quite eclectic. It was built by the communist regime to host the main central administration institutions. Now it hosts the two chambers of the Romanian parliament, as well as the Contemporary Art Museum. It is a grandiose piece of building (the second public building in the world after the Pentagon) with big tall rooms, lots of marble and great view over the city. You can try it!
The building, which formerly hosted the communist party museum, is a monument in itself in terms of architecture. It hosts some interesting ethnological collections. It is not very big and is situated near the Victoria Square.
If you're looking for the place where most of Romania's recent history was written, this is it! The square is bordered by the former Royal Palace (currently, the National Art Museum), the Romanian Atheneum, the University Library and the Ministry of Interior (former Central Committee of the Communist Party, where Ceausescu pronounced his last discourse in 1989). Its name indicates it as the place where the December 1989 anti-communist revolution started in Bucharest. You must see it!
This theater is a sort of headquarters of Romanian culture. It is situated near Kilometer 0 of Bucharest, at the University Square, and is one of the city's landmarks. It has been consolidated during the last years and it regularly hosts theater plays, music concerts and other popular events.
This is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Bucharest. In fact it is a part of the old town, being built at the beginning of the 19th century, as motel and restaurant. Presently, the old houses were restored and it hosts one of the city's famous restaurants. If you like the old atmosphere of the town, you should try it.
The park, which was named after the first king of Romania, hosts a beautiful lake, surrounded by trees, bushes and flowers. In the middle you can find the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, where the eternal flame burns in the memory of soldiers which died for the country's independence, unity and defense. It is a very peaceful place, where you can relax for a few moments.
One of the biggest museums of the city, this 19th century renovated building hosts some of the most important historical collections in Romania. Among them, the national treasury, replicas of Trajan's Column from Rome, collections of old documents, stamps, clothes, arms and other interesting historical items. If you like these kind of things, this is a must.
The building, which is situated at the crossroads of the famous Victoria Avenue and Elisabeta Boulevard, was the result of subscriptions from military men across the country. Therefore, it is a sort of main premise of the army, where conferences and other classy events are organized (also weddings). The rooms are made of marble or grass, or even wood, depending on the level. It is worth seeing even from outside, in terms of architecture.
Situated at the heart of the old town, the museum is in fact made up of the old buildings which remained from the old court of Walachian princes (mostly from the 15th and 16th century, but partially restored). You can see where decisions were made in this small principality during Middle Ages (some of them by Vlad the Impaler, called Dracula). This is, in fact, where Bucharest started, its foundation. You must see it!
This is one of the most famous avenues from Bucharest, carved at the beginning of the 19th century to link the north and the south of the city. It goes for 3 kilometers, from Victoria Square to the United Nations Square, passing by the Revolution Square, Cercul Militar, CEC Palace, National History Museum and other interesting old buildings, which made Bucharest get its surname of "Little Paris". A walk on this avenue is highly indicated if you want to get a taste of the old Bucharest.
Rebuilt in 2012 for the UEFA Europa League Final, it is the biggest stadium in Romania, with over 55,000 places. It is a wonderful engineering work, offering a comfortable view over sports events, mainly football, the national pastime of each Romanian man. If you can make it, go for it!
Situated close to the North Railway Station, this little museum presents the essential moments of Romania's railway evolution. Old pictures and technical material is present, as well as a miniature model of a railway system with small electric trains running through tunnels and over miniature bridges... It's funny!
The vast park baring this name is situated just between the Parliament Palace and Dambovita river. It si quite new and developing, but offers large spaces for taking runs or walks in the morning or in the evening. Events are also organized here due to the generous setting, among which one of Madonna's concert, a few years ago. You can check it out!
This is the point from which all distances in Romania are calculated, straight in the middle of the city. It is close to the St.George Church and marked by a special monument. It is worth a look and a picture in your way between University and Unirii squares.
Built following a Italian and French models, this special street is both a shopping street and an architectural jewel. And you can even find jewels for sale... Or you can take a minute in one of the coffee-shops there. Anyway, you must see it, just going from Victoria Avenue to the Old Town.
The church is close to the Old Court ruins and is almost a part of that complex. It used to be the spiritual center of the country and still preserve some of its old prestige after being restored.
The building hosting the North Railway Station was completed in 1869 and remained a symbol of Romania's railways and transport system (the Ministry of Transport is nearby). This is the place from which the 8 main railway lines of the Romanian system begins. From here you can get to all neighboring countries and even to Vienna, Istanbul and Moscow. Occasionally, there are old trains exhibitions which are very interesting.
If you're looking for a place to eat in the Old Town, which is not very expensive, convenient and a little Italian in style, this is it. You can have a drink and watch a panorama of the Dambovita River towards the Justice Palace. Or you can try some pancakes. It's relaxing!
Coming to the northern part of the city, you might get hungry and wish for a generous meal. You might choose this famous place, with a Serbian resonance. The food is great, mostly traditionally Romanian, you will certainly love it, and portions are designed for giants... Don't worry if you can't finish, just enjoy it!
This is one of the city landmarks, situated close to the University Square and the National Theater. Built in the 1970s, it used to be the tallest and fanciest hotels in the city. It still is a fine and elegant hotel, a place for business meetings and conferences, or other events, with rooms and restaurants offering a nice view over the city. If you want to have an excellent stay in town, you must choose it!