Located in the plains of southeast Romania, Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania. Almost two million people live in Bucharest, i.e. one tenth of the population of Romania. The urban area of Bucharest extends for about 20km from east to west and 20km from south to north. The city was founded quite late in the 15th century and became the capital of Romania in 1862.
A large part of the historical heritage of Bucharest was destroyed during World War II, by several earthquakes and during the communist period. As a result, Bucharest has fewer old historic buildings than other European capitals, although it does have in interesting historic core around Calea Victoriei, a long street intersecting the historic core from North to South. Among the key sights are the Palace of the Parliament, a large building with a floor area of 365000m² and some parks, such as the Dimitrie Gusti national village museum in the north of Bucharest for instance. Bucharest has an own underground mass transit system. Overall Bucharest is an interesting city to visit for a day or two.
How to get to Bucharest
Bucharest has an international airport (Otopeni) north of the city and is also reachable by car, bus or train.
Accommodation
Accommodation options include hotels and pensions, all bookable via the international booking portals.
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13 photos of the area around Unirii square, a large square in the centre of Budapest
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8 photos of the area around King Michael park in the north of Bucharest
22 miscellaneous photos of Bucharest
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