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Bed & Breakfast Pensions in Bucharest:
  • Adorama Pension
  • Blue Studio Pension
  • Casa Mică (Little House) Pension
  • Cristal Pension
  • Golden Studio Pension
  • Orange Pension
  • River View Pension
  • Sitraco Pension
  • Yellow Pension
  • Zeppter Pension

  • Other tourist areas:

  • Apuseni Area
  • Braşov Area
  • Bucharest Area
  • Bucovina Area
  • Danube Delta Area
  • Haţeg Area
  • Maramureş Area
  • Mehedinţi Area
  • Moldova Area
  • Mureş Area
  • Prahova Area
  • Seaside Area
  • Sibiu Area
  • Timişoara Area
  • Valcea Area

  •   BUCHAREST - Environment:

      Bucharest lies in the South-South-East of Romania, along the banks of Dâmboviţa and Colentina, 60 km away from the Danube, the country's natural southern border, 120 km away from the Carpathians and 226 km from the Black Sea.

      The plain on which Bucharest was built is slightly wavy and formed by large river meadows: Sabar-Dâmboviţa, Dâmboviţa - Colentina, Colentina - Pasărea; their aspect is flat, but slightly higher than other regions within the city, thus they are called hills (Cotroceni, Băneasa, Filaret, Văcăreşti).

      The Valley of Dâmboviţa, which crosses Bucharest on a total lenght of 22 km, cuts right through the heart of the city, from Northwest to Southeast. It has a large meadow with a taller right bank. Along it are the hills of Cotroceni, Filaret, Belu and Văcăreşti, identical names for a series of neighborhoods.

      The climate is temperate-continental, with very cold winters and hot summers. The annual average temperature measures 10degrees C and there are four annual seasons that ensure a gentle climatic trasition.


      As an old royal residence, Bucharest holds an impressive number of 270 churches, of which 74 are declared historic monuments; the very firsts ones were built during the 15th and 16th centuries (St. Dumitru, Bărăţia, Precupeţii Vechi, Popa Tatu, Scaune etc); art monuments, busts or statues, kings' and lords' palaces, parks and public gardens. All of these once suggested the resemblence to the old Paris, 19th century locals often calling it Little Paris.
      After a centuries long status as King's residence, Bucharest became the capital of Romania in the second half of the 19th century, by decision of the first leader of Modern Romania, the Unionist Alexandru Ioan Cuza. This caused important economic and social mutations and most importantly, it brought Bucharest's tourist potential in the spotlight.


      The majority of Romania's cultural, social, economic, sport and health related activities is concentrated here:

    • over 40 museums
    • 8 theatres, most of them hosting 2 or 3 halls - The National Theatre, Bulandra Theatre, Nottara Theatre, Commedy Theatre, Giuleşti Theatre, Jewish Theatre and The Small Theatre
    • 6 private theatres - Levant, Masca, Azi, Act, Teatrul Nostru, National Operetta Theatre,
    • The National Opera House
    • The Romanian Atheneum
    • The Circus
    • The National Library, The Academic Library, The Central University Library
    • 34 universities, state or private owned with 154 faculties
    • 195 daily and periodic newspapers and more than 50 publishing houses
    • The National Radio Broadcasting Company
    • The Romanian Television Company with 5 national channels, 6 private national channels, cable television
    • a large number of cinema theatres
    • 52 hospitals and 53 cliniques, but also more than 100 private medical practices
    • 27 sports clubs and 17 stadiums.


      Bucharest is surrounded by a modern road network meant to alleviate the urban traffic, called "Şoseaua de Centură"(The Belt Road).
      The streets inside the city expand as a radius; the most important ones form a large crossroad in Unirea Square. There are two very long thoroughfares on a N-S and E to W direction, which spread into many bouleuvards and secondary streets etc.
      The transportation inside Bucharest is provided through an extended network of public transportation such as: trams, buses, trolleybuses and the tube (the most efficent way of getting around the city, covering a total length of 60 km)or private transportation: taxis and minivans.
      Bucharest is a big railway knot with 6 railway stations: The North Station, East or Obor, Băneasa, Basarab, Filaret and Progresul. There are 9 railways that start from The North Station or Central Station, connecting Bucharest to all major cities in the country, but also to all major European cities.
      If you would rather enjoy an independent journey throughout the country, you can choose from the 8 national roads and any of the European roads: E 15 that connects Budapest to Constanţa, E 20 Varşovia to Ruse, E 94 Belgrade to Constanţa.
      And last, but not least, Bucharest is the biggest air transportation hub in Romania. The Băneasa Airport handles internal flights, connecting 15 major cities of the country: Cluj, Timişoara, Arad, Oradea, Baia Mare, Satu Mare, Târgu Mureş, Caransebeş, Sibiu, Craiova, Constanţa, Bacău, Iaşi şi Tulcea. The international traffic is handled by the Henri Coandă Airport (Otopeni).


    1. Monuments:

    • The Triumph Arch
    • Monument of the Air Heroes
    • Monument of the French Heroes
    • Monument of the Firemen
    • Monument of the Medical Heroes
    • Lion's Monument
    • The "Cross of the Century" Monument
    • The "0 km" Monument
    • The She-Wolf Monument
    2. Royal Palaces:
    • Cotroceni Palace
    • Cantacuzino Palace
    • Ghica Palace
    • Patriarhiei Palace
    • Romanit Palace
    • Şuţu Palace
    • Ştirbei Palace
    • Mogoşoaia Palace
    3. Monasteries:
    • Antim Monastery
    • Plumbuita Monastery
    • Pasărea Monastery
    • Cernica Monastery
    4. Monument Buildings:
    • Romanian Atheneum
    • Capşa House
    • Dissescu House
    • Lenş-Vernescu House
    • Monteoru House
    5. Museums:
    • The Village Museum
    • The National Art Museum
    • Cotroceni National Museum
    • Museum of the Romanian Peasant
    • National Institute of Geology
    • "Grigore Antipa" Natural History Museum
    • National Military Museum
    • "Curtea Veche" Museum
    • "George Enescu" Museum
    • Museum of the National Theatre
    6. Monument Churches:
    • Silvestru Church
    • Grădina Icoanei Church
    • Răzvan Church
    • Kretzulescu Church
    • Pitar Moş Church
    • Caşin Church
    • The Bulgarian Church
    • Colţea Church
    • "Curtea Veche" Church
    • "All Saints" Church
    • Dărvari Hermitage
    • Sf.Joseph Church
    • Stavropoleos Church
    • Visarion Church
    • Ieşua Tova Synagogue
    • The Big Synagogue
    • The Coral Temple
    • St. Joseph Church
    • Zlătari Church
    • Negustori Church
    7. Parks and public gardens:
    • Cişmigiu Garden
    • Herăstrău Park
    • National Park
    • Tineretului Park
    • Carol Park
    • Kiseleff Park
    • Grădina Icoanei Park
    • Ioanid Park
    • Lebăda Park
    • Sculpture Campus
    • Botanic Garden
    • the Zoo

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