Several really good reasons to visit and book a hotel in Bucharest
Bucharest is a city of contrasts. The Romanian capital is an intriguing place with surprisingly broad boulevards, beautiful Orthodox churches and a queer mix of communist residential buildings and impressive Art Nouveau architecture. Many people claim Bucharest has a Paris-like atmosphere and similar cityscapes. Well, Bucharest even has its own Arc de Triomphe. The Romanian capital is never too crowded and is always a pleasure to wander around the great public gardens and parks like Cişmigiu Gardens and Herăstrău Park, or the charming Old Town with its pretty shops and cafes.
The Communist regime has left its distinctive marks everywhere you look. The impressive Palace of Parliament built under Ceaușescu’s rule is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon in the US. There are also many peculiar monuments and statues, some of which are hard to forget, including the Memorial of Rebirth and the Aripi Monument. With more than 60 museums and museum houses, Bucharest is hard to leave you bored. One of the most popular is the National Village Museum which is an open-air splendour showing windmills, old churches and traditional rural Romanian houses. Bucharest is also a start-off point to many great Romanian destinations. For instance, you can visit the presumed grave of Dracula himself within a short drive from the capital!
Bucharest is a safe city and one of the safest European capitals. It hosts many festivals, music and cultural events every week. The splendid Romanian Athenaeum is a piece of art and the main classical music venue in the city. Bucharest maintains a lively nightlife with numerous party houses and clubs entertaining visitors until the early hours. Young people are also attracted by the many hipster and stylish coffee places around every corner. Bucharest is also described as a great family destination due to its great amusement parks, kids clubs, outdoor activities and playgrounds. One of the newest jewels in the city’s crown is the Therme Bucuresti park with the largest indoor, urban pool in Europe.
Most of the sites of interest in Bucharest are concentrated in the central area of the city. Most of the hotels in Bucharest are modern, conveniently located and offer really good services. You can find any kind of accommodations around the popular city squares - Unirii, Romana and Universitatii) as well as in the trendy Victoriei neighbourhood. The luxury 5-star hotels in Bucharest are located just north of the Old Town, near the National Museum of Art and the University of Bucharest. Budget hotels and self-contained apartments are scattered around the Romanian capital. A good option is the Drumul Taberei neighbourhood which is easily connected with the centre of Bucharest via the Gorjului and Lujerolui metro stations. The Old Town of Bucharest, around the National Library and Tineretului neighbourhood are the areas of nice hostels. Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is surrounded by modern 4-star hotels. The neighbourhoods of Dămăroaia, Băneasa and Aviației are also great options to book a hotel or apartment close to the Bucharest airport.
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