Bucharest, Romania's capital is fun, dynamic and energetic, boasting parks, museums, cultural sites and iconic landmarks. It is a delightful combination of a modern city with the legacy of a rich historic past. In the case of Bucharest, its story began in 1459. Traditionally, it was the most prosperous city in the country. Today, it continues to hold that position and is an important financial/economic and cultural centre. Visitors on flights to Bucharest will enjoy a visit to the metropolis with its wide range of attractions from epic Communist monuments to upscale clubs and bars.
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Things to do in Bucharest
Romania's premier city might often be overlooked for the more famous Transylvania, but the urban centre offers many interesting diversions for visitors. See monuments, visit well-curated museums, find bargains in markets or shop at malls and arcades. As the sun sets, head downtown to hang out with the locals in bars and clubs. Bucharest evokes a lively atmosphere day or night, a trip to the capital will be enjoyed thoroughly.
When visiting Bucharest, be sure to:
Admire the colossal Palace of the Parliament, seat of the government and the second largest administrative edifice in the world
Learn about the Romanian way of life at the open-air ethnographic museum, the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum
Unwind and relax at the Her?str?u Park with its beautiful lake and woodlands
Visit the Stavropoleos Monastery and explore its rich library of old manuscripts, books and printed works
Watch a performance at the highly acclaimed Romanian Athenaeum, a neoclassical concert hall dating back to 1888
Swing by at the baroque-styled Cotroceni Palace, the official residence of the Romanian President
Have your picture taken at the Arcul de Triumf, a huge triumphal arch in granite
Head to Cismigiu Gardens and drink in the pretty sight of lakes and flower gardens
Look at the wonderful art collections on display at the Zambaccian Museum
Tour the historic Cre?ulescu Palace, an early 1900s building now headquarters of UNESCO's European Centre for Higher Education
Henri Coand? International Airport is the main airport serving the city of Bucharest and surrounding areas. It is the busiest airport in the country and is capable of processing 6 million passengers in a year. The airport features many amenities for the benefit of passengers including lounges, shops, restaurants, cash dispensing machines and car rental offices.
The airport is located 16.5 km north from the city centre.
Mobility is not an issue at Henri Coand? as there are several ways to move to and from the airport. Bus line 783 connects the airport to the city centre and line 780 to the main railway station. Henri Coand? Express trains link the airport and the Bucharest North Railway Station. Taxis and car rentals are other transport options available to passengers.