There are so many reasons of why you should visit Romania in the summer – from the local cuisine and culture to the East-European nightlife. Either you’re into sightseeing or do you fancy museum trips and then enjoy the local cafés; Bucharest is a place not to be missed. Walk with me through the most charming points of Romania’s capital.
Muzeul National al Satului “Dimitrie Gusti”
Visiting National Museum of the Village “Dimitrie Gusti” is like travelling back in time, you step into the rural, traditional culture of Romanian ancestors. Long walks with your loved ones on idyllic alleyways keep you from the urban noise. Surround yourself with the joyful and simple life-atmosphere of the picturesque countryside which is lay-out at the ethnographic museum “Dimitrie Gusti”.
The road is known under many names due to its history. At first it was called Large Street ( Ulita Mare in Romanian) then it developed under the name of Brasov Road because it was part of the trade route between Bucharest and Brașov. Since 1962, Victory Avenue was also named Mogoșoaia Wood-Paved Road, this time making the connection between Bucharest’s center with Brâncoveanu’s Mogoșoaia Palace which is outside the city.
A source of pride for the locals and also a very important construction area, the avenue became the most fashionable side of Bucharest – 35 boyar houses were built on the road itself in 1775.
With July 1814, the road was the first street in Bucharest to be illuminated with candles at night.
In the present, Victory Avenue is still one of the most attracting touristic points in Bucharest. Fancy a latte? Well, there you have! Starbucks from Citibank. Don’t sit down just yet! There are so many places to see -The National Art Museum, The Art Collection Museum, George Enescu Museum. Don’t forget shopping therapy! What sounds better? Gucci, Emporio Armani, Burberry, Louis Vuitton or Musette? After all this shopping and walking I bet you’re hungry! Check out the enchanting bistros nearby- Venchi, Ad Hoc, Bistro Atelier. And if you want to relax in a green and chill place you must visit Eden Garden.
The luxury neighborhood “Dorobanti” gathers a large number of embassy buildings, local cafes and various boutiques. Vinexpert awaits you with a variety of premium wines, Madam Lucie will spoil you with the tastiest macaroons, and other delicious deserts that for sure will make you drop your diet. Enjoy your brunch at Frudisiac, a contemporary café, bar & restaurant. Once you see the plate it will make your mouth water.
If you love deserts but you want to live clean and stay from fats and sugar, come to Rawdia, a place you can savor delicious raw meals made with love for a healthy lifestyle.
And of course, in the end we arrive in the old center of Bucharest. Imagine an urban part of the city that keeps the inter-war architecture and never sleeps. The nightlife is so lively and diverse! You’ll not get bored, I promise! The area is crowded with places for all tastes and kinds- we mention: “Bicicleta”- a small and hip place where you can relish in a cocktail or a glass of wine.
Another place that lives up to its name “Biutiful” was described as the “heart of England” by the British writers.
The list can continue…
The words and photos are a mere spoiler of what Romania has to offer. So, why don’t you see for yourself?