Originally Posted by Skoblin
Robert, if someone had only three or four days to spend in Bucharest, what would be your list of things to see?
Someone else asked me this before and I wasn't sure what best to say. I've decided to make a bit of an effort now.
On the first day I'd take a Bucharest City Tour bus ride
, and/or a paid guided tour. To get the main sites covered and the general idea.
Then (or alternatively) I'd visit the following sites.
The Central Cluster (located centrally and you can easily walk from one site to the next, maybe finding other interesting stuff in the process)
-Cismigiu Park (city's oldest park) 44°26′13″N 26°05′26″E
-Mihai Voda Church (late 16th century) 44°25'53.24"N 26° 5'35.93"E
-Domnita Balasa Church (late 19th century) 44°25'42.66"N 26° 6'0.77"E
-St. Anton Church (mid-16th century) 44.430133°N 26.102014°E
-The Vlad Tepes Castle in Carol I Park 44°24'47.21"N 26° 5'54.70"E
A less known but interesting site:
- Marcuta Monastery (late 16th century) 44°26′40″N 26°10′21″E
- two parks located nearby
Two other churches with interesting architecture:
-Amzei Church 44°26'39.88"N 26° 5'38.89"E
-Casin Church 44°28'2.93"N 26° 4'30.81"E (close to Herastrau Park)
The Mihai Voda, St. Anton and Marcuta churches are the city's oldest surviving ones.
Other interesting sites in Bucharest are the old homes, villas and apartment buildings that have been declared historical monuments.
These websites include a list of old Bucharest buildings declared historical monuments:
Casa - house
Imobil - (apartment) building
Vila - villa
The site includes coordinates that can be used on Google Earth.
You can then go on Google Earth and check the pictures around that area because it most likely has more buildings from that period. So if you find something interesting you can create your own "tour".
For night-time stuff, events, clubs etc. you can use this website for info:
The George Enescu international classical music festival has just started here and there are a lot of international orchestras giving concerts each evening. The festival will end on September 20.
EDIT - Forgot to add, Morii Lake is a great site for brilliant sunsets. I used to take a lot of pictures there.