Bucharest is the capital city of Romania. It’s a great holiday destination for city-break lovers. It’s also the ideal place where you can find both amazing architecture and wild nature. This big old city hosts the Palace of the Parliament which is the second largest building in the world after Pentagon.
Here is a short list of things to do in Bucharest for tourists who spend their vacation in Romania.
Visit Bucharest Zoo Garden
You can find Bucharest ZooThe Zoo near Baneasa Forest where you can get by taking the 301 bus from the Unirii Boulevard. If you plan to visit the Zoo, you can go there every day from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. One ticket for adults costs 13 RON (3 Euro) and one children ticket costs 6.5 RON (1.5 Euro).
There are more than 3000 animals living inside Bucharest Zoo, so you will have to spend a whole afternoon to admire them. Best time to visit the animals is in the morning or after 3:00 PM. If you go to the Zoo at noon, most of the animals are asleep and you won’t see much activity.
You are not allowed to touch or feed the animals inside the cages, but you can touch the free birds instead. Exotic species like the bald eagle, the Gentoo penguins, the black mamba, the desert wolf spider and the American buffalo. Bucharest Zoo also has special tanks with exotic fish and terrariums with spiders, snakes and lizards.
Admire the Buildings Architecture
One of the most relaxing things to do in Bucharest is simply roaming on the boulevards and admiring the old architecture. This big city has many old buildings who attract tourists from Europe and other continents.
Those buildings feature Parisian architecture inspired by the Renascence. Bucharest also has Art-Deco buildings and Baroque-inspired houses.
If you want to see the oldest part of the city you should visit the Old Town Center near Unirii Square. Some examples of post-communist architecture are Bucharest Financial Plaza and the apartment blocks near Titan neighborhood.
Go Shopping at the Mall
The best thing to do in Bucharest in a rainy day is to visit one of the malls. Almost every neighborhood in Bucharest has its own mall, so you can choose the one that’s closest to your hotel.
Mega Mall is the newest mall in town and it’s located near the National Arena football stadium. Other malls like AFI Palace Cotroceni, Unirii Shopping Center, Sun Plaza and Promenada will help you get rid of boredom.
Enjoy a bottle of authentic Romanian cider while you take a break from shopping. You will find great discounts for clothes, jewelry and cosmetics in Bucharest malls.
Also, if you want to grab something to eat, you can choose from a wide range of restaurants and fast foods. Subway, KFC, McDonald’s, Salad Box, are just few of the many places where you can eat if you want to try something else than Romanian cuisine.
Relaxing walks in parks
One of the many great things to do in Bucharest is take a walk in the park. This green city has many parks and recreational green spaces. Herastrau Park is the biggest and it’s also the most beautiful one. You can find it between Kiseleff Road and Aviators Boulevard.
Herastrau Park is a great place to relax and admire the amazing view of the lake. You can ride the bike or visit the Village Museum. Another green space to visit is Cismigiu Gardens. They were created in 1847 by Turks who also planted more than 30 000 trees inside the garden. There you can find a 300-years old Herastrau Park is a great place to relax and admire the amazing view of the lake.
You can ride the bike or visit the Village Museum. Another green space to visit is Cismigiu Gardens. They were created in 1847 by Turks who also planted more than 30 000 trees inside the garden. There you can find a 300-years old platanus tree.
Other things to do in Bucharest are visiting the amusement park inside Plumbuita Park and taking a ride on the rollercoaster. You can also visit the House of Horrors in this place. Culture lovers will be thrilled to find out they can visit the Ghica Tei Palace.
The palace construction started long time ago in 1822 and it was built by Grigore Dimitrie Ghica. Ghica was the Prince of Wallachia for 6 years in the 19th century.