The capital of Romania or “Paris of the East” is an intriguing city where remains from Communist dictatorship live side by side with simply stunning expressive architecture. One of the largest cities in Europe but often overlooked as a tourist destination, its charm and culture will win over any tourist whom visits. Why not start your Romanian adventure in Bucharest with a rental car to explore the far reaches of this stunning country, it is HAPPYCAR’S responsibility and promise to find the very best rental car deals Bucharest has to offer.
The city has some very impressive architecture and none more so than the Palace of the Parliament. A colossal building consisting of over 1100 rooms completed in 1997 is such an imposing impressive building and home to the country’s government. Construction began under the dictator Ceaușescu whom never saw the completion of the building. The building is open for tours for those of whom are interested in history of Bucharest, but bear in mind this will take a long time due to the size of the building.
The city contains many beautiful parks, which one should visit to provide tranquility amongst a busy city. Herastrau Park is a beautiful well-maintained park, with the large body of water it is possible to rent a boat, providing a different point of view of the surrounding park and architecture. Another central park that is worth visiting, which contains pleasant sculptures and calming water features.
A visit to Bucharest would not be complete without a visit to Stavropoleos Church, although not very time consuming. This architectural delight is a must, built in 1724 as an Eastern Orthodox monastery and Inn. The inn has since been destroyed but the Church remains and its beautiful intrinsic patterns, make for a truly remarkable building.
Bucharest Nightlife is legendary, there are many tour groups available in the city if this is something you intend to experience. At night the city comes alive into a vibrant varied mix of enjoyment that caters to all choices of music.
Cusine- Romanian cuisine is heavily Turkish influenced but due to its Latin ties, Italian food is of an extremely high standard. Other world cuisines are also on offer in the city.
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Famously home to Count Dracula Transylvania is a popular destination for tourists in this country. Tales and stories of the region make it notorious, the Gothic style castles further enhance the realistic experience of why these tales originated here. Apart from the Dracula connection, this area situated a 5-hour car journey from Bucharest is special for many other reasons as well. There are many hot springs located in Transylvania providing therapeutic benefits and are perfect for relaxation. Nature in the area is also a highlight, home to the largest population on Bears in Europe as well as Wolves and Lynxes. It is possible to observe these animals in the wild in owned nature hideouts or by viewing the bear sanctuary, home to rescued circus bears.
The Black sea provides another great excursion from Bucharest. Constanta is an ancient city and beautiful city, with fabulous buildings such as the abandoned casino and the exquisite Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. This city also has a great beach where one can choose to enjoy the warm Romanian sun.
Bucharest is a beautiful and vibrant city, maybe not a typical destination but this should not dissuade travelers to take the plunge and enjoy this magical place. HAPPYCAR provide the best and cheapest deals from partners such as Hertz and Avis to help maximize your Romanian adventure.