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Bucharest (Bucureşti) is the capital and the largest city in Romania situated some 10 km north-west of Popeşti, 90 km north-east of Romania - Bulgaria border. It has a population of 1,877,200 people. Thousands of tourists visit Bucharest every year to see its christian monasteries and museums.

The nearest airport Aurel Vlaicu (IATA: BBU) is about 20 km away.

The most popular tourist attractions in Bucharest

1. Stavropoleos Monastery
Stavropoleos Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Stavropoleos), also known as Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos) during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest, Romania. Its church is built in Brâncovenesc style. The patrons of the church (the saints to whom the church is dedicated) are St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The name Stavropoleos is a Romanian rendition of a Greek word, Stauropolis, meaning " Th…

2. Mogoşoaia Palace
Mogoşoaia Palace is situated about 10 kilometres from Bucharest, Romania. It was built between 1698-1702 by Constantin Brâncoveanu in what is called the Romanian Renaissance style or Brâncovenesc style, a combination of Venetian and Ottoman elements. The palace bears the name of the widow of the Romanian boyar Mogoş, who owned the land it was built on. The Palace was to a large extent rebuilt in the 1920s by Marthe Bibesco.

3. Bulandra Theatre
The Bulandra Theatre (Romanian: Teatrul Bulandra) in Bucharest, Romania was founded in 1947 as Teatrul Municipal; its first director was Lucia Sturdza Bulandra, one of the leading Romanian stage actresses of her generation. Liviu Ciulei was director between 1963 and 1972; one of the most important directors of the late times was Stefan Iordanescu (1999 - 2002), who restructured the theatre management; since 2002, the theatre has been directed by Alexandru Darie.

4. Arcul de Triumf
Arcul de Triumf is a triumphal arch located in the northern part of Bucharest, on the Kiseleff Road.

5. National Museum of Contemporary Art (Romania)
The National Museum of Contemporary Art (Muzeul Naţional de Artă Contemporană, or MNAC, in Romanian) is a contemporary art museum in Bucharest, Romania. The museum is located in a new glass wing of the Palace of the Parliament, one of the largest administrative buildings in the world. It is also one of many National Museums of Contemporary Art. There are many around the world in the USA and many other countries

6. Palace of the Parliament
The Palace of the Parliament (Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) in Bucharest, Romania is a multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Palace is the world's largest civilian administrative building, most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building.

7. Cişmigiu Gardens
The Cişmigiu Gardens (Romanian: Parcul Cişmigiu) are a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania, spanning areas on all sides of an artificial lake. The gardens' creation was an important moment in the history of Bucharest. They form the oldest and, at 17 hectares, the largest park in city's central area. The main entrance is from Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, in front of the City Hall; there is another major entrance at the Ştirbei Vodă Street, near the Creţulescu Palace. The southwestern…

8. National Military Museum (Romania)
The National Military Museum (Romanian: Muzeul Militar Naţional), located at Coordinates: 125-127 Mircea Vulcănescu St. Bucharest, Romania, was established in 1923 by King Ferdinand. It has been at its present site since 1988, in a building finished in 1898.

If you have already seen Bucharest, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you're visiting the area, you may want to check out something from the following list:

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Stavropoleos Monastery

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Mogoşoaia Palace

Mogoşoaia Palace is situated about 10 kilometres from Bucharest,

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Bulandra Theatre

The Bulandra Theatre (Romanian: Teatrul Bulandra) in Bucharest,

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Arcul de Triumf

Arcul de Triumf is a triumphal arch located in the northern part of

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National Museum of Contemporary Art (Romania)

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Palace of the Parliament

The Palace of the Parliament (Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) in

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Cişmigiu Gardens

The Cişmigiu Gardens (Romanian: Parcul Cişmigiu) are a public park n

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Bordei Park

Bordei Park (Romanian: Parcul Bordei) is a park in northern Bucharest.

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Victoria Palace

Victoria Palace (Romanian: Palatul Victoria) is a palace in Victory

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National Military Museum (Romania)

The National Military Museum (Romanian: Muzeul Militar Naţional),

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Palace of the Patriarchate

The Palace of the Chamber of Deputies (Romanian: Palatul Camerei

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Cotroceni Palace

Cotroceni Palace is a palace of Bucharest which is the residence of

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Foişorul de Foc

Foişorul de Foc (literally The Fire Tower) is a 42-metre high

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Bucharest Botanical Garden

The Bucharest Botanical Garden (Romanian: Grădina Botanică din B

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Old Town Boutique Hotel

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Atrium Hotel Bucharest City Center

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K+K Hotel Elisabeta

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Residenza di Carbasinni

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