Bucharest, or Little Paris, as it is sometimes known, is an interesting destination in Eastern Europe. Situated only 80 kilometers from Ruse, the Romanian capital city is filled with an interesting contrast of a medeival and communist past, which first perfectly into the new modern look of the city. A visit to the city can be further encouraged by the festive atmosphere and numerous cultural events.
The name Bucaresti (the Romanian name of the city) comes from a shepherd name Bucur, according to legend. His name means happiness. Welcome to the City of Happiness! The development of the city was caused by its location in the Wallachian Plain, between the Carpathian Mountains and the calm waters of the Danube. Today, Bucharest is a major cultural and economic center in Romania.
If you decide to visit Bucharest, here are some things your program should include - the Roman Athenaeum concert hall, Revolution Square, and of course the House of the Parliament, which is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon. A walk through the center of Bucharest will undoubtedly lead to several landscaped parks and gardens, but if you prefer a place for fun, the Strada Lipscani street, located in the historic part of the city is the place you're looking for.
If you only have a few days in Romania and haven't planned on visiting the northern part of the country, The Village Museum, located outdoors in the beatiful Herestrau Park, will aquaint you with the traditions and rural architecture of different regions in Romania, namely Maramures, Transylvania, and the Danube Delta.
Thanks to its many interesting places for visiting, recreation, and entertainment, Bucharest has become a new and increasingly attractive weekend destination in recent years.