The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului in Romanian) is an open-air ethnographic museum located in the Herăstrău Park (Bucharest, Romania), showcasing traditional Romanian village life. The museum extends to over 100,000 m2, and contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania.
It was created in 1936 by Dimitrie Gusti, Victor Ion Popa, and Henri H. Stahl.
There are other “village museums” throughout Romania, including ASTRA National Museum Complex in Sibiu, and those of Cluj-Napoca, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, Timișoara, a.s.o.
The National Museum “George Enescu” was opened in the Cantacuzino Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bucharest, a historical monument and one of the European Heritage Label buildings.The sumptuous entrance, in Art Nouveau style, announces the luxury and the refinement of the époque, reunited in one of the most imposing palaces in Bucharest.
The permanent exhibition of the museum includes three rooms of the palace, displaying photographs, manuscripts, various documents, diplomas, medals, drawings, sculptures, musical instruments, costumes, furniture, decorative art, personal objects, a casting of the artist’s hands and his mortuary mask.
The originary atmosphere has been recreated in the intimacy of the austere memorial house, which is also opened for visitors.
El Torito Mexican restaurant is unmistakable lines and colorful design elements. Scenery, exciting rhythms of Mexican music and devastating smell delicious Mexican food, varied gastronomic adventures are an unforgettable impulses that make our restaurant a perfect place for an exit with friends, coworkers or family.
Haveli Indian Restaurant is the only place in Bucharest where you may really enjoy the indian food. Haveli Restaurant appeared in the landscape of Bucharest's restaurants and immediately outlined its authenticity both by its decor and the foods of indian specific. Haveli is located on Episcopul Radu Street at number 3. It is managed by a Pakistani owner and has three Indian chefs.
Since 1939, Pescăruş Restaurant has been on the top of the list when you think of a restaurant in Bucharest where good taste, refinement and carefully cooked food blend with a superb natural setting. Pescăruş Restaurant has always been a point of reference, the place everyone knows, where you can see actors, singers and celebrities and where you feel good, whether you are coming to an event, organizing one or maybe enjoying lunch colleagues and or taking your loved ones out for a weekend meal! Since 2015, now under the umbrella of City Grill, we have been greeting our guests in a new, more comfortable setting that mirrors fish and Mediterranean restaurants around the world. We have tried to create a relaxing atmosphere that suits the natural scenery, the park and Lake Herăstrau. We offer lunch menus, but also breakfasts with a special menu. Meanwhile, the à la carte menu awaits you with the best Mediterranean and fish dishes, along with Romanian and international dishes. Whenever you want to organize an event in a restaurant in Bucharest, whether it is a corporate evening or a wedding, our consultants are at your disposal with the best ideas and menus for special moments.
The Nomad menu sends you on a voyage around the world, one where no passport is required. You travel from one country to the next as you enjoy our specialties from Italy, France, Spain, Asia, Greece and the United States – different tastes and textures, but always the same delightful experience. Of course, you can always stick closer to home and choose the very tempting Romanian dishes. Whatever you decide, our chefs will put all their talent to work to offer the best culinary experience.
The Dancing Lobster captures the traditional Portuguese flavors in recipes which surprise us with a delightful taste that comes from their very simplicity. The fresh fish and seafood brought each week by plane from Portugal and exhibited at the restaurant window are the protagonists of the impeccable taste from the dishes made by the “craftsmen” from the only Portuguese restaurant in Bucharest. Jose Gaspar is writing a chapter in the history of the Portuguese cuisine which carries those who wish to enjoy an authentic culinary experience to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, by savoring the kind of fish and seafood that you can only eat on the Algarve. The passion for good food prepared with traditional ingredients, the wines which have been selected from the most important vineyards from Portugal, and the sunny atmosphere all year round, all of these ensure that the Dancing Lobster has a place on the list of restaurants that you want to revisit every time you feel like taking a break from the busy urban life.
Named after its floor number, 18 invites you with a unique blend of cuisine, music, design and a stunning view of the city skyline, Herastrau Lake and Kiseleff Blvd. We seat up to 180 guests inside and up to 60 on the terrace, a 15 meters long bar serving for a relaxed and at ease atmosphere. Modern and stylish in decoration, 18 Lounge comes with seating for 180 guests inside and 60 on the rooftop terrace. So a larger part indoors, but with floor-to-ceiling windows the views are panoramic just about anywhere. Open daily from lunch to late dinner, the rooftop restaurant serves international flavours from a seasonal á la carte menu. Or you head to the 15 meter long bar and order crafted signature cocktails made with local and fresh products. With a sophisticated yet friendly vibe, 18 Lounge is a great rooftop bar in Bucharest for a date or a nice night out with friends and family. Sometimes there is live music, and otherwise you can expect nice tunes out of the speakers.
Zen Garden is a restaurant that wants to delight you through its uniqueness. The restaurant welcomes you with a magnificent offer of the great Chinese kitchen. Subtle ambient music, irreproachable arrangements, the variety of menus but also and the surroundings, are offered in a touch of elegance, intimacy and hospitality. The Chinese say that in any respectable House, there must be seven things: fire, oil, soy sauce, vinegar, rice, salt and tea. It’s a education more than exciting and also one of the foundations of Chinese gastronomical culture. Here at Zen Garden, preparing food takes place after an old ritual for thousands of years, and has been preserved to delights, to fascinate and to please. At Zen Garden, you will find all the harmony you need for an intimate and special moment.The restaurant has 200 seats, arranged in seven saloons and a gorgeous terrace, all in lively downtown. The atmosphere is one exotic Asian decor through authentic and waterfalls of the terrace. Zen Garden restaurant is the home of all important events in your life. Parties and unforgettable evenings hosted by Restaurant Zen Garden – a fascinating and welcoming place.
Pata Negra is a Spanish restaurant and it goes beyond the traditional Spanish, popular menus you find in all restaurants. Like the other big countries in terms of refined gastronomy (France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and a few others), the Spaniards know how to make fine, sophisticated food.
Four Seasons enjoys appreciation especially because it brings the authentic Lebanese tastes to the local region. In order to create the traditional Lebanese mezze skilful chefs use best quality ingredients: spices brought directly from Lebanon, olive oil, greens and fresh vegetables, fresh meat and fresh fish, to which is added the most priceless ingredient: a drop of “soul”. A typically Lebanese meal is composed of a variety of cold and hot appetizers which are completed with a delicious beef, chicken or grilled lamb, the well-known kebab. In Four Seasons Dorobanți you can complete your meal with fish from Mediterranean Sea, Sultan Ibrahim (Barbun) or Malifa Fish exceptionally cooked and accompanied by absolutely unique sauces. In the preamble of the feast you can start with an arak, anisette, the traditional Lebanese drink which opens the appetite for what will follow. The cold mezza cannot be tasted without hommos, chick pea crème sprinkled with olive oil, baba-ghanuj (aubergine with pomegranate sauce), mutabal (aubergine with sesame paste). Star salads are springs of health and energy: Fatoush, an explosion of vegetables with flat-bread croutons and pomegranate sauce and Tabule, a vitamin C bomb in every parsley leaf. It is recommended even by doctors, who tell us that parsley is four times richer in vitamin C than an orange. The green contains more iron than spinach and offers more proteins than two eggs. So a “treatment” with tabule is welcome any time.
YUKI welcomes you to experience true “flavors” of Japan! The restaurant brings you authentic Japanese home dishes, slowly prepared and politely served by one dedicated team. The restaurant pays close attentions to the quality of ingredients. The interior gives the restaurant a home touch through objects and decorations we find in traditional Japanese homes.
L’Atelier restaurant is part of Epoque Hotel and it features an intimate main area of 30 seats and a daylight-flooded winter garden of 30 seats. The elegant interior design and warm notes of L’Atelier restaurant create the flawless setting for a business lunch an inspiring venue for a themed event and a picture-perfect scenery for a private celebration or a romantic dinner in Bucharest. With a menu haut de gamme, L’Atelier remains genial and pleasantly affordable at all times, inviting the lovers of fine food to make the most out of their moment of treat. The menu features an exclusive collection of French cuisine specialties and traditional dishes that are close to our Chef’s heart, as well as new and exuberant creations based on fresh, typical products to suit each season and appetite. An exceptional wine menu will be the thrill of the discerning. Le Chef and his team are at your service, designing customized gourmet menus for your special events. Please contact us for dinner reservations, business lunches and private events at L’Atelier restaurant in Bucharest.
Winner of 2018 Best Chef of the Year award, Maize is a must-visit for its 'new Romanian cuisine' concept and its exceptional seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients, as well as a modern approach to Romanian classics. Located in in one of Bucharest's poshests districts, it has a stunning open-space layout with a firewood grill in plain sight and a summer terrace. Great for Sunday brunch.
Located under a glass cupola, on the first floor of the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, the JW Steakhouse is one of the most renowned steakhouses in Bucharest. Featuring authentic American cuisine, this exquisite restaurant is the place to be when you want to taste steaks and chops cooked to perfection. This remarkable and elegant dining space that hosts an amazing open kitchen is ideal for a wonderful dinner, an anniversary, a private meeting, a family gathering and any other occasion when you want to enjoy an appealing meal.
When the noise of the city becomes overwhelming or when you are simply looking for a place of elegance in the heart of Bucharest, where you can escape in another era, we welcome you to Hanu' lui Manuc! In a setting that reminds of the caravanserai of a forgotten era, the inn is truly a unique Bucharest restaurant in the scenery of the Capital’s restaurants. Located, not accidentally, in the heart of the city, right in the Old Center, two steps from Unirii Square, Hanu' lui Manuc is a true royal inn. The most fascinating stories of Little Paris always came to life in the center of the city, but nowhere more alive than on the streets of Lipscani. From adventures with outlaws, treasures, boyars and ladies, to romances and even historical discussions, the inn has been witness to everything, and even hosted some of them. Hanu' lui Manuc is not only a restaurant located in Bucharest. For two centuries, the only traditional functional inn in Europe gives the pulse of the capital of Romania, operating as a restaurant, hotel, café, wine cellar and even show scene. Whether you are looking for a place for a boyar lunch, you want to organize a party or just looking for an elegant place where you can raise a glass with a good friend, Hanu' lui Manuc will always welcome you with open arms.
NOR becomes a reference point for Bucharest because it is the highest restaurant in the city! You start with the sensation you have in the bright reception of a hotel before the city view, as it looks from 136 metres high, opens in front of your eyes. NOR menu draws its inspiration from the most famous kitchens in the world but it is linked to local preferences. The recipes are built in a relaxed tone but they are also challenging our guests imagination through original plating and bold combinations of flavours. Smart Casual Times is the voice to tell the story of our smart casual restaurants. Our newspaper is published four times a year, each edition being red by over 66.000 people.
Have you ever dreamed of at a feast where relaxation and mood are beyond the false rules of etiquette? In a very special place, cited off from everyday reality, the delicacies are saturated and the medieval scent of the place makes you want to feast with your hand, because this is the only way you can really enjoy a royal cuisine? Excalibur restaurant is the only place in Bucharest where succulent steaks, tasty pies and vintage wines are served in generous portions, as in the days of King Arthur by knights and ladies for which the honor and reputation are above all. We welcome you to visit us for a special medieval experience! Located in downtown of Bucharest, 39-41 Academiei street, Bucharest, Excalibur Restaurant already has the reputation of being known both for unique medieval experience offer, but also for portions of delicious food, carefully prepared menus for two, four or six people. The novelty lies in the fact that cutlery are optional. So if you want a relaxing evening in a medieval note, but with food and impeccable service, Excalibur Restaurant is the ideal choice.
With a history of more than 130 years, Caru’ cu bere was and still is a symbol of Buchares’ts old town, being the favourite meeting spot both for the locals as for foreign tourists, among them being some famous names like The Rolling Stones, Naruhito, the Prince of Japan or Edward Kennedy, all of them being our guests in the past. The Caru’ cu bere building was built in Neo-Gothic, after Zigfried Z. Kofczinski’s and Al. Pesch’s plans. The vaulted ground floor in Neo-Gothic style is richly decorated with paints, stained glass, mosaics and carved panelings.
Suţu Palace is one of the oldest aristocratic residences in Bucharest, as well as one of the very few buildings which have remained unchanged for over 150 years. It was built between 1833 and 1835 by Costache Suţu, according to the designs of architects Conrad Schwink and Johann Veit. The palace’s interior was designed in 1862 by Karl Storck, renowned sculptor and decorative artist. He is responsible for the monumental double-winder set of stairs leading to the first floor, and for adding a beautiful gilded-frame mirror, brought all the way from Murano, Italy. The sculpted wooden medallion representing Irina Suţu, the owner’s spouse, rests right above the mirror. The second half of the 19th century represented the Palace’s Golden Age. The year’s first ball was organised here, every February. Grigore Suţu (1819-1893) and his wife Irina, daughter of famed banker Ştefan Hagi Moscu, had fully dedicated themselves to maintaining an authentic ambiance typical of aristocratic residences. The Palace was a private residence until the 20th century, and in 1956, it became the Municipality Museum of Bucharest’s new headquarters, opening to the general public later during the same year. Ever since its inauguration, the museum has housed numerous collections and exhibitions related to the history of Bucharest, as well as to aspects of life in the city, displaying valuable heritage items from archaeological sites, donations and acquisitions, thanks to the funds ensured yearly by the City hall. The Palace’s base exhibition has been redone, and was reopened on May 15th 2015. The new permanent exhibition, called “Time of the City”, aims to help visitors delve into a story driven journey through the city’s history. Starting with a unique piece contained within the Palace – the backwards running clock, fabricated by the Collin House of Paris, a clock that requires people to view its mirrored reflection in order to be able to properly tell time – the “Time of the City” exhibition is a journey that begins in the present and heads back in time, towards the past. This pilgrimage is segmented, as each room housing the exhibition is dedicated to a certain historical period of reference for the city’s evolution and for the events that occurred on its territory. Aside from the Time of the City, the museum usually houses a number of other smaller exhibitions, related to art, history, culture, and other interesting elements or events related to the city of Bucharest.
Built in the mid 60s in the political order and known today as objective “Palace Spring” was the entire period of Ceausescu’s dictatorship (1965-1989) private residence husbands Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu and their children, Nicu, Zoe and Valentin. High even during the ascent to power of his tenant, the palace was enlarged in the years 1970-1971. Although the mid 60s architect “trendy” nomenclature was Cezar Lăzărescu to achieve Ceausescu family residence was the preferred architect Aron Grimberg-Solari (n.1928). Palace architecture is complemented by a whole landscape designed by architect Robert Woll (otherwise furniture designer and principal of residence) and landscape engineering Theodosius. It captures both the spaciousness, volumetry echlibrate and the luxurious interior decor, comfortable, by architect Robert Woll and Agrippa Popescu. Source ( http://palatulprimaverii.ro/ )
A new concept in Romania, Tiriac Collection represents the exhibition of cars and motorcycles of Mr. Ion Tiriac. Reopened to the public in May 2015, the collection includes over 150 historical vehicles manufactured since 1899, but also performant cars, with a current design. Visitors will find the only collection in the world with the 6 Rolls Royce Phantom produced until 1972, as well as exhibits that previously belonged to great names such as Sir Elton John, Sammy Davis Jr. or Bernie Ecclestone. Some of the exhibits are 1973 Jaguar E-Type 1966 Jensen C-V8 Mk. III Coupe 1956 Lincoln Continental Mk II 1961 Lincoln Continental 1968 Maserati Ghibli Berlinetta 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A 1957 Mercedes Benz 220S 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG 1934 Mercedes-Benz 130 (W23) 2-Door Saloon 1938 Mercedes-Benz 170 VK 1953 Mercedes-Benz 170SV 1994 Mercedes-Benz E60 AMG 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss Edition 1935 MG SA Tourer by Charlesworth 1939 MG TA 1958 Porsche Diesel Super S308 Tractor 1957 Porsche 356A 1930 Rolls Royce Phantom II Landaulet by Van Rijswijik 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III 40/50hp Sports Saloon 1938 Rolls Royce Phantom III Drophead Roadster by Wilkinson 1955 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I 1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1927 Rolls Royce Phantom I by Charlesworth 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Sedanca De Ville by Windovers 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb 1952 Rolls Royce Phantom IV Coachwork by Hooper 1960 Rolls Royce Phantom V by Park Ward 1972 Rolls Royce Phantom VI by H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn 1977 Rolls-Royce Camargue 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II source ( http://www.tiriaccollection.ro/en )
It 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. The museum hosts 4 floors of exhibitions and events all throughout the year. the top of the building eatures a lookout point over all of Bucharest.
The Theodor Pallady Museum is a museum situated in one of the oldest surviving merchant houses in Bucharest, Romania. It includes many works by the well-known Romanian painter Theodor Pallady, as well as a number of European and Oriental furniture pieces. Set up in the mid 18th century Melik House of Bucharest, the Theodor Pallady Museum owes its existence to Gheorghe Răut and to his wife, Serafina, who gathered a consistent part of the work of Theodor Pallady during the artist’s stay in Paris. The collection was donated to the Romanian state in the late 1960s, but, on top of the indisputably valuable works of Pallady, the collection also includes pictorial and sculptural works by sundry European artists, as well as a miscellaneous range of exhibits that fall in the category of applied and decorative arts (furniture, tapestries, and ceramics). The Theodor Pallady Museum is a branch of the National Museum of Art of Romania, and it is well worth a visit by tourists with genuine cultural interests.
The National Museum of Romanian History (Romanian: Muzeul Național de Istorie a României) is a museum located on Calea Victoriei in Bucharest, Romania, which contains Romanian historical artifacts from prehistoric times up to modern times. The museum is located inside the former Postal Services Palace, which also houses a philatelic museum. With a surface of over 8,000 square meters, the museum has approx. 60 valuable exhibition rooms. The permanent displays include a plaster cast of the entirety of Trajan’s Column, the Romanian Crown Jewels, and the Pietroasele treasure. The building was authorized, in 1892, and the architect, Alexandru Săvulescu was sent with the postal inspector, Ernest Sturza, to tour various postal facilities of Europe for the design. The final sketches were influenced primarily by the postal facility in Geneva. Built in an eclectic style, it is rectangular with a large porch on a high basement and three upper floors. The stone façade features a portico supported by 10 Doric columns and a platform consisting of 12 steps spanning the length of the building. There are many allegorical sculptural decorative details. As of 2012, the museum is undergoing extensive restoration work and it is only partially open; a late medieval archaeological site was discovered under the building.
The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Romanian: Muzeul Național al Ţăranului Român) is a museum in Bucharest, Romania, with a collection of textiles (especially costumes), icons, ceramics, and other artifacts of Romanian peasant life. One of Europe‘s leading museums of popular arts and traditions, it was designated “European Museum of the Year” for 1996. Located on Șoseaua Kiseleff, near Piaţa Victoriei, the museum falls under the patronage of the Romanian Ministry of Culture. Its collection includes over 100,000 objects. First founded in 1906 by and originally managed by Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcaş, the museum was reopened February 5, 1990, a mere six weeks after the downfall and execution of Nicolae Ceauşescu. During the Communist era, the building housed a museum representing the country’s Communist party; the museum’s basement still contains a room devoted to an ironic display of some artifacts from that earlier museum. The building, which uses traditional Romanian architectural features, was built on the former site of the State Mint (Monetăria Statului). Initially intended as a museum of Romanian art, it was designed by Nicolae Ghica-Budești and built between 1912 and 1941. The building is listed as a historic monument by Romania’s Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs. The museum was devastated during the June 1990 Mineriad, due to being confused with the headquarters of the National Peasants’ Party. One of the museum’s most famous exhibits—originally the work of Tzigara-Samurcaș—is “the house in the house”. The house, which originally belonged to peasant Antonie Mogos of Ceauru village in Gorj County. From the first, the house was displayed in a non-naturalistic way: objects that would normally be in the interior were displayed in various manners outside; outbuildings were suggested by fragments. The Communist regime displayed the house much more conventionally, outdoors at the Village Museum; it returned to the Peasant Museum in 2002. The current display at the Peasant Museum revives the original non-naturalistic approach. For example, from a platform, museum visitors may peer into the attic, part of whose wall is stripped away; various objects are arranged inside. In 2002, the museum’s exhibit space was greatly expanded as the museum store and offices moved into a new building behind the old one, freeing up a considerable amount of floor space in the museum proper.
A new concept in Romania, Tiriac Collection represents the exhibition of cars and motorcycles of Mr. Ion Tiriac. Reopened to the public in May 2015, the collection includes over 150 historical vehicles manufactured since 1899, but also performant cars, with a current design. Visitors will find the only collection in the world with the 6 Rolls Royce Phantom produced until 1972, as well as exhibits that previously belonged to great names such as Sir Elton John, Sammy Davis Jr. or Bernie Ecclestone.