Old Town (Legends and Stories) Tour Bucharest

Old Town (Legends and Stories) Tour Bucharest

Starting September, 2019 – the tour starts at 10.30 AM from in front of the – Manuc Inn.

Find out about Bucharest’s medieval history on a free tour – every day at 10.30 AM, as well as mazing tales of brave warriors, crazy rulers, the development of the Old Town region of Bucharest and the Romanian culture.

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    The tour starts everyday 10.30 AM from the main entrance to The Manuc Inn.

    You are welcome to join our free tour in the Old Town every day in the morning at 10:30 AM!

    Places are limited to registered guests. Please register using the form below.

    The Old Town in Bucharest is the oldest part of the city and this is where the city developed starting from the year it was officially established – 1459. Although small, this area has plenty of incredible buildings, especially when you know their background stories.

    On this tour you will discover the legend of the founding of Bucharest, about the most famous person from Bucharest, the greatest fire and bank robbery, while also visiting the most beautiful church in town and some of the last 19th century inns.

    The tour will be a lively journey into the past of Bucharest thanks to the old buildings on the route and the vintage photos the guides will show you.

    The entire Old Town is pedestrian, so that allows us to easily walk around, relax and photograph the surroundings.

    Tour Highlights

    The Manuc Inn

    “Hanu’ lui Manuc” or Manuc’s Inn is the name of a historical building located in Bucharest, that today is place to a renowned restaurant.
    The garden is the main attraction of Manuc’s Inn, it’s a huge inner courtyard, with a few trees and a fountain.

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    Old Princely Court Bucharest

    Old Princely Palace

    The Old Court is the first royal court in Bucharest and became inoperative after the 1718 fire and after the 1738 earthquake. The entire Royal Court consisted of a palace – the Voievodal Palace, a church (the “Good News” Church, later known as the Old Court Church), houses with reception halls, royal chancery, stables and gardens. Not many details are known about the founder of the court, but according to the opinion of the researchers who have studied the history of Bucharest, the court seems to be built by Mircea cel Bătrân, somewhere at the end of the fourteenth century and the beginning of the fifteenth century. 

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    Stravopoleos Monastery

    The Stavropoleos monastery includes, besides the church erected in 1724 by the Greek Ioanichie, the premises built at the beginning of the 20th century, by the architect Ion Mincu. Initially only a simple inn was built, the place soon became suitable for a holy place of prayer. Many of the well-known inns located in the center of Bucharest had churches or monasteries in the middle of the inner courtyard; in fact, few have appeared as annexes of churches and monasteries, erected by egumeans to increase their incomes.

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    Stavropoleos Monastery

    The National History Museum

    The museum appeared in 1970, as one of the first archaeological and historical museum in the country. The most famous treasures were brought here, first of all the precious metal ones, in the only public place where security and visibility could be ensured to the same extent. Also, a lot of other pieces of great archaeological and historical value have popped up in the exhibitions of the museum, to illustrate the history of that time.

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    National Bank of Romania

    The National Bank of Romania (BNR) is the central bank of Romania, the only institution authorized to issue money (monetary symbols). Its fundamental objective is to ensure price stability. In addition, the Bank elaborates the country’s monetary policy, regulates and supervises the banking system and manages the international reserves of Romania.

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    National Bank of Romania

    University Square

    The University Square is the most popular meeting point in Bucharest, a place full of history and significance, a space that gives the capital its identity.

    The University Square was established in 1857 as part of the creation of the University of Bucharest.

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    Lipscani Street

    Lipscani Street was the place where valued products brought from Leipzig, Germany, were being sold in Bucharest. Lipscani is the Romanian equivalent of Leipzig. Initially, it was a narrow lane that connected the commercial center of Bucharest to Podul Mogosoaiei (the street which is known today as Calea Victoriei).

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    Lipscani Street

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    Tour info:
    • Groups allowed
    • Pets allowed
    • Tour guides
    • Walking Tour


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