Take a stroll in Bucharest and discover wonderful sights at your own pace.
The museum places at number five as the most beautiful natural history museums in Europe. It is at the same time the largest museum of its kind in the country. It holds one of the most valuable and diverse scientific collections in Romania, consisting of over two million vertebrates and invertebrates (zoological, paleontological, geological-mineralogy and world ethnography pieces, some unique worldwide), preserved in a recreational environment that perfectly imitates the natural one.
The Romanian Peasant Museum is a national museum of folk arts and traditions, administrated by the Ministry of Culture and National Identity of Romania. The museum preserves and exhibits numerous collections of objects and monuments of material and spiritual culture. All of these are housed in a historic building-monument, build in neo-Romanian style.
The Arch of Triumph is a historical landmark of Bucharest and a symbol of the city. Located in the north of Bucharest, in the middle of one of the busiest intersections of the city, the monument reminds passers-by of the victory of the Romanian Army in the First World War and of the Great Union of 1918 – one of the most important events in Romania’s history. Built according to the French model, the Arch of Triumph is the “younger brother” of the famous monument with the same name in Paris.
The Village Museum is one of the largest and oldest museum in Europe. In the museum you can see original monuments, such as houses, churches, water and windmills, of great historical and artistic value. The exhibits in houses such as braids, pots, carpets, icons and furniture express the creativity and spirit of the Romanian people.
Casa Presei Liberei (House of the Free Press), initially known as Casa Scânteii, is a building located in the north of the capital city. It held the record for the highest structure in the city between 1956 and 2007. The building was initially designed as the Casa Scânteii Complex, being built in five years, between 1952 and 1957. Between 1949 and 1954, the project manager was the engineer Panaite Mazilu. The construction was intended for the publication of the state press and especially of the Scînteia newspaper, the “authority” of the Central Committee of the Romanian Labor Party.
The famous Tiriac Collection is located in Otopeni, close to the Henri Coanda International Airport, being the personal auto-moto collection of the former world famous tennis player, Ion Tiriac, actually a very wealthy business man. The collection houses approx. 150 cars and a few motorcycles, all manufactured from 1899 until today, each having an information panel. All the cars look brilliant, without any speck of dust and even the floor is shining, making this place a top class attraction, not to be missed while in Bucharest.
The King Michael I Park or Herăstrău Park is considered the most spectacular and the most varied park in Bucharest. The park was built by removing the marshy area around Herăstrău Lake, and the architect who expanded this project was Nicolae Caranfil. In order to arrange the park, between 1936 and 1939, the architects Ernest Pinard, Friedrich Rebhuhn and Octav Doicescu joined. Few know that the name “Herăstrău” comes from a sawmill, a mechanical saw, which was located on the lake, near the bridge.