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Piata Romana, the heart of Bucharest

Magheru Boulevard is a major street in central Bucharest. Built in the early 20th century. This is one of Europe and world’s most representative modernist boulevards, where the architecture in vogue in the 1930s is prevalent.

Safety Factor, Day: 10                                              Tourism: 9
Safety Factor, Night: 9                                              Traffic: 10
Average Price: 8                                                            Nightlife: 7

Measured on a scale of 1-10 (1 = bad,  10 = good)

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University of Economics in Piata Romana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area description: Piata Romana,  in terms of administration, belongs to Sector 1 and is located in the center of the capital, close Piata Universitatii and Piata Victoriei. Two major boulevards intersect in Piața Romana: Lascăr Catargiu Boulevard and Magheru Boulevard . The square is served by the Piața Romana metro station, on Magheru Boulevard. Dacia Boulevard runs roughly east-west through the square.
Together with Bălcescu Boulevard, Magheru connects Piața Romana and Piața Universității squares and was in 1930s-1940s Bucharest most modern part.

*Tip: Piata Romana is situated in the center Bucharest, closer to major interest points, Its very convenient during your stay since you are in walking distance from all the touristic interest points.

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Transportation: Piata Romana Station is one of the busiest metro stations in town due to all the students:

Subway: M2 line for the city center (Piata Romana, Piata Universitatii, Piata Unirii.
M1-line Romana to Gara de Nord.

Buses: 135 ,131

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Bucharest Subway Map

 

 

The Vibe:  Piata Romana is about  students crossing the street to and from ASE (University of Economics) , occasional thump between cars, overcrowded bus stations and  fast food’s, full at any time of day and night. It is an area with a young and creative energy.

Full list of the best restaurants, bars and clubs:The best restaurants, bars and cafes in Piata Romana.

Highlights and tips:

Piata Romana can be very crowded on its main arteries but on the back streets, you will find beautiful homes with the memorial plaques on old buildings witch tell the story of how old the house is, who designed it and who lived there. There are restaurants and theaters, small parks and plazas were to relax.

Attractions:  Piata Romana and Piata Universitatii are the most dynamic areas of Bucharest. With its large number of cafes, restaurants and shopping area, do to the universities compressed in the center like:  Economics University, Letters University, University of Architecture, University of Comunications, office buildings, hotels and intebelic homes .
Take a stroll on  Bd. Ana Ipatescu, witch just like Bd Kiseleff hosts one of the most beautiful palaces were the elite of the 1920 used to live. Admire the beautiful old buildings; some of them are hosting restaurants or shops,  the  astronomical Observatory,  a beautiful interesting  old building on Lascar Catargiu Boulevard, open to the public every evening when sky is clear.

Magheru boulevard

Magheru boulevard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carturesti library on  Magheru its a must, its a cultural venue that functions as a bookshop, tea studio, and project space, taking direct action towards revitalizing the Romanian artistic life, urban pleasures and social responsibilities.

Bd. Dacia is know for the embassies that delineates the boulevard, The French institute witch became one of the coolest institute in town. It host cultural, fashion, visual art, you name it!

Gradina Icoanei with its Street Delivery Festival in the summer, the event that closes the streets for cars and opens them to the people, converting the carriageway into a promenade area for pedestrians, bicyclers and the residents who love their city.

 

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