Kiseleff Boulevard, built in 1832, also called the Champs Elysee’s of Eastern Europe, it’s a boulevard lined with old trees, amazing palaces, museums full of life witch turn into open doors events.
Safety Factor, Day: 10 Tourism: 10
Safety Factor, Night: 10 Traffic: 9
Average Price: 10 Night Life: 7
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Area description: Kiseleff area is considered the pearl of residential area of Bucharest. Most of the buildings are from the late twenty and the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is an area were architects build the most beautiful palaces, parks and museums.
Currently, some of the palaces are sheltering institutions, embassies and residences of diplomats.
In terms of administration, Kiseleff-Aviatorilor belongs to Sector 1. The neighborhood is bordered by Kiseleff Park in the South, Bordei Park to the North, the tree-lined streets of Dorobanti neighborhood to the East and the hustle and bustle of the shops, market and restaurants on and around 1 Mai market and Ion Mihalache Boulevard to the West.
*Tip: Situated in the North of Bucharest, closer to major lakes and parks, this area is very convenient during the summer as it becomes a small oasis in the almost desert like heat.
Kiseleff-Aviatorilor is one of the most beautiful spots of the city in terms of architecture, buildings and surroundings.
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Transportation: There are 2 Metro stations in each corner of the district, making it accessible from any point in the city: Piata Victoriei and Aviatorilor
Buses: 135. Dorobanti, Charles de Gaulle, Cal. Floreasca
182. Gara de Nord, Arcul de Triuf, Victoriei and many more
131. Kisseleff, Piaţa Romană.
The Vibe: Kiseleff feels like an outside museum with memorial houses, palaces transformed into bank headquarters, museums, parks. It’s an area witch needs to be discovered step by step.
Full list of the best restaurants, bars and cafes:The best restaurants, bars and cafes in Kiseleff-Aviatorilor.
Highlights and tips: Every weekend, from June 29 until August 26, under the slogan “Stop traffic, start the game!” the traffic on boulevard Kiseleff closes and turns into a huge place to do outdoor exercise, no entry fee and enough space for everyone, each picking their sport that wants to practice.
From cycling, kangoo jumps, table tennis, basketball, tennis or badminton foot, nearly 10 square miles are swamped every weekend for sports fans.
Attractions: If architecture is what you are looking for, the Kiseleff and Aviatorilor boulevard is were you should take a walk. Most of the houses are architecture jewelry with a major historical importance.
Herastrau Park it’s a must in a sunny day, it is the biggest park in Bucharest with a lake in the middle, nice restaurants and relaxed atmosphere terraces.
The Village Museum is an open air ethnographic museum located in the Herastrau Park, 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.
“Casa Nicolae Titulescu”, Nicolae Titulescu was a well-known Romanian diplomat, at various times government minister, finance and foreign affairs minister. The facade of Nicolae Titulescu house, given the diplomatic activity of its owner, borrowed some elements of the Versailles Palace.
Arcul de Triumf, the first wooden triumphal arch was built hurriedly, after Romania gained its independence (1878), so that the victorious troops could march under it. Another temporary arch was built on the same site, in 1922, after World War I. It was demolished in 1935 to make way for the current triumphal arch which was inaugurated in September 1936.
Grigore Antipa, The National Museum of Natural History is designed in a neoclassical style. Its construction was carried out in the period 1904-1906, and the facade was designed by architect Gregory Cerchez. After two years of renovations and upgrades, the museum shows finally new exhibitions, modern design and facilities, designed to attract audiences to the mysteries of natural history.
Muzeul Ţăranului Român (Museum of the Romanian Peasant ) was built in 40 years (1912-1941). The method of exposure as well as the work of this institution made in 1996 (publications, exhibitions, conferences, artistic acts) , gave the museum the honor award trophy “EMYA – European Museum of the Year Award”.