Calea Victoriei

How to spend 2 days in Bucharest

Spending a few days in the city?

If you’re in Bucharest for the first time then you have to mark some landmarks and get to know the spirit of the city.

Arcul de Triumf-Triumfu

Arcul de Triumf

Day 1. I would start with a nice walk from Casa Presei Libere on Bvd Pavel Kiseleff. You will see the Triumphal Arch, Muzeul Satului ( The Village Museum) , the biggest open air museum.
From the museum, you can have a nice walk in Herastrau Park, maybe stop for a cold drink at one of many terraces in the park.
Since you are in the north part of Bucharest, you can go to Piata Victoriei were you can see the Government House, the Peasant museum and Grigore Antipa museum.
From Piata Victoriei, take a stroll into Dorobanti-Capitale area, one of the most beautiful residential areas of Bucharest.
Admire the beautiful houses as you go toward Floreasca neighborhood for dinner and drinks.

piata revolutiei

piata revolutiei

Day 2. A visit to Casa Poporului, the second biggest building I the world is a must. These days is the Parliament House. In the back of the Parliament is the entrance to the MNAC (The national museum of contemporary art). It is a very nice and relaxing place.
From there you can go on Dealul Mitropoliei and visit the  Patriarchal Palace.
After visited the Parliament, MNAC and the Patriachal Palace, you can relax in Cismigiu Park, one of the oldest and nicest parks in Bucharest. You can see old man playing chess, children feeding the ducks on the lake or couples stealing a kiss under an old tree.
From Cismigiu, take a walk on Regina Elisabeta Boulevard towards Calea Victoriei,where the shopping area is. It is probably noon by now so you have two hours of window shopping or just look at the surprises offered by this avenue. Its architecture has so many styles, from interbelic buildings, palaces to communist era buildings.

Old Town

Centrul Vechi

Calea Victoriei ends in the Centrul Vechi area. Once here, you have to have at least a drink at Caru’ cu bere, one of the oldest breweries in Bucharest.
The old city is full of bars, restaurants and coffee shops so it’s up to you if you choose to have a quite dinner and rest for the next day or loose yourself in the 24/7 opened bars and clubs. Here’s more info on Centrul Vechi.
If you are looking for a club, it’s either one in Centrul Vechi or head to one of the best clubs in town.

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