In about 7 hours we let you discover the main tour in Bucharest.
First, we stop for more than one hour in the National Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti”, the most visited museum in Bucharest. This open-air museum has more than 100 houses from all over Romania and was opened in 1936. Being inside the largest park from Bucharest, it’s a pleasure to walk between old houses and see how people lived in different regions of Romania.
The tour will continue passing from the Free Press Square to Victory Square, where is the Victory Palace, the place for Romanian Government.
Next stop will be in the Revolution Square to admire the Athenaeum (we can see inside a 75 meters long and 3 meters wide fresco that decorates the circular wall of the concert hall showing us the most important moments of Romanian history starting with the conquest of Dacia by Roman emperor Traian and ending with the Greater Romania in 1918). We continue with the Royal Palace (now is National Art Museum) and the balcony where Ceausescu talked to the last time to the people from the former Central Committee of the Communist Party building and the monument dedicated to the heroes from 1989’s revolution.
The main event of the tour is the visit to the Parliament Palace, the largest administrative building, the most expensive and the heaviest building in the world. There are only 8 rooms included in the tour, but enough to understand why this building is in Guinness World Records. From outside you can see only half of the building because it’s more under the ground.
Close to “Unirii Square” is the Patriarchy Cathedral, where are another important buildings: the Patriarchal Palace, the Belltower, the Chapel of the Patriarchal Palace. The church houses the relics of Saint Dimitrie Basarabov (St. Dimitrie the New – the patron saint of Bucharest), placed in a silver raft, brought from Bulgaria.