The Bucharest sightseeing map shows all tourist places and points of interest of Bucharest. This tourist attractions map of Bucharest will allow you to easily plan your visits of landmarks of Bucharest in Romania. The Bucharest tourist map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Once known as "Little Paris" for its elegant architecture, Romania capital of Bucharest is rich with a storied history that merges with its modern identity. The confluence of architecture is dizzying yet fascinating. Its Byzantine buildings; 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century churches; Art Nouveau mansions; and spectacular Neoclassical facades have survived earthquakes, war, and later, communism. During that dark political era, somber block panel masonry left its imprint, as well as the gargantuan Palace of the Parliament, the prized creation of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The charm of Bucharest is revealed by exploring its sprawling city parks, admiring the works of art and exhibits at its excellent museums, and getting lost in the gritty yet charming lanes that weave through the Old Town as you can see in Bucharest tourist map. A stroll down Calea Victoriei, arguably one of the prettiest places to visit in the city, is an encounter with the country grandest buildings and most meaningful monuments, all a testament to times gone by.
The capital remains the main destination in Romania for foreign tourists coming to the country. Bucharest attracted more tourists than the seaside city of Constanța, the mountain city of Brașov, or the western Romania cities of Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara, Profit.ro reported. At the same time, Bucharest is the only large city in the country where there are more foreign tourists than local ones. According to data from the National Statistics Institute (INS) quoted by Profit.ro, Bucharest received in 2018 some 2.08 million tourists, with 1.21 million foreign and 870,000 local ones as its shown in Bucharest tourist map. In 2017, it welcomed 2.04 million tourists, with 1.2 million foreign and almost 840,000 Romanians. A year before, the capital saw 1.92 million tourists, in 2015 1.72 million, and in 2014 a little over 1.5 million.
Most foreign tourists come from Israel (almost 170,000), U.S. (104,000), Italy (92,000), Germany (82,000), UK (80,000), and France (72,000) as its mentioned in Bucharest tourist map. As for the Romanians visiting the capital, Ile explained that they come not just for business but also for concerts and cultural events, to visit museums, to attend football or tennis matches, for various medical issues or to accompany their children at exams. By comparison, Brașov attracted last year almost 660,000 tourists (with 157,000 foreign ones), Constanța 575,000 tourists (with 47,000 foreign ones), Cluj-Napoca 477,000 tourists (with 119,000 foreign ones), Mangalia 340,000 tourists (3,180 foreign ones) and Timișoara 315,000 tourists (107,000 foreign ones).
The Bucharest attractions map shows the main monuments, museums and parks of Bucharest. This tourist places map of Bucharest will allow you to easily plan your visits of tourist attractions of Bucharest in Romania. The Bucharest attractions map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Old Town is one of Bucharest earliest settlements, where structures date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Over the centuries, it has been the seat of Romanian princes, a center for trade, a place to worship, and a crossroads for travelers. It also managed to survive Ceausescu 1980s razing of one fifth of the city to build his vision of a new Socialist capital. After spending decades as a slum, much of the Old Town has been gentrified and renovated since the fall of communism. The Palace of the Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului) is one of the top tourist attractions in Bucharest. It is the world second largest administrative building (after the Pentagon), an architectural colossus that also claims title as the heaviest building in the world. Home to the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, the stately Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Român) as you can see in Bucharest attractions map, is the city most prestigious concert hall. The 19th-century building, designed by French architect Albert Galleron, resembles an ancient Greek temple with a 41-meter-high dome and a peristyle of six Ionic columns.
Tiny, peaceful, and beautiful, the Stavropoleos Church (Manastirea Stavropoleos) as its shown in Bucharest attractions map, was built in 1724 by a Greek monk, Ioanikie Stratonikeas. With its intricately carved entrance lined with columns, this Brâncovenesc-style church stands apart as a unique landmark in Bucharest. The Orthodox church features fine stone and wood carvings and a combination of Romanian and Byzantine elements. It is surrounded by a garden courtyard filled with 18th-century tombstones. Located in the heart of the Old City, the Old Princely Court (Curtea Veche) was the palatial residence of Wallachian princes. Perhaps its best known occupant was Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Bram Stoker tale of Dracula. A statue of the infamous Romanian prince stands among what is left from the past, including the court walls, several arches, and columns. Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei) earned its name after setting the scene of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu final minutes of power in Romania.
Finished in 1878, Bucharest first Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf) as its mentioned in Bucharest attractions map, was made from wood and dedicated to the Romanian soldiers who fought in World War I. In 1936, it was reconstructed in granite and designed by architect Petre Antonescu at a height of 27 meters. Housed in the former Royal Palace, the National Museum of Art of Romania (Muzeul National de Arta al României) is the country leading art museum and houses the world most complete collection of Romanian art, including medieval and modern art. Founded in 1936, the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum — usually shortened to simply the "Village Museum" (Muzeul Satului) — is a unique open-air museum that stretches through leafy Herastrau Park and depicts the traditional way of life in Romania. The National Museum of Romanian History (Muzeul National de Istorie a României) is set in an attractive Neoclassical building originally built for the Romanian postal service.
The Bucharest zoo map shows recommended tours of the Bucharest Zoological Park. This zoo map of Bucharest will allow you to easily find out where each animal is and where to picnic in the Zoological Park of Bucharest in Romania. The Bucharest zoo map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Located in the district of Banasea in the northern part of the city, the Bucharest Zoo was established in 1955. Its 5.85 hectares are home to about 800 animals covering about 100 species as you can see in Bucharest zoo map. Tigers, lynxes, wolves, bears, lemurs, pumas, iguanas, snakes, poison frogs and a crocodile are some of the standard fare. You will also find some goats, bighorn sheep, a horse, zebras, deer, an ostrich, and an emu. Visitors especially love the tropical birds section. Romania rather impoverished past means that this is not going to win prizes for best zoo in any international setting, even though the situation has improved in recent times. No feeding, noise or disturbing the enclosures and the animals.
Bukharest Zoo is almost 6 ha big and houses over 800 animals (100 species) - mammals, reptiles and birds. Stars Luna the tigresse, Gina and Vasile the bear family and Marc and Ella the lion couple at the Bucharest Zoo as its shown in Bucharest zoo map. The new address where animal lovers can watch live every move of many more favourite animals at the zoo is http://digitalzoo.kappa.ro. Zoo fans will be able to see on the internet how the bears Gina and Vasile have breakfast – at 9:30am every day – or watch beautiful tigress Luna, who was born at the zoo. The project, which is aimed at being both fun and educational, has been launched in collaboration with UPC and Animal Planet.
Bucharest zoo was found as a service of the Municipal Household Section of the People Council of the Capital. At that time, small livestock were spread in the parks of Cişmigiu, Carol I, Herastrau and Băneasa Forests. Between the years 1955-1959 there is a progressive concentration of animals in the Baneasa Zoological Corner, where on 1 May 1959 the first visiting season was opened as its mentioned in Bucharest zoo map. Since 1962, the title of the institution has become the Bucharest Zoo and in the same year it has been included in the International Yearbook of Zoological Gardens. Bucharest zoo map, with a total area of 5.85 ha, is a public facility that maintains and exposes live, wild, indigenous and exotic collections of animals to achieve two main goals: preservation of fauna; and training, education and recreation of the visitor audience.