Romania´s capital is considered an Eastern European gem for its history, architecture and charming yet obvious grit. For travelers who prefer their destinations have a bit of an edge, Bucharest is a great stop to add to your itinerary. Here are five items to get you started on your trip to Romania.
Palace of Parliament
During your inevitable visit to the Palace of Parliament, make it a point to ascend to the terrace where you´ll find some of the best views of Bucharest´s main thoroughfare, Boulevard Unirii.
Although not located within the city limits of Bucharest, the Romanian countryside certainly warrants a visit as its majestic landscapes and picturesque castles capture your imagination. From Bran Castle to Peles Palace to the Sinaia Monastery, the variety and intricate details of these edifices, both inside and out, do not disappoint.
Bucharest´s Old Town is ideal for a quick stop or stroll down the pedestrian-only streets. Rest with a coffee at one of the countless cafés or browse the iconic sculptures in Revolution Square, one of which is Vlad the Impaler, a 13th-century prince on whom the character of Dracula was based.
Architecture and classical-music enthusiasts must visit the Romanian Athenaeum, a staple of Bucharest´s charm. Aim to catch a performance in this stunning concert hall or simply enjoy the architecture within and the manicured park in front.
As the day turns into night, head to the classic Eastern European beer house Caru’cu Bere, where singing and dancing hostesses lend themselves to an entertaining atmosphere with plates of authentic Romanian food.
Bucks County has plenty of history and activities to explore, but if you are in town and looking for something fun to do, check out the Bucks County Ale Trail. Once a year, Bucks County breweries participate in the Bucks County Ale Trail. Guests can download a virtual passport from visitbuckscounty.com. This passport allows visitors to check-in at breweries to earn points toward a free t-shirt. You may even find your new favorite beer or brewery.
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