Bucharest is the capital of Romania and also the country’s commercial and industrial hub, so you can be sure to find tons of things to do in Bucharest when visiting. Stroll around in the beautiful city and you will find old and new buildings standing side by side and historic and modern attractions can be found throughout the city.
You can also tour the old Lipscani center which forms part of the city’s historic district. Here you can find mid-19th century structures, churches, and streets. There are also a few bars, hotels, and shops in Lipscani.
Perhaps the most prominent landmark in Bucharest is the Parliament Palace, the world’s largest parliament building. It is located in the city center and various tours can be taken inside.
Bucharest nightlife is found throughout the metropolis. You can easily find bars and clubs and clusters of nightlife hotspots in Regie and Lipscani.
Bucharest is also famous for its performing arts scene. You can watch the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, a popular symphony orchestra in the country, performing in world-class venues like the Romanian Athenaeum.
If you are a runner then join the Bucharest Marathon when on vacation in Bucharest. The annual marathon has been hosted by Bucharest since 2008.
The transitional climate in Bucharest is influenced by continental and subtropical climates. The average temperature in summer is 23 °C (73 °F). Winter temperatures are often below freezing. Humidity in the summer is fairly low and goes up during the spring and autumn seasons.
Cultural festivals are held throughout the year but a large number take place in the summer months of June through August. The International Opera Festival is held in May to June annually while the George Enescu Festival, a classical music celebration, is held in September every odd year. Because the Chinese community in Bucharest is now growing, there is also a host of Chinese cultural festivals and events held in the city all year round.
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