Things to do in Bucharest

Find an eclectic mix of attractions in the booming city of Bucharest

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.


Things to do in Bucharest


Historical Sites in Bucharest

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.


Bucharest Palace

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

Bucharest nightlife is found throughout the metropolis. You can easily find bars and clubs and clusters of nightlife hotspots in Regie and Lipscani.


Art and Bucharest Symphony Orchestra

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.


Bucharest Marathon

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.


When to go to Bucharest

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.


Festivals in Bucharest

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.


Bucharest Facts

Population1 883 425
AirportHenri Coanda, Romania (OTP)

Bucharest average temperatures

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Bucharest Marathon

The Bucharest Marathon is an annual race in October in the capital of Romania. Apart from the main marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, wheelchair races at many different distances including a full marathon, a team relay race, a race for kids and a short 3k run around the Parliament Palace. The main course will take you through the city center of Bucharest and you will run past many of the great sights that the city has to offer including the National Defence University. the Alba-Julia Square and a trip around the National Arena. So put on your running shoes and register for this great Romanian tradition!

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Water Parks in Bucharest - Sports and water fun at Water Park Bucharest

Water Park in Bucharest offers you lots of fun in forms of several pools and water slides and if you are into sports this place won’t disappoint you. There is a tennis court, a football field and a place to play volleyball available. The park consists out of different areas such as Happy Land, Kids Land, a VIP area and more. One thing to keep in mind before visiting the Water Park is that it is located just by the airport, which sadly makes it a bit noisy.

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Theme Parks in Bucharest - Over 30 attractions at Terra Park

Don’t miss out on the largest amusement park in all of Romania, Terra Park, while you are in Bucharest. Choose between over 30 different attractions, one of the most popular of them is a 310 m long roller coaster and if you dare, try the 53 meter high platform that just falls into the void. All of this if offered to you together with lots of other rides and games. A good option for a fun-filled day!

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