Sunday, March 30, 2014

Walk: historical Bucharest - Part 4

Old Town

The town’s historic centre, sometimes referred to as the Lipscani district, the name of the main street that runs through it, must be one of the most authentic of its kind in Europe.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Walk: historical Bucharest - Part 3

Copyright: Luchian Comsa

Muzeul Național de Artă Contemporană (National Museum of Contemporany Art, or MNAC)
Since its opening in 2004, MNAC has played  an active role in Bucharest’s arts scene.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Walk: historical Bucharest – Part 2

Copyright: Zum Adrian

Cimitirul Ghencea (Ghencea Cemetery)
The cemetery’s chief draw is that it is the final resting place of Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu, as well as their son Nicu.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Walk: historical Bucharest – Part 1

The comparative small centre of Bucharest is incredibly diverse, with the Old Town a startling juxtaposition to the vast and orderly Communist civic centre.

Monday, March 17, 2014


Bucharest may be traffic-clogged, hectic and blighted by ugly Communist blocks, but its many little-known attractions make it worth putting up with the irritations.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Suggested itineraries

Long weekend
Owing to Romania’s relatively large size and the poor condition of some of its roads, it is not the easiest country in which to nip about.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Highlights. Places to visit in Romania

Brașov town centre
A milion miles from the traffic-clogged capital, a stroll through the old town of Brașov recalls a peaceful, sleepier Romania. Take a day or two and unwind after the frenetic capital.