Bucharest is undoubtedly Europe’s best kept secret. Restaurants, bars, art galleries and museums are now springing up on every newly renovated corner. Travellers are steadily discovering this little gem of a city and seeking out Bucharest’s hidden character. Its treasures are well worth hunting for and visitors will find in their quest a place of warmth and spirit. Welcome to Bucharest!

Facts

Population

1,942,000

Currency

1 leu (plural lei) = 100 bani

Opening hours

Banks and shops, 9 am-12 pm, 1 pm-3 pm Mon-Fri Cafés and bars, 8 am-2 am Restaurants 10 am-11 pm Shops 10 am-6 pm, 10 am-5 pm Sat

Newspapers

Azi Nine O’Clock Bursa

Tourist information

Tourist information office Piaţa Universității, Bucharest

Travel to Bucharest

Book your tickets to Otopeni with Etihad Airways and also visit Bucharest for a memorable vacation. Otopeni, a quaint Romanian town, is located just 15 km south of Bucharest.

Top 5 Things To Do in Bucharest

  • Lovers of architecture should visit the Romanian Athenaeum, a stunning concert hall with unique architectural details, in the heart of the city
  • History lovers should plan to spend the day at the National Museum of Romanian History. Exhibits showcase Romanian artefacts from ancient through modern times. One of the most popular permanent displays it the Romanian Crown Jewels
  • Walk through the town’s centre and pay a visit to the stunning Arcul de Triumf arch, built in 1922 to honour those lost during World War I. Climb the 25 metre staircase for panoramic views of the city
  • Stroll down Bulevardul Magheru and visit the National Theatre, observe unique statues and take note of the stunning architectural styles along this busy city street. While much of the area has been damaged due to earthquakes, focus has been placed in recent years on restoration projects
  • Visit two of the most notable statues in the city, Caruta cu Paiate, which is located in front of the National Theatre, and Romulus and Remus, which is located in front of the entrance to Strada Lipscani

Plan Your Bucharest Holiday

The best time to visit Bucharest is either during spring or autumn when temperatures are more moderate. If you plan to travel during peak months, be sure to book your tickets to Bucharest in advance. Locating flight deals to Bucharest is hassle-free when partnering with Etihad Airways. To find cheap hotels in Bucharest, consider travelling during the non-peak seasons in mid-summer and winter.