Walking Tour: The Unexpected Fine Old Town of Bucharest
This tour shows the old centre of Bucharest and lasts for 3-4 hours.
The Old Town breathes still the atmosphere of good old times, with the oldest hotel in town, and a lot of restaurants, cafes and pubs. Some of them have satisfied thirsty people in Bucharest for one and a half centuries. We will see also the old bank quarter, a wonderful small church and some of the most beautiful buildings, we can find in the whole town. Near the oriental style, one is surprised in recognizing the Paris style of the end of the 19th century, everything embedded in the south Romanian look. After the tour, one can refresh himself with a cool beer, or with a hot coffee, in the beer garden, or inside.
We shall start our tour near the Ioanid Park, that shows us the unique 19th-20th century architecture of the area. Narrow roads take us to the Romanian Athenaeum, one of the most beautiful concert halls of the world, and the Royal Palace. Past the Central University Library and the former Central Committee of the Communist Party. In this area started the Romanian Revolution of 1989, when the Communist Regime has been turned down. We soon reach the Army Club and enter the oldest part of Bucharest. This area basically forms the craddle of the city, now hosting many cafes, restaurants and pubs, alongside with the financial headquaters of the city. At one of the restaurants, our tour comes to an end.
Duration: about 4 hours, mostly walking.
Operating times: Saturdays at 10am and Sundays at 12
Meeting point: Across the Road of the French Institute at Bucharest, Bd. Dacia 77
The tour will be operated with a minimum of 10 participants.
Important: Neither street vendors nor beggars will bother you; Bucharest is one the safest places in Europe.
Price of the tour: 10 EUR – per person, paid in any currency. Minimum group size: 10 persons.