Biserica Crețulescu

Biserica Crețulescu, București

When you’re walking through modern București, north of the old city center, you will come across the orthodox Crețulescu church. It’s worth to sit down on one of the benches next to it, to have a look at its special exterior in Brâncovenesc style, to watch the people move in and out even on business days making the sign of the cross. And to listen to the chants of believers while standing next to the decorated walls and the candles burning in front of the building.

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K+K Elisabeta, București

The K+K Elisabeta is a nice and not overpriced hotel close to the city center of București. It is located northeast of the old town close to the Teatrul National. You can easily reach it with the metro which stops at Universitate. From there you walk to the east passing along the agriculture ministry. Directly behind that building you must turn right into Strada Slănic and you’ll see the hotel immediately on the left side.

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Caru’ cu bere

Ceru'cu bere, București

It’s no secret hint: the Caru’ cu bere (beer wagon) is a well-known bar and restaurant located in the city center of București, close to the Stavropoleos monastery. But it’s an icon of the city and exists since 1879 when the founders arrived from Transylvania. The recipe for their house beer (berea casei) was brought from Germany; additionally they’ve got a suitable selection of regional and international beers on the menu.

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Ceaușescu villa, București

The city quarter Primăverii of București is the place where the rich people are living. During Communist times it was what we today would call a ‘gated community’. While the people outside had only electricity for two hours every day and remained hungry, the fat cats were living a good life there. You can validate this by visiting the Casa Ceaușescu, the former home of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.

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Parcul Carol

Parcul Carol, București

The public park named after Carol I. is a brilliant example of brutalist architecture and a demonstration of the power of the Communist party. Originally, it was a park opened in 1906 that was created to commemorate the reign of the first king of Romania. In Communist times after World War II the park was used for a different purpose.

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