Bucharest Tourists versus Business Travelers.
What To Do and Where To Go
Bucharest, the capital city of Romania is ready to welcome both business travelers and tourists. No matter the reason why you’re travelling to Bucharest, you’ll be glad to know that it is one of the most affordable but also one of most entertaining cities in Europe, with plenty to see and do.
If you are a business traveler, then you probably don’t have that much time to spare. Still, there are some must-see places and must-do things before you leave the city and with good time management you’ll be able to make the best out of your trip here.
Either if you’re coming to Bucharest on a business travel or as a tourist, you have to see the Palace of Parliament even if you don’t have the time to visit the interior. This is one of Bucharest’s main attractions and its most famous building. Some people see it as an architectural monstrosity and the symbol of Ceausescu’s megalomania while others are impressed by how imposing and luxurious it is. Either way, everyone seems to agree this is a must-see place in Bucharest.
No matter how busy you are, you still have to eat, right? You cannot come to Bucharest and not have a taste of the traditional Romanian food, it’s delicious! The most famous dish is “sarmale cu mamaliguta” but there are many other traditional dishes you should try. Be warned: most of them are made with different kinds of meat, so it’s safe to say it’s not the most vegetarian-friendly traditional cuisine.
Just because you are on a business trip in Bucharest, it doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun too. Bucharest is an entertaining city with a vibrant nightlife, the kind of place where it’s impossible to get bored once the night comes. And if you want to soak up Bucharest’s nightlife, the best place to do it is the Old Town. Here you’ll find a variety of pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, lounges, comedy clubs and even theatres, so you can either party till dawn or just relax over a glass of wine. Bucharest is also famous for its luxury casinos, a great alternative for night clubs.
If you’re travelling to Bucharest on holiday, then the best way to get to know the city and its locals is on foot. Bucharest has many beautiful neighborhoods, streets and buildings just waiting to be discovered. This is how you will get to see the contrast between new and old, between its modern present and communist past and many other cultural influences that make it a unique city.
Even if it’s really difficult to mention all of them, here are some of the places where you should try to visit:
Bucharest’s most beautiful neighborhoods: Cotroceni, Armenian, Negustori, Mantuleasa.
Museums to visit: Village Museum, Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History, The National Art Museum, Peasant Museum, George Enescu Museum, The Museum of Art Collections.
Gardens and terraces where you can hang out if you are visiting the city in the summer that are not in the Old City: Funky Lounge (Herastrau), Eden, J’ai Bistrot, Acuarela, Verona Garden.
Buildings you should not miss: Romanian Athenaeum, Stavropoleos Church, The National Bank Palace, Cantacuzino Palace, CEC Building, National Theatre, Coral Temple, National Military Palace.
Another place that is perfect both for business travelers and tourists is Therme Bucuresti, the biggest spa and wellness center in Europe. This place is like a tropical paradise where you can actually relax and escape the concrete jungle even if it’s just for a couple of hours.
Last but not least, Bucharest accommodation is very budget-friendly both for business travelers and tourists. The best accommodation option in Bucharest is staying at one of the lux apartments in the city centre. They are affordable, impeccable, really close to all the main tourist attractions and offer you all the comfort and privacy you need on your stay here.