Intrigue, fascination, wonder, three words which offer a glimpse into the aura surrounding Bucharest, the capital of Romania. This is a stylish, bustling, and dynamic metropolis that can truly surprise the first-time, cosmopolitan visitor. During the interwar period, the city was nicknamed the "Paris of the East." However, today's cityscape is largely dominated by the typical socialist architecture, the result of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's savage redevelopment plans during the 1980s. Yet, despite this bleak period, Bucharest emerged, Phoenix-like, from the ashes of her past glory to reclaim her rightful stature. Having survived two world wars, the Communist dictatorship, and several earthquakes, today this self-sufficient and proud city has completely reinvented itself. Significantly remodelled during the nineteenth century, Bucharest juxtaposes lifestyles and traditions that cannot but enrapture the discerning traveller. Hidden among a tangle of concrete, apartment blocks are wonderful art nouveau buildings, great museums, ancient churches, lush parks, lakes, and elegant boulevards. Bucharest's culinary scene is equally worth getting excited about. Moreover, the city has very few contenders in the region concerning nightlife, the vibrant and long parties of which should not be missed. Much of Bucharest's uniqueness lies hidden from plain sight and waits to be discovered by the patient and curious visitor. Artsy garden oases, tucked behind crumbling facades, and colorful cafes holding their own mysterious charm will certainly make you fall in love with this city!
Bucharest's transport services consists of public transport, taxis and car sharing services. Public transport is made up of buses , trams, light rail, trolleybuses and the underground transport- the subway.In order to ride on the public transport one needs to buy an Activ(green) or Multiplu(blue) magnetic card(3.70 lei) in advance which is available at the RATB kiosks,found next to major bus and tram stops. For the Metro one needs to have either a specific metro card or an integrated metro+bus/tram/trolley bus card .Trips cost 1.30 lei each and the minimum amount of credit you can buy is 5 lei. The Activ card can be refilled and used by multiple people. The best option would be to take a top up of 50 lei and have a separate card for the metro.
Cleanliness: Medium, Efficiency: Medium
Taxi services such as Meridian, Speed Taxi, Cristaxi, Taxi 2,000, Cobalcescu and Pelicanul man the roads of Bucharest. The tariff starts at around RON 1.39 per km up to 3.50 per km. Uber and Taxify offer ride sharing trips. Black cab, Taxi Bucuresti and Elegance Taxi offer premium services. Black Cab charges a flat rate of RON 70.
An Active or Multiple card costs 3.70 lei. Individual trips cost 1.30 lei each. A trip on the Bucharest subway would cost 2.5 lei. A pass for a week would cost 25 lei and unlimited trips the entire week.Suggest an Edit - Share your experience
|Water Bottle||USD 1.91|
|Cup of Coffee||USD 2.15|
|Milk Carton Pack||USD 1.19|
|White Bread||USD 0.48|
|Eggs (12)||USD 2.39|
|Combo Meal||USD 4.77|
|Fine Dining||USD 28.64|
|Bottle of Coke or Pepsi||USD 1.43|
|Domestic Beer||USD 1.91|
|Imported Beer||USD 2.39|
|Bottle of Wine||USD 4.77|
|Cigarettes (20 Pack)||USD 4.06|
|Taxi ( 1 km )||USD 0.48|
|Ticket in local transport (Single way).||USD 0.24|
|Rent ( One Bed Room)||USD 413.55|
Clubbing, gambling, dancing, karaoke-bar singing, strip clubs, and erotic entertainment parlors make Bucharest a genuine and very popular holiday destination. The "Clubber's Paradise" will never disappoint. The city actually comes to life with a throbbing, energetic pulse at 9:00 p.m. Being much more affordable than other neighboring countries, Bucharest's nightlife swears by its "last man standing" policy and thus, party animals should look no further. Lipscani is an all-time favorite of night owls. With no licensing hours, the bars and pubs are open very late into the night. It is advisable to book in advance at established joints to avoid any disappointments. Bucharest's modern capitalist look can be easily glimpsed in its swanky bars and pubs. Opportunities to grab a bite to eat abound as heavy clubbing can make one extremely hungry. For street food, it is advisable to pay in cash.
Bucharest has activities for everyone, ranging from historical buildings and landmarks to theme parks, museums, nocturnal parties, and day trips.
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