Which are the best places a solo traveller can visit in Bucharest by public transport?
Have you ever wondered how to visit Bucharest by public transport? If you did, then you are in the right place.
I have prepared this comprehensive guide for solo travellers to make sure you do not miss much when visiting Bucharest.
In this guide, you will learn about the top tourist attractions anyone can visit in Bucharest by public transport. On top of that, you will learn about the best-hidden gems anyone can visit outside Bucharest by public transport and some interesting (I hope) historical facts about Romania’s capital.
Table of Contents
- How to get to Bucharest from the airport?
- What public transport services are available in Bucharest?
- Where to start your Bucharest tour?
- Centrul Vechi (The Old Town)
- Casa Poporului (The People’s Palace)
- Piata Universitatii (University Square)
- Calea Victoriei (Victoria Street)
- Boulevardul Kissellef & Arcul de Triumf (Kiseleff Boulevard & The Trymphal Arch)
- Natural Parks and the Botanic Garden
- Places to visit near Bucharest
- Is public transport in Romania safe for tourists?
- Romanian Staple Foods you should try
- In conclusion, is Bucharest worth visiting?
Bucharest is the capital of Romania, and home to almost 2 million people, making it the biggest city in the country. Nicknamed Little Paris of the East, Bucharest’s architectural resemblance to Paris is obvious. The communist heritage is also notable as you start walking around the city.
The Romanian capital gets sometimes overlooked by tourists. That’s because tourists choose to visit more famous places such as Dracula’s Castle, Sibiu or The Transfagarasean Road. Nevertheless, Bucharest is packed with historically rich places and beautiful architecture.
This comprehensive guide will provide an overview of the best places to visit in Bucharest by public transport.
How to get to Bucharest from the airport?
Arriving in Bucharest from the airport is pretty easy. Bucharest is served by one main airport-Otopeni Airport. As you exit the airport, you will have 3 options to reach the city: the bus, the train or a taxi.
The 783 bus runs between the airport and Bucharest day and night. Tickets are available for purchase as you exit the airport. The bus schedule is available online.
A brand new train was launched recently to connect the airport to Bucharest. The train station is located outside the airport. This is a direct train which takes 25 minutes to reach Bucharest. Online tickets are available for online purchase here. (unfortunately, the website is only available in Romanian).
If you travel from the airport to Bucharest, you are better off using the bus. You can get off at Piata Unirii (Unirii Square) which is literally in the heart of Bucharest. The train will take you to Gara de Nord (The North Station) from where you will need to take the tube/bus/tram etc. to reach the city centre. The train is, however, better if your accommodation is further away from the city centre.
If you prefer a taxi instead, I personally recommend booking yours on Bolt or Uber. These are the most popular car ride services in Bucharest. The Romanian taxi drivers can easily inflate the trip price. Taxi drivers are known even among Romanians to be nasty. So use Bolt or Uber instead. To use either of the 2 services, you will need to download their apps on your phone beforehand.
If you don’t have data on your phone, use the airport wifi to book your ride. The wifi is free and extremely reliable.
What public transport services are available in Bucharest?
Bucharest is served by buses, a tram and a tube network. The main train station is Gara de Nord (the North Train Sation).
From the information available online, you can purchase a bus and tram ticket through a mobile app called 24pay. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets from any of the ticket points available throughout the city.
Tube tickets are available for purchase at each station. Cash and card payments are accepted. You may find a map of the tube network here.
Where to start your Bucharest tour?
The starting point depends on where you’ve booked your accommodation. However, a good starting point would be Piata Unirii (The Union Square). Piata Unirii is considered the heart of the Romanian capital. There is also a musical fountain whose lights and music shows you can enjoy in the evening.
Next to Piata Unirii you will find Parcul Unirii (The Union Park). This entire area was named after the most important event in Romania’s history: the union of the 3 historical regions (Moldova, Valachia and Transylvania) on December 1st 1918.
On the other side of the Dambovita River, you can visit Biserica Radu Voda (Radu Voda Church). This is an Orthodox church built in the 16th century and an important historical monument. Romanian orthodox followers organise annual religious processions in honour of the patron, Rdu Voda.
The nearest tube station is Piata Unirii 1
Within walking distance, is the Jewish neighbourhood. The highlights of this area are The Jewish Museum or The Choral Temple (a Jewish Synagogue). I recommend a walk through the neighbourhood.
The Jewish community was once the most numerous minority in Romania. However, they have been massively displaced and their homes destroyed by the communist regime. The current Jewish neighbourhood is only a shadow of what once was the largest minority community in Romania.
The closest bus/tram station is Piata Sfanta Vineri.
Centrul Vechi (The Old Town)
Like many other European cities, Bucharest also has an old town area. Popular among youngsters for its vibrant nightlife, the old town is one of the best tourist attractions in Bucharest.
Start your visit to the old town with a stop at Hanul lui Manuc. Claiming to be the oldest functional hotel in Bucharest, this Turkish style inn is nowadays the most famous restaurant in Bucharest. You will find similar Turkish style inns in the old town. Another example would be Hanul cu Tei.
It is no coincidence Bucharest has several Turkish style inns. The south of the country has been under Ottoman occupation for many years.
Did you know that the word han is a Turkish borrowed word meaning inn in the Romanian language?
All inns serve traditional Romanian food and beverages.
As you leave behind Hanul lui Manuc, you have the chance to explore Palatul Curtea Veche (Curtea Veche Palace). If you are a fan of Vlad Tepes, then you might be interested to know that Tepes lived at Curtea Veche for a while.
Although Bucharest is mainly known for the Casa Poporului (The People’s Palace), it’s worth pointing out that Romania’s capital is home to an impressive number of palaces. And we will be discovering most of them in this blog post.
Next to Palatul Curtea Veche (The Curtea Veche Palace) is Biserica Sfantul Anton (St. Anthony Church). Romania is predominantly an Orthodox country, and there are plenty of Orthodox churches to visit in Bucharest.
As you find your way through the old town, you may notice street names like Pasajul Francez (The French Passage) or Strada Franceza (The French Street). These pinpoint the cultural link between Bucharest and the French capital.
The Old town is packed with restaurants, souvenir shops, bars and pubs. As the area is very famous, expect prices to be higher than anywhere else. However, the local currency (RON-the Romanian New Leu) is considerably weaker compared to the Euro, the US dollar or the British pound. This makes Romania an affordable destination compared to other European destinations.
The Caru’ cu bere restaurant is popular among Romanians who recommend it for being affordable and for serving good traditional Romanian food. On their website, the restaurant claims to be 130 years old, so quite a catch if you have an interest in historical places.
If you are into books, you should definitely check out Carturesti Carusel. This unique bookstore attracts visitors every day. And you can easily see why.
There are definitely too many worth visiting churches in Bucharest. And you may need to take some of them off your list. However, make sure you do keep the Manastirea Stavropoleos (The Stavropoleos Monastery). This 18th century-old monastery built in the Brancoveanu style (A Romanian architectural style) reminds of the close links Romania had back in the day with Greece. In fact, in case you have not noticed, the name Stravopoleos is Greek.
An alternative to churches and palaces can be a visit to Muzeul National de Istorie al Romaniei (National Museum of Romanian History). Bucharest has many interesting museums which we will keep discovering throughout this guide. A visit to Muzeul National de Istorie al Romaniei (National Museum of Romanian History) will help you understand the history of the country.
Similar to Royal Arcades in the UK, the Vilacrosse Passage is a passageway on Calea Victoriei. A quick visit, and you will get the best Instagram pictures of the old town.
As you walk around the old town, more palaces are popping up. Palatul Bancii Marmorosch (The Marmorosch Bank Palace) was built in the 20th-century during the Romanian Belle Epoque. It served as the headquarters for one of the oldest banks in Romania.
Nearby is Muzeul Bancii Nationale (National Bank of Romania Museum) which hosts an impressive collection of coins and historical exhibits.
Another emblematic landmark is the CEC Bank. This 20th-century iconic bank building can definitely compete for the top best instagramable places in Bucharest.
People suggest the CEC Bank is a good spot for sunset photography.
The next historical landmark is yet (you guessed it right) another palace. Palatul Pinacotecii (The Pinacotecii Palace) has been a financial institution. Nowadays, the palace is one of the most emblematic buildings in the old town.
Another museum you may find interesting is the Muzeul Micul Paris (The Little Paris Museum). It is definitely worth a visit if you want to learn how Bucharest became known as the little Paris of the East.
As you’ve wondered around the old town, you must have noticed Strada Lipscani (Lipscani street). Strada Lipscani is by far the most famous street in Bucharest. It had a strong commercial function throughout Bucharest’s history as traders would come here to sell their products.
Did you know that the word Lipscani comes from the city Leipzig as traders will bring wares here, all the way, from Germany to sell it?
Interesting fact: Since trading was the core activity dominating the old town back in the day, some streets were named after the dominating trade. For example, Strada Blanari aka the Fur traders’ street was named after the commercial activities involving animal fur. Strada Sticlariei aka the Glass blowers’ street was named so because most of the glassblower traders were selling and producing glass there.
On Strada Blanariei you may find this 17th-century old St. Nicolae Selari Church.
The Old Town is close to 2 tube stops at Piata Unirii and Universitate. Several stop buses are located along the I.C Bratianu Boulevard.
Casa Poporului (The People’s Palace)
Probably what Bucharest is mostly famous for is Casa Poporului (The People’s Palace). The building was ironically named Casa Poporului. In fact, commoners were never allowed access inside the building during the communist regime.
Casa Poporului (The People’s Palace) is the second biggest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon in the US. Symbol of the communist regime, nowadays Casa Poporului hosts the Romanian Parlament. The palace is open for visits, and tours are available in English too. Several museums are available for visiting within Casa Poporului.
The boulevard leading to the Casa Poporului is called Bulevardul Unirii (The Union Boulevard). Together with Piata Constitutiei (The Constitution Square) represent the most communist looking part of Bucharest.
Behind Casa Poporului, an imposing Orthodox Cathedral is under construction. The cathedral has received critiques for being too expensive for a holly site. Others complain about the lack of aesthetics. Ever since its inception, the construction of the cathedral seemed to have caused discontent among Romanians.
The closest tube station is Izvor which is across Parcul Izvor (The Izvor Park).
Piata Universitatii (University Square)
Piata Universitatii (University Square) is one of the main squares in Bucharest. It was named this way because a number of universities are located nearby.
Muzeul Municipiului București – Palatul Suțu or the Bucharest Municipality Museum is very close to the square. If you are interested in the history of Bucharest, from ancient times to the present day, then I definitely recommend it.
The Intercontinental Bucharest 5-star hotel is a few hundred metres away. The Intercontinental hotel is a symbolic building in Bucharest. It was the 1st 5-star hotel built in Romania and only the second built by the Intercontinental brand in a communist country after the one built in Yugoslavia. It almost has a sentimental value to the people of Bucharest, and it’s still the tallest hotel in Bucharest.
Did you know Bucharest has an Armenian neighbourhood? The Armenians moved to Bucharest in the Middle Ages and became one of the most important ethnic minorities. The oldest house in Bucharest is in fact an Armenian house. It’s called Casa Melik or the Melik House. There is also a dedicated Armenian church.
The closest tube station is Universitate.
Calea Victoriei (Victoria Street)
Calea Victoriei is probably the 2nd most important area in Bucharest after the Old Town. You will find a fine selection of palaces, churches, museums and parks. As you walk down the street, you may recognise the French architectural style.
Start your stroll on Calea Victoriei with a stop at Biserica Kretzulescu (The Kretzulescu Church). This 18th-century old church is definitely something you do not want to miss.
Make sure you don’t miss Gradina Cismigiu (The Cismigiu Gardens) either. This tiny park is the only green corner in this part of the city.
Next, you have Piata Revolutiei (The Revolution Square), a reminder of the 1989 Romanian Revolution.
This area is culturally rich. Next to the square, you can find Palatul Regal din Bucuresti (The Royal Palace of Bcharest), Muzeul National de Arta (The Art National Museum) or Galeria de Arta Europeana (The European Art Gallery).
There is plenty of entertainment for art lovers in this part of Bucharest.
Do you know Romania has a royal family? The Romanian Royal Family members are descendants of the German and British Royal families among others. In fact, Romania’s first king was German, and his wife was British. Maria (the Romanian version of Marie) and Carol were the most popular royals in Romanian history. During their reign, the country prospered, and economic development was at the highest level. During Maria and Carol’s reign, Romania experienced what was known throughout Europe as La Belle Epoque-a time of growth and prosperity.
Another symbolic building on Calea Victoriei is Ateneul Roman (The Romanian Concert Hall). This concert hall was built in the 19th-century and represents one of the most beautiful landmarks in Bucharest. It is possibly one of the most photographed places too.
Not far away from Ateneul Roman, you will find Biserica Alba (The White Church).
If you are passionate about literature, Muzeul National de Literatura Romana (The National Museum of Romanian Literature) is within walking distance.
On the other side of Bulevardul Magheru (The Magheru Boulevard) is the embassies quarter. There is also another Orthodox church worth visiting- Schitul Darvari (The Darvari Church).
As you walk towards Piata Romana (The Romana Square), you may visit Palatul Stirbei (Stirbei Palace) and Muzeul Colectiilor de Arta (The Arts Museum).
At this point, you will be halfway on Calea Victoriei. You may have realised Calea Victoriei is quite a long street. However, is culturally rich with some amazing history and mostly French-inspired architecture.
For this part of the trip, make sure you check out the Observatorul Astronomic (The Astronomical Observatory), Palatul Ghica (The Ghica Palace) or Muzeul George Enescu (George Enescu Museum).
George Enescu is considered one of the greatest Romanian musicians. He was the youngest person ever to be admitted to the Vienna Conservatory, where she started studying when he was only 7. George Enescu was an intimate friend of the Romanian Royal Family and a member of the Romanian Academy. He lived in Romania and France, whose citizenship he was granted later in life.
A less known museum is Muzeul de Artă “Frederic și Cecilia-Cuțescu Storck” (Frederic și Cecilia-Cuțescu Storck Museum) which belonged to a German family).
For a true immersion into the Romanian Belle Epoque, you can visit Casa Filipescu-Cesianu ( The Filipescu-Cesianu Mansion).
Do you know that Romania has a Language Academy, similar to the French or Spanish academies, whose role is to look after the Romanian language? The headquarters are located on Calea Victoriei.
As Calea Victoriei is so long, you have multiple tube stops and bus options. The nearby tube stops are Universitate, Piata Romana and Piata Victoriei. You can find all the stops on the Tube map provided above.
Boulevardul Kissellef & Arcul de Triumf (Kissellef Boulevard & The Triumphal Arch)
These are probably the most French-inspired landmarks in Bucharest. Both are copies on a smaller scale of the famous Champs-Elysee and The Triumphal Arch in Paris.
Unfortunately, there is no copy of the Eiffel Tour in Bucharest.
Do you know that a Romanian engineer also contributed to the construction of the Eiffel tour? Allegedly Gheorghe Pănculescu suggested Eiffel a technique that sped up the building process.
At Piata Victoriei (The Victory Square), you have several tourist attractions to consider, such as Muzeul Taranului Romana (The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant). I suggest you visit the museum in conjunction with another outdoor museum- Muzeul Satului (The National Village Museum), which is beautiful. You will discover different Romanian traditional houses, all in one place.
Close to Piata Victoriei you also have Muzeul Antipa (The Antipa Museum of Natural history) and Muzeul National de Geologie (The Geology Museum).
The biggest park in Bucharest is Parcul Herastrau. Casa Presei Libere is visible from the park. Casa Presei Libere is the headquarter where the most important Romanian newspapers are located. Casa Presei Libere (which translates as the House of the Free Press) was built by Ceausescu. The name is quite ironic, considering there was no such thing as the free press back then.
As you find your way back to the city centre, make sure you don’t skip Casa Ceausescu (The Ceausescu Mansion). You may read about my visit there in this blog post.
At this point, the closest tube station is Aviatorilor.
However, if you decide to walk further, Cartierul Primaverii and Dorobanti (Primaverii and Dorobanti Neighbourhoods) are the posh areas of Bucharest where the rich spend their money. Also, most of the local celebrities live around there. So make sure you put on the best outfit. You never know whom you might meet. You will see cafes and restaurants everywhere. For a low-budget traveller eating out around these areas of Bucharest can be more expensive.
There are at least 2 interesting museums in the area. Muzeul Zambaccian-A French and Romanian Art Museum with Matisse and Renoir exhibits. And Muzeul National Al Hartilor si Cartii Vechi-A museum dedicated to maps and old books.
Natural Parks and the Botanic Garden
Apart from Parcul Herastrau (The Herastrau Park), the biggest park in Bucharest, there are other several natural parks you can visit.
Gradina Botanica (The Botanic Garden) is an excellent option for a day in nature. Located close to Casa Poporului, the Botanic Garden is open all year round. The best way to get there is by taking the tube and getting off at Grozavesti.
Further outside Bucharest is Lacul Morii (The Morii Lake). A circular walk around the lake is around 10km. Lacul Morii is a preferred place for long walks among the people of Bucharest.
If you enjoy scary stories, then you should visit Lacul Morii. Lacul Morii was built on a formal residential area. People were forced to move, and a 16th-century old church together with a graveyard were destroyed to make space for the lake. This happened during Ceausescu’s regime. People say the place is haunted because the souls of the deceased were disturbed during the moving phase. Since then, people claim to have seen mysterious apparitions and heard strange noises. Another urban myth mentions an even more ancient graveyard where people who died during the bubonic plague were buried. Apparently, the construction of the lake disturbed these unfortunate souls too.
Now you know, don’t visit Lacul Morii at night.
Lacul Morii is close to Crangasi Tube station. In fact, you can start the walk through Parcul Crangasi (The Crangasi Park).
In the north of Bucharest, you can find a succession of 2 large parks and a natural reserve.
Parcul Carol (The Carol Park) was named after Romania’s most popular king, Carol 1st. There is even a monument dedicated to Michal Jackson in the park.
Parcul Tineretului (The Youth Park) is next and it’s perfect for families travelling with children. Inside the park, there is even what’s called the Children’s world, where playgrounds and amusement facilities are available for children.
Cimitirul Bellu (the biggest graveyard in Bucharest), where the most famous personalities were buried is behind the park. There is also a Catholic graveyard next to the Orthodox one.
For even more walks in nature, I recommend visiting Parcul Natural Vacaresti (The Natural Reserve Vacaresti). With over 170 species of birds, this wetland is a green oasis worth exploring. There is even an app helping you explore this area better by suggesting walking routes. The only downside is that it appears to be available in Romanian only.
All 3 parks are next to tube stations, therefore, they are accessible by public transport. For Parcul Carol and Parcul Tineretului, you will need to get off at Tineretului Tube stop. To get to Parcul Natural Vacaresti, you will need to get off at Piata Sudului tube stop.
Places to visit near Bucharest
I hope I convinced you by now that Bucharest is full of interesting things to do and places to visit. If you fancy venturing outside Bucharest, these are the top recommendations I would like to make. They are perfect because they combine outdoor activities with cultural visits.
Manastirea Cernica (The Cernica Monastery) is a 17th-century holy site located on the east side, 14km away from Bucharest. There are several churches you can visit and even spend the night over for an authentic experience of the Christian Orthodox belief.
Alternative outdoor activities are available as 2 adventure parks are located nearby.
If you use public transport, the best way to get to Cernica is by bus. Bus numbers 406, 407 and 451 will get you there. You will need to get off at Strandului Bus stop and continue walking for about 12 minutes.
Palatul Mogosoaia (The Mogosoaia Palace) is 15km away from Bucharest. The estate includes the main palace, a villa where conferences are held, a library, the tower and a church. The estate is surrounded by 2 big parks and there is a lake nearby. People can enjoy long walks and visit any of the buildings.
Did you know that personalities like Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle or Marcel Proust visited Palatul Mogosoaia?
The best 2 ways to get to Palatul Mogosoaia by public transport is by train or bus.
Get any of the buses: 436 or 470 and get off at Palatul Brancovenesc bus stop. There is a 10-minute walk to the estate from there.
If you want to take the train, you should get off at the Parc Mogosoaia bus stop. From here, there should be a 22 minutes walk.
Therme Bucuresti. Everybody knows about the Hungarian thermal baths. How about checking out Therme Bucuresti and spending a day or maybe more enjoying the facilities this wellness centre has to offer. You may choose between sauna sessions, swimming in a mineral pool or enjoying some relaxing massage sessions to name just a few. Whatever you may choose to do on the day, I’m sure you will enjoy it.
Whether it is Mogosoaia Palace, Therme Bucuresti or Cernica Monastery, there are plenty of options for a day visit outside Bucharest.
Is public transport in Romania safe for tourists?
Generally speaking, public transport in Romania is safe for tourists. As safe as it can be anywhere else in Europe. As a rule of thumb, you should always be aware of your surroundings, and if something does not feel right, it probably isn’t, and you should get off at the first stop and ask for help.
Most Romanians have a good level of English (especially the youngsters). Don’t hesitate to speak to them and ask for help if you feel that way.
Pickpocketing is not that frequent on public transport, yet you should be cautious to avoid it.
Robberies and assaults are rare, and you should be extremely unlucky to witness something like that or even go through something similar.
There are almost no incidents involving weapons when travelling on public transport in Romania. That’s because the gun laws in the country are much stricter than in the US, for example, and very few Romanians actually have access to a gun. Plus, the gun culture in Romania is almost non-existent if, again we compare it to the US gun culture.
Some of the things you can do to stay safe while using public transport in Romania are common sense and should include the following:
- Don’t keep your valuables (phone, wallet) in places someone can easily grab them and go.
- Avoid travelling via public transport when it is very crowded.
- Keep an eye on your backpack and always have it with you.
- Don’t take all your valuables with you. Leave the majority of your cards, cash and documents in your hotel room or locked if you are staying in a hostel.
- Don’t display too much jewellery or other valuables (rings, expensive watches etc.).
- Don’t travel on public transport if it’s too late. Do yourself a favour and call an uber instead! (they are also available in Romania).
- Write on a piece of paper emergency phone numbers and other information you might need if you actually have your things stolen. And have that paper with you all the time. Ideally, in your jacket’s pocket.
- Enjoy your trip, and don’t forget to relax! After all, Romania is not dangerous at all, I can assure you of that 🙂
I have travelled to Bucharest quite a few times and have used public transport quite a few times. The tram, bus and metro network are as safe as they can be if you consider some of my advice.
Romanian Staple Foods you should try!
You cannot leave Bucharest without trying these Romanian staple foods.
Romanian cuisine is a mix of Turkish, Hungarian and Greek foods. It generally has a strong Balkan influence.
As the rest of the Balkan region and Eastern Europe, you will notice that traditional Romanian cuisine is heavily meat-based. Although Romania has vegetarian versions of most of the Romanian staple foods, vegetarians should be aware that most traditional dishes are meat-based.
The national dish is sarmale and mamaliga. In English, that would be cabbage rolls and polenta. The cabbage rolls contain minced pork meat, rice, onion and spices.
Cabbage rolls are very common in this region of Europe. They are in fact, a Turkish dish. In Turkey, the dish is vegetarian. In Romania, there is a vegetarian version of the dish people eat during lent. However, sarmale is commonly known as a meat-based dish.
Romania also has a huge variety of soups. Traditionally known as ciorba, they vary from meat-based soups to vegetarian soups. Romanians almost always eat soups as a starter and at lunch time.
Romania also has a great variety of stews like the Romanian version of the goulash and other variations too. The meat-based version of moussaka is a favourite dish, and women in Romania always cook it on Christmas and Easter.
You can tell Romanians are very fond of their meat-based dishes. They took all the vegetarian dishes such as the Greek moussaka or the Turkish sarmale and added meat to them. A joke Romanians always tell is that the best vegetable is pork meat.
Romanians also consume chicken, beef and lamb. There is a great selection of Romanian sausages, cheese, salami and many more varieties of the traditional Romanian foods you can try.
In terms of deserts, make sure you try papanasi-which is doughnuts covered in cream and served with jam. Or cozonac-which is simplistically translated into English as sweet bread. There are different variants of cozonac but the most traditional one would have a mix of cacao, Turkish delights and walnuts inside.
A great variety of sweet and salty pastries is available at local bakeries. Make sure you try out the cheese and apple pastries. Another pastry item that’s very popular in Romania is covrigi-similar to a bagel you can find it in different combinations: covered in honey or poppy seeds. Covrigi are the favourite snack on the go for Romanians.
A great selection of wine and fruits brandies are available if you want to try the traditional alcohol. Tuica, palinca and rachiu are by far the most popular ones. The difference between them is how strong they are and what fruits have been used. While tuica is usually the weakest (30 degrees), palinca and rachiu are usually stronger (up to 60 or 70 degrees).
If you want to learn more about Romanian cuisine, you mind find useful the blog post below:
In conclusion, is Bucharest worth visiting?
At first, Bucharest might not look as welcoming as other capital cities in Europe and this can put some people off. Yet, do not hurry to write Bucharest off of your travel list because you might miss visiting some of Europe’s last hidden gems. Whether you come to discover the little Paris of the East or you are more interested in the communist past of this city, there are plenty of thematic places you can visit during your stay. I am sure everyone visiting Bucharest can find at least one thing they will like about the city at the end of their stay. Mine is definitely Calea Victoriei with its emblematic architecture.
This was it. I hope I convinced you there is so much to visit in Bucharest by public transport than what’s generally known. I hope you will find this guide helpful when planning your visit to Bucharest and intend to use public transport all along.
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