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Lipscani, Bucharest

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Lipscani preserves the spirit of pre-World War II in its many restaurants, bohemian bars, live music venues, and antique stores selling old photos of the city. From the Middle Ages to the early 19th century, the area was flooded with merchants from Western Europe. Recent excavations revealed ancient thoroughfares and fortifications several meters underneath the street level. Walk the wooden sidewalks along the edges of restored apartment buildings with baroque balconies. See the ruins of the nearby Princely Court with the bust of Vlad the Impaler. On the north side of the district stands the 18th-century Stavropoleos Church, an evocative temple. Using our online itinerary creator, Bucharest attractions like Lipscani can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Good Street to walk around and see the old but renovated premises. There is a great atmosphere, restaurants and bars.
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  • I've seen several European cities & their walking areas around the Old Town but this one struck. I know every such area will boast in cafes, bars, and similar drinking places but this struck me with a...  more »
  • In the heart of the old city, the area has undergone a massive restructuring work, seconds the canons of globalization and mass tourism: bars, souvenir shops, restaurants, night clubs, often bundled with hundreds red light, over to another along alleys that snap to chessboard, to the delight of tourists Talbot, stretch out in summer, to enjoy strolling and heedless of the pestilential odour coming from the sewers ... a picture quite distressing!
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