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Old Town, Bucharest

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Imagine the pre-World War II cityscape at Old Town, with its restored period houses, old churches, outdoor terraces, and cafes. This district, once filled with artisan shops, stores, inns, and Boyar houses developed near the Princely Court in the 16th century. The statue of a she-wolf--a gift from the city of Rome--adorns the small square at the entrance to the Lipscani Lane, paved with wood. Go inside the Linden Inn, one of the rare buildings to survive the great 1847 fire, to feel the atmosphere of the early 19th century. Today this area is the capital's most vibrant entertainment district with plenty of places to eat, drink, and dance. Make Old Town a centerpiece of your Bucharest vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bucharest trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The historic city has plenty of bars and clubs. Pedestrian area very lively and crowded. See also because within it there are also interesting historical sites.
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  • August 18, 2017
    In recent years, the old Center of Bucharest has blossomed quite nicely: many old buildings have been renovated, the streets have been cleaned up and expanded, and the entire area of the old town has been greatly revived. Pubs of plenty of and restaurants something can be in for each find. Many old buildings have been prepared very worth seeing again and you can stroll through the streets during the day comfortably. As of Thursday evening, it is however only still sliding through the old town, it is completely full of celebration-willing people who can celebrate here in the wee hours in various clubs. If you want something quiet in the evening is here definitely not in the right place
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  • August 17, 2017
    Old town. On the one hand a bunch of historical buildings, on the other hand the dirt and devastation. With dirt so much that strikes! You can't really put in order at least to downtown?! Romania a little disapointed because the relationship of the local culture (((Saw cafes, on the floor a bunch of napkins, and as if nothing had happened, local sitting in these napkins, coffee drink! Strikes!
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Where to stay in Bucharest

To take advantage of Bucharest's lively downtown, look for accommodations in the areas of Universitatii square, Unirii, Romana, or Victoriei to be closest to bars, clubs, and restaurants, as well as many of the major sights. Choose from a variety of hostels and budget hotels, or book a night at one of the mid-range or luxury hotels. If you decide to venture farther out of the city, look for lodging close to public transportation to avoid the city's notoriously bad traffic.
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