BUCHAREST OLD CITY

 WHAT TO DO IN OLD TOWN OF BUCHAREST

It was here where Dracula or Vlad the Impaler ruled the country from. It is here, in Bucharest Old City where Bucharest nightlife is now a flourishing business for both pubs owners and tourists due to the low prices from the foreigners point of view and acceptable according to the Romanian youth looking for fun after work or in week-end.
So, it is a win-win deal.

OLD COURT IN OLD CITY BUCHAREST

Old City Bucharest
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Description: Dracula Castle Ruins in Old City Bucharest

A SAFE BUCHAREST HISTORICAL CENTER

The Bucharest Old City is now a district to walk safely but from 2007 to 2011 it was a forbidden area due to Roma families, organized crime and nothing to do character of the district. Now things have changed. The oldest structures in place date back to the 15th century. On the Franceza Street( or French Street) you can visit the OLD COURT. The ruins tell the story of Dracula, one of Walachia rulers of the period. Take pictures and selfies with a statue of the ruthless Vlad the Impaler in the Court garden and see the rooms where old boyars and rulers used to walk more than 400 years ago. Since you travel to Bucharest
Do you know where the French Street name came from?

WALK IN THE OLD CITY BUCHAREST

Old Town Bucharest
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Description: Old city of Bucharest is a great place to take a walk

HISTORY OF BUCHAREST OLD CITY

Well, here was the headquarters of France Consulate in 1789. Here, from 1819 to 1843 St. Dumitru Church was built. Next to it was the house of a small boyar’s wife who worked for the Court, which caught fire in the first Easter day in 1847. Due to the heavy wind the fire, known as the Great Fire in Bucharest Old City history, destroyed 1850 buildings, 686 houses, 1142 small shops, 10 old hotels and 12 churches. In 1860 the French Street is paved with stones brought from Scotland and a new sewerage is also built. The well-known Manuc’s Inn is on French Street and it was built in 1808. Near the inn you will see OLD COURT CHURCH.

OLD STREETS IN THE OLD CITY BUCHAREST

Bucharest Old City walk
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Description: All the streets of Bucharest Old City are full of history

HAVE FUN IN BUCHAREST OLD CITY

Also part of the Bucharest Old City and its main attractions, Lipscani Street is not far from French Street. Lipscani Street was in the 16th century part of the so-called Inside Market and it was called the Great Street, the most important market place in Bucharest. Its name came from the small merchants who sold different things brought from Leipzig, or Lipsca and was first mentioned in an official document in 1589. These merchants who sold from knives made in Danzig to glasses and mirrors from Venice, changed Romania for they gave up Oriental, Turkish more precisely stuffs for German and French goods. They also learned German and French and sent their children to study abroad in Western Europe. These children were to return and make the revolutions that freed Romania from Turkish influence in 19th century. This is one of the main area of Bucharest where you can have fun.

HOW TO GET TO OLD CITY BY BUCHAREST CITY TOUR

FUNNY PLACES IN BUCHAREST OLD TOWN

Lipscani Street was the only street in Bucharest Old City were you couldn’t find flats, only shops and banks. Even the Palace of the National Bank of Romania was built here from 1884 to 1890. Linden Inn and Gabroveni Inn can be found here too, with good drinks and food. Gabroveni Inn was called this way for it was here where used to come, eat and sleep the Bulgarian merchants from Gabrovo. The Inn was built by Constantin Mavrocordat in 1739, a time when another spectacular church appeared STAVROPOLEOS CHURCH. Lipscani Street became pedestrian only in 1930.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN IN THE OLD CITY BUCHAREST

Romania, Bucharest, Old City
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Description: Lots of places where to have fun in Bucharest Old City

WHAT TO SEE IN THE OLD CITY

Everywhere in Bucharest Old City there are pubs, restaurants and clubs but at the end of Lipscani Street one can see the Statue of the Roman She-Wolf, symbol of the Roman Empire. It was a gift from the Rome’s Town Hall made to Bucharest in 1906 to celebrate 1800 years from the Roman invasion in Dacia and the genesis of and Romanian people.

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In Bucharest Old City one can also find the National History Museum where you must not miss the Roman Column replica from the capital of Italy of Trajan’s Column, symbol of the empire’s golden age. If you are interested in good Romanian cuisine, take lunch or dinner at Caru’ cu bere, which is a beer house built in 19th century or Tears and Saints restaurant. Huge kebabs are also to be found in Old City for walk and eat travel style and for Turkish influence hasn’t stopped and will never do. So, still want to travel to Bucharest? Well, you should…

AT A BEER WITH FRIENDS IN OLD CITY BUCHAREST

Nightlife Old City Center Bucharest
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Description: People use to go out in week-end and have a chat and a beer in Old City Bucharest

Cafes, bars and pubs are all over the place. Close to the Bucharest Old City is the NATIONAL BANK OF ROMANIA, the Bucharest Museum in University Square where you will also find the University, the National Theater and Intercontinental Hotel and CEC PALACE. From Old City you can also get to UNIFICATION SQUARE and HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE.