Top 10 Things to Do in Bucharest

Are you traveling to Bucharest? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Bucharest as a tourist!

More info – Travel in Romania – Tips from a travel blogger. Also check out Isabelle’s recommendations on 10 instagrammable spots in Bucharest

Palace of the Parliament

The world’s largest parliament building can be found in Bucharest. A grand building with magnificent architecture that makes your jaw drop. If you’re interested in art, culture, and architecture, then this is a must among the top things to do in Bucharest for you.

City Tour

Bucharest is an old and historic town in Romania, and this city is best explored by foot. It’s a great feeling to wander around the streets of Bucharest and see all historic buildings. For an even better experience, we recommend you to go on free city tours that are organized by the locals of Bucharest.

Also see: Romania Travel Guide

Stavropoleos Church

A peaceful church built in the early 1700s. The area around the church is both calming and beautiful, which is ideal if you want to escape the big city pulse. Inside the church there are a number of sacred relics on display, making the inside even more exciting to have a closer look at.

Herastrau Park

A beautiful park located next to the Herastrau Lake in northern Bucharest. Go out on the lake by boat and enjoy the tranquility and the greenery. Walk around among fountains, monument,s and beautiful trees and flowers.

Old Town

The historic area of Bucharest offers a charming experience. Here awaits ancient buildings and cozy restaurants and cafes. It’s here that one finds the best souvenirs and many of Bucharest’s beautiful local crafts.

Also read: 50 Top things to do in Romania

Bran Castle

Bran is a castle that markets itself as Dracula’s castle. This castle is located in the village of the same name and is so close to a fairytale castle that you can come with its several turrets and towers, sand-colored stone walls and rust-red rooftops stretching towards the sky. According to rumors, the bloodthirsty vampire Dracula lived in this castle, if it’s true or not we hand over to someone else to answer. Either way, this castle is magnificent both on the outside and on the inside.

One of the best things to do in Bucharest if you love architecture!

Cismigiu Gardens

A beautiful green park in the center of Bucharest. The park was built in 1847 when Bucharest was the capital of Valakia. The park features a lake where you can take a romantic boat trip or ice skate during the winter. Cismigiu Gardens is perfect if you want to take a break and relax in a tranquil environment.

Hanul Lui Manuc

One of the world’s few remaining caravanserais. Manuc’s Inn was built by a wealthy businessman from Armenia for over 200 years ago. He was one of the Balkans’ most influential merchants and built this caravanserai for traveling merchants. Today they’ve renovated the place, so it has regained its former splendor.

Escape Room

If you’ve seen the Saw movies, then you know roughly what an escape room means. This is a fun activity for the whole family where you have to figure out different things to advance to the next room or to get out of a room. In Bucharest, you’ll find several Escape Room’s to choose from.


Nature around Bucharest is breathtaking and also within the city limits lies several large parks. But it’s especially outside the city that one can find cool hiking trails with beautiful scenery and scenic vistas.


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