Romania & Bulgaria - Bucharest (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Bucharest chapter from Lonely Planet’s Romania & Bulgaria guide-book.

Romania’s capital gets a bad rap, but in fact it’s dynamic, energetic and fun. It’s where still-unreconstructed communism meets unbridled capitalism; where the soporific forces of the EU meet the passions of the Balkans.

  • take in the sheer enormity of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s madhouse, the Palace of Parliament
  • maps
  • get that coveted Instagram snap of the city’s kookiest statue, the Statue of Emperor Trajan – a naked Roman Emperor Trajan holding a Dacian wolf
  • transport
  • kick back in Cismigiu Garden, Bucharest’s surprisingly peaceful central park
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Around Bucharest.

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26 pages

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