PEOPLE'S HOUSE (PARLIAMENT PALACE)
It was built after the 1980s, a 84 m high building, 12 floors on a surface of 330.000 sqm. Guinness Book of Records lists it on the second place in the world after The Pentagon, with a folded surface of 330.000 sqm and on the third place as volume with 2.550.000 m3.
People's house has huge lobbies, long corridors, numerous vast halls which of the largest one is called Unirii hall, a 16 m high room in a surface of 2200 sqm, here one can see the biggest chandelier in the palace weighing three tones and bearing 7000 bulbs.
After 1997, Casa Poporului becomes the Parliament Palace.
The Parliament Palace can be visited every day by organized groups
Address: Izvor street, no.2-4, district 5, Bucharest
Cotroceni Palace was designed to represent the residence of the princess successors to the Romania Kingdom, Ferdinand and Maria. Here took place very important political events for Romania's destiny Cotroceni Palace was built during 1893 - 1895 by the French architect Paul Gottreau, and subsequently it was extended and restored more than once along years.
The Palace uncovers its sumptuousness just from its entrance. The monumental stair surrounded by large corridors in French neo-baroque style reminds you of the Grand Opera House in Paris. The most representative configured areas are the Honor Hall, Grand Reception Salon, the suite in German Neo-Renaissance style. Since 1991, the building is the official residence of the President of Romania.
On certain occasions, "days of open doors", the palace can be visited by public.
Address: Geniului Avenue, no. 1, district 6, Bucharest
It is a monument dedicated to the unification of all Romanian territories.
The Triumph Arch is a classic style after the model of the great Triumph Arch of Paris. The monument is 11m high and 9,5m wide. The pillars bearing the monument have indoor stairs leading to its terrace. The facades are decorated with stone sculptures, protuberances, medallions, royal crowns and the figures of Queen Maria and of King Ferdinand, who contributed to the unification of the Romanian principalities in 1918. Renowned Romanian and foreign sculptors brought contribution to decorating this monument.
Address: The Triumph Arch lies at the junction of Kiseleff Avenue with Maresal Prezan and Maresal Averescu Avenues not far from one of the Southern ways of access to Herastrau Park.
It is one of the representative buildings of the capital and of the most important ones as it is the concert hall of Bucharest.
The funds for its construction were collected by public subscription upon the appeal, subsequently famous ''give one leu for the athenaeum''.
The building was raised during 1886-1888, and its outdoor architecture represents a combination of various styles: neoclassic, baroque, ionic.
The Romanian Athenaeum lies in Victoriei Avenue, in George Enescu Square.
Here is also located George Enescu Philharmonic".
Address: Franklin street, no. 3, district 1, Bucharest.
In Romania events of lyric music go back to the 19th century and, however, the Romanian Opera is a relative new building (1953). The building with a special architecture seats 2200 persons and its upper floor there is the Opera Museum exhibiting documents, photos and artists cloths.
In front of the building you can admire the bronze statue of the great musician George Enescu.
Address: Mihail Kogalniceanu Avenue, no.70-72, district 5, Bucuresti
"I.L. CARAGIALE" NATIONAL THEATRE OF BUCHAREST
The imposing building of the National Theatre was built in the years 1967-1970, after a design drawn by a group of architects.
From its beginnings the National Theatre represents a cultural environment where a national drama have been developed, where the public have got in touch with the newest and most interesting universal drama plays, where the first school of Romanian direction asserted itself and where generations of great drama and comedy artists have been formed.
Address: Nicolae Balcescu Avenue, No.2, district 1, 010051 Bucuresti
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY "GRIGORE ANTIPA"
A visit to the National Museum of Natural History "Grigore Antipa" means a fascinating travel in time back to the Universe genesis and up today while one may learn about the creation of the planet we live on, how beings appeared and evolved how the diversity of life forms we see today at every step have been reached. The patrimony of the museum is made up over 2million items, grouped in various zoological, paleontological, minerals and rocks, and ethnographic collections. Address: Kiseleff Avenue no. 1, district 1, Bucharest
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART IN ROMANIA - "AT THE PALACE WHERE ART REIGNS"
It is the most significant museum of art in our country and it was set up in 1950 in the former royal palace of the capital.
The National Museum of Art hosts three art galleries: Gallery a of European Art, Gallery of Old Romanian Art, Modern Romanian Art Gallery.
Address: Victoriei Avenue, no.49-53, district 3, Bucharest
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY
It represents the most important museum of the Romanian state. It exhibits objects with historical value, discovered on the current territory of Romania and dated from prehistoric times to the contemporary period. The museum was established in 1970, with a view to illustrate the cultural performances recorded along all the historical ages in the geographical space of Romania.
Here famous treasures, old objects made of precious metals and a lot of other priceless archeological and historical pieces.
Adsress: Victoriei Avenue, no.12, district 3, Bucharest
NATIONAL VILLAGE MUSEUM
Inaugurated in 1936, The Village Museum represents one the most attractive tourist destination.
It is a museum in open air surrounded by large green areas and lakes and it surfaces 30 ha.
The museum offer the large public the possibility of getting knowledge about the life, customs and traditions of the rural environment as over 70 traditional farm premises equipped with traditional tools, a water mill, a wind mill, an oil press etc., collected from all the country provinces.
Address: Kiseleff Avenue no. 28-30, district 1, Bucharest
THE MUSEUM OF THE ROMANIAN PEASANT
The museum is opened in a neo-Romanian style building, inspired from the Brancovenesc tradition and that was finished in 1941.
This one the most diversified museums of such kind in Europe, being well known for the variety of its collections.
Address: Kiseleff Avenue no. 3, district 1, Bucharest
BUCHAREST BOTANICAL GARDEN
This garden, an important center for scientific research, maintains a large variety of plants. The museum of this garden is located close to the entrance gate in a beautiful Brancoveanu style building.
The Botanical Garden spreads on 17 ha, the first greenhouses dating from 1891.
Address: CotrocenI Avenue, No. 32, Bucharest
This is the largest park in Bucharest, arranged in 1936 on the banks of Herastrau Lake. At present the Herastrau Park surfaces about 110 ha and hosts both entertainment places and cultural sites such as Elisabeta Palace and the Village Museum.
Address: Aviatorilor Avenue, Bucharest
This is the oldest public garden of Bucharest and arranged in the style of British parks.
In summer time boating and in winter time skating are the main attraction.
Address : Mihail Kogalniceanu Avenue, Bucharest