In the City of Bucharest you can visit a variety of interesting museums, churches and lovely parks.
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While you’re in the City you could visit some of the following places:
The Romanian Athenaeum
This splendid concert hall was built in the late 19th century and is where the George Enescu Philharmonic is based. You can visit this lovely Neo-Classical hall, a major landmark in the City, with its grand facade of columns and elegant dome, and see the interior with large fresco around the auditorium wall displaying major events in the history of Romania, along with the beautiful cupola.
This is a lovely Cathedral that was constructed in the mid 17th century with a Brancovenesc architectural style facade and colourful mosaics. Inside the building, you can see the beautiful frescoes on the walls that were painted in the first half of the 20th century, and the original icon of Saints Constantin and Helen, along with the impressive chandeliers.
National Museum of Romanian History
Housed in the former Postal Services building constructed in the late 19th century in Neo-Classical style, at this National Museum visitors can see a range of collections relating to the history of Romania dating from prehistory onwards. Among the exhibits is a fascinating plaster cast of the whole of Trajan’s Column, jewellery, tiaras and costumes.
This is a lovely City Park in which is situated Lake Herastrau, and where you can come and enjoy various activities such as sailing and watersports. You can also just take it easy in the attractive surroundings of trees and open space and relax by the lake. The Park includes a Japanese Garden and a number of sculptures, and there’s also an open air theatre as well as an open air Village Museum.
The Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum
Situated in Herastrau Park, this interesting open air Museum portrays rural life in Romania from the 17th century to the 20th century with a large collection of reconstructed village houses, churches, windmills and farm buildings together with authentic contents, from around the Country.
Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History
This Natural History Museum has an interesting collection of exhibits relating to the natural world and includes displays and dioramas about the Black Sea and its inhabitants, the Carpathian stag, monk seals, the Arctic seas, humpback whales and giant clams, and the Museum is also host to various temporary exhibitions.
This is a lovely Romanian Orthodox church built around the mid 20th century in a mixture of Byzantine and Brancovenesc styles, with attractive green domes and mosaic of Archangels Michael and Gabriel. You can see the beautiful interior with colourful painted main dome and mosaic icons on the walls.
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