Bucharest Architecture

Bucharest Architecture, Bucharest, Romania (B)

Somehow the austere communist and brutalist structures sit alongside elegant Parisian style buildings, with all sorts of stylistic variations in between.

I was able to find some really beautiful architecture in Bucharest in great part thanks to an architecture tour for Instagrammers, organised by Cronicari Digitali, a local project promoting cultural heritage.

During the tour we visited some real gems, like the Marmorosch Hotel and the library at the Faculty of Literature, that I probably wouldn’t have discovered by myself. 

The historical building was restored and the Art Deco and Art Nouveau elements of the exterior and interior were preserved. 

Inside what used to be the bank vault is now the Vault Bar, a very impressive blend of modern and old-school design.

We also visited the National Museum of Art (Muzeul Național de Artă al României) that’s well worth a visit for the marvellous interiors and for the art exhibitions. 

The building used to be the Romanian Royal Palace, and after many years of restoration is now a museum with an extensive collection of Romanian and European art, where you can easily spend a few hours. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Bucharest Architecture
Guide Location: Romania » Bucharest
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tal Hayoun
Read it on Author's Website: https://brightnomad.net/bucharest-architecture/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Marmorosch Hotel
  • library at the Faculty of Literature
  • National Museum of Art
  • Romanian Athenaeum
  • Artmark Auction House
  • National Theatre
  • University Square
  • Eroilor metro station
  • Cărturești Carusel
  • The Palace of Parliament
  • Stavropoleos Monastery Church
  • Macca – Vilacrosse Passage

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