Bucharest Hidden Gems (Self Guided), Bucharest

The capital of Romania has a lot of unsung wonders, hidden gems that are missed when the majority of tourists stick to the tried and tested. Don't let that be you. Embark on a mesmerizing tour of the city that takes in fascinating sites that you don't typically see in the pages of most guidebooks.

Explore the old streets where attractive looking houses are set in small gardens. Note the many different architectural styles, including Neo-Classical, Neo-Gothic, Neo-Romanian and Modernist. There are some more architectural gems to be admired in some of the city's churches, including the Victorian Gothic style of the Anglican Church, the 17th-century Batistei Church and the Icoanei Church (Icon Church). While you are in the mood for some wonderful architecture, go to Central School, a Neo-Romanian landmark. Carve out some time in the Armenian Quarter, centered on Armeneasca Street. See 19th-century mansions and visit 19th-century homes, some of which have been turned into restaurants.

Stop by the oldest civilian building in the city, Melik House. It was built in 1760 and today exhibits paintings by Theodor Pallady. For some blissful serenity, relax in the small, beautiful garden of Dărvari Convent. Among the other green spaces to enjoy are Gradina Icoanei Park and Ion Voicu Park, where some of the city's wealthiest families built their homes.
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Bucharest Hidden Gems Map

Guide Name: Bucharest Hidden Gems
Guide Location: Romania » Bucharest
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: naomi
Armeneasca Street, Armenian Church

1) Armeneasca Street, Armenian Church

Spatarului Street, Melik House (Pallady Museum)

2) Spatarului Street, Melik House (Pallady Museum)

Icoanei Street, Icoanei Church

4) Icoanei Street, Icoanei Church

Gh. Cantacuzino Square, George Lowendal House

6) Gh. Cantacuzino Square, George Lowendal House

Pictor Arthur Verona Street, Anglican Church

8) Pictor Arthur Verona Street, Anglican Church

Pictor Arthur Verona Street, Anglican Church

9) Pictor Arthur Verona Street, Anglican Church

Icoanei Street, Central School

10) Icoanei Street, Central School

Walking Tours in Bucharest, Romania

Create Your Own Walk in Bucharest

Create Your Own Walk in Bucharest

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bucharest is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Bucharest without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Bucharest, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.8 Km or 4.8 Miles
Bucharest Introduction Walking Tour

Bucharest Introduction Walking Tour

Being one of the largest cities in Southeastern Europe, Bucharest has a lot to offer its visitors. Once you decide to take a tour around the Romanian capital, you must definitely visit the most impressive sights in the city centre. Take this tour to discover the must-see attractions of this booming metropolis.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Bucharest Architecture Jewels

Bucharest Architecture Jewels

Bucharest's architecture is highly eclectic due to the many influences that the city has experienced throughout its history. It represents a mixture of medieval, neoclassical and art nouveau objects, as well as 'neo-Romanian' buildings dating back to the early 20th century and a remarkable collection of modern sights from the 1920s and 1930s. The mostly-utilitarian Communist-era...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Bucharest Parks Walking Tour

Bucharest Parks Walking Tour

Secluded from all the hustle and bustle of the city, rich in vegetation and alleys, Bucharest's parks are the places where you can relax and stay in harmony with the nature. Bucharest has plenty of parks with historic monuments and beautiful lakes that make it famous among other European cities. Take this tour to the most amazing parks of the Romanian capital.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

The Romanian capital city is grand with many unique and truly amazing places of worship. Bucharest is the place where the oldest and the most beautiful churches of Romania are located one near another. Take this tour to discover the most prominent religious sights of Bucharest.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Children Entertainment Tour

Children Entertainment Tour

Bucharest is good not only for adults, but also has plenty to offer the little ones. The outstanding Museum of the Romanian Peasant will equally impress children and grown-ups. The Geology Museum as well as the Grigore Antipa Museum of Natural History are considered to be a must for children while in Bucharest.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles

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