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Lipscani Old Town Walk (Self Guided), Bucharest

Lipscani is a very modern old town, a place with a medieval heart and buildings to match, but also where you can get down and party with the hip young crowd. For history and architecture lovers, there's much to be admired with a glorious mix of styles in the district, such as Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau.

A not-to-be-missed highlight are the remains of Curtea Veche (Old Princely Court). This grand property was built as a home in the 15th century during the reign of Vlad III Dracula, who is better known as Vlad the Impaler. What is left today are a few walls, arches and tombstones.

Spend a few hours touring Biserica Stavropoleos, a monastery that was founded in 1724. Study the beautiful frescoes and stroll in its cloister garden that's filled with antiques and where you will see several 19th-century tombstones. Lipscani is also where one of the most famous buildings in Bucharest once stood. This was Hanul Serban Voda (Serban Voda Inn), an inn that was founded in the 17th century. Today, the site is occupied by the National Bank of Romania.

If you have shopping on the agenda, go to Lipscanti Street, an old merchant avenue. Browse store such as Adidas and H&M as well as independent shops. Close to the east end of the street is Hanul cu Tei, a small alley of antique stores. At night, the area throbs to a different beat with many of the hottest and happening bars and restaurants located along Gabroveni and Lipscani streets.
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Lipscani Old Town Walk Map

Guide Name: Lipscani Old Town Walk
Guide Location: Romania » Bucharest
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: naomi
63-65 Lipscani Street, Hanul cu Tei Building

2) 63-65 Lipscani Street, Hanul cu Tei Building

Covaci Street corner with Sepcari Street

5) Covaci Street corner with Sepcari Street

62-64 Franceza Street, Manuc's Inn

6) 62-64 Franceza Street, Manuc's Inn

Old Princely Court, The Bust of Vlad Tepes

8) Old Princely Court, The Bust of Vlad Tepes

Smardan Street corner with Sf. Dumitru Street

10) Smardan Street corner with Sf. Dumitru Street

Postei Street corner with Sf. Dumitru Street

11) Postei Street corner with Sf. Dumitru Street

Stavropoleos Street,  Stavropoleos Church

12) Stavropoleos Street, Stavropoleos Church

Stavropoleos Street,  Stavropoleos Church

13) Stavropoleos Street, Stavropoleos Church

Lipscani Street corner with Smardan Street

14) Lipscani Street corner with Smardan Street

Lipscani Street corner with Smardan Street

15) Lipscani Street corner with Smardan Street

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