The capital of Romania has a lot to offer: parks, historical buildings, bohemian cafes and streets that remind of the inter-war era. If you are in the Romanian capital and you wonder what to visit first, we have top three most interesting landmarks in Bucharest!
The Romanian Athenaeum was built 120 years ago in the center of Bucharest to host cultural events. The building has a huge historical value as many personalities attended the events at the Athenaeum. Besides being a representative building of the country, the Romanian Athenaeum has an impressive architecture that combines neoclassicism with romantic elements. If you want to be touched by the
historical sensation of the place, you must visit The Romanian Athenaeum. The 75 m long Fresco painted on the spheroidal wall of the concert room depicts the most significant events in the history of Romania. The building is easily reachable from Le Boutique Hotel Moxa at a distance of 1 km.
The House of the Parliament
The House of the Parliament is world's second largest administrative building and was erected during the communist era in 1984. It covers 330,000 SQ meters and has 3000 rooms. Formerly named People’s Palace, the colossal construction took 20,000 workers and 700 architects to erect it. Inside you can admire crystal chandeliers, mosaics, oak facades, marble mirrors, gold leaf, decorative windows and floors covered in enormous wool carpets. You can find more information about The House of Parliament and how to plan your visit accessing http://cic.cdep.ro/en. The House of the Parliament is 2.5 km away from Le Boutique Hotel Moxa.
Cantacuzino Palace was built in 1901-1903 for Grigore Cantacuzino, the Prime Minister of those times. This elegant residence was designed in eclectic French style, blending a neoclassical architectural style with art nouveau components. Located on Victory Avenue (Calea Victoriei) 141, just 300 m walking distance from Le Boutique Hotel Moxa, nowadays, the Palace houses George Enescu National Museum. George Enescu was a Romanian famous composer and violinist, described by Pablo Casals as "the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart" and "one of the greatest geniuses of modern music." George Enescu conducted the New York Philharmonic between 1937 and 1938. Documents and objects that belonged to the famous composer and violinist are displayed at the museum along with a Bach music collection he received as a present from Queen Elisabeta of Romania.
These remarkable landmarks are just a few of Bucharest’s attractions, there is so much more to be explored in the Romanian capital, you just have to go discover it!