Vibrant and teeming with fascinating landmarks that are all worth visiting, the capital city of Romania is one of the most beautiful Eastern European cities. Bucharest is a city that attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year, many of them dedicated to discovering each and all the secrets of the capital with a map in their hands. But this can turn into a tedious job, if you don’t make sure to relax every now and then.
With all the museums, art galleries and streets in the old city center, one might find it difficult to actually find the time to relax in Bucharest. But you certainly should because the city offers some amazing relaxation spots.
To help you enjoy your stay in Bucharest more and to make sure you don’t miss any of the important venues, here are the best spots to relax in the capital city of Romania:
Macca Vilacrosse Passage
The Macca Vilacrosse Passage is a reminiscence of the Belle Époque period located right in the heart of the city with easy access. Victoriei Street is on one side of the passageway and the Old City Center on the other, so it is an excellent place to stop and rest when on a mission to discover the area. The passage was built in 1891 with the aim to promote street commerce, but nowadays it hosts bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Here you can enjoy savoring a unique piece of Bucharest away from the crowds, but within walking distance from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
The Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is practically across the street from Cotroceni Palace, the official residence of the president of Romania. The garden covers more than 17 hectares of land, including 4000 square meters of glass houses. There are over 10.000 species of plants that can be seen here and also a museum with over 5000 species of plants, including exotic species.
The Botanic Garden is one of the best spots to relax in Bucharest, surrounded by beauty and picturesque scenery.
Within walking distance from Unirii Square, Tineretului Park is one of the most beautiful relaxation spots in Bucharest. You can walk for hours on its alleys, enjoy the ducks playing on the lake, sit on a bench and listen to the silence while admiring the greenery or have a coffee or a salad at the terraces on the lake.