The first stop of our “Bucharest Panoramic Tour” is the Village Museum, located on the shore of Herastrau Lake in Northern Bucharest. It exhibits traditional houses, churches, water and wind mills, all of which being of great historic and artistic value. The objects inside the households – carpets, pottery, rugs, icons, furniture – point to both the originality of the folk creation and the talent of the rural people.
We take a panoramic tour of the most important attractions of Bucharest such as: the Arch of Triumph, Victory Square, the Royal Palace (nowadays the seat of the National Art Museum – optional visit), the Romanian Atheneum, the Revolution Square, the Victoriei Avenue, the Union Square. We have the opportunity to admire the Parliament Palace, a building reminiscent of Ceausescu’s ruling times. The Guiness Book of World Records lists this building – due to its 330,000 sq.m. surface – as the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon.
Close to the Parliament Palace there is the Patriarchy Hill where one can visit the Mitropoliei Cathedral, the seat of the Orthodox Romanian Church. Next comes a short walk to the Old Princely Court, the first local seat of residence which was built during the rule of Vlad the Impaler in the 15th century; completely rebuilt in the 16th century it later became the central point of Bucharest, surrounded by houses of traders and craftsmen.
Returning to the Old town, we take a walking tour of Lipscani Street, Stavropolus Church, Manuc Inn, and many more.