Bucharest
Bucharest

Bucharest

Both secretive and generous, puzzling and mind-blowing, Bucharest has energy to burn and is a beautiful sight to behold.

Flight schedules

Low-cost scheduled flights

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BUCAREST-OTOPENI INTERNATIONAL

From 03/07/2019 to 30/08/2019

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5 good reasons to go

An open-air history book
An open-air history book
With remains of an orthodox church, Neoclassical palace facades from the time when Bucharest was said to be “Parisian”, imposing concrete blocks, austere scars from the Communist era and ultra-modern glass silhouettes, Bucharest’s entire history flashes before your eyes. A real open-air museum.
A sense of hospitality
A sense of hospitality
Still untouched by mass tourism, Bucharest remains one of the cheapest capitals in Europe. Forget the “Eastern Europe” cliché of being cold and austere! The Romanian city offers a warm welcome to visitors who come from near and far. Bucharest is known for its hospitality and generosity.
A creative capital
A creative capital
Whether it is nicknamed “little Paris” or “new Berlin”, Bucharest is brimming with limitless cultural activities. A sort of new-found paradise for artists and creators of all kinds - with its art galleries, quirky streets and vintage shops.
Time to party
Time to party
At nightfall (and sometimes before then!), the city turns into a giant party. The heart of Bucharest is warm and beats loud. Its theatres and opera light up. It’s time for the hedonists and night owls to gradually meet around tables in restaurants and in the bars and clubs of the Old Town.
Generous and authentic cuisine
Generous and authentic cuisine
You can eat well at a good price in Bucharest. There, “art of good food” often rhymes with “art of living”. While there, eat what the locals eat: generous and authentic dishes, such as sarmale, mititei or vegetable ciorba. Truly generous cuisine.

To see / do

Culture and history

The Palace of the Parliament

The Palace of the Parliament

Built as part of the dictator Ceauşescu’s mad vision of grandeur, what was then called the People’s House has established itself as the eternal symbol of communist Bucharest. A fantastic and “monstrous” architectural delusion with more than 5,000 rooms covered with marble, the palace is the second largest administrative complex in the world, just behind the Pentagon.

The historical area of Lipscani

The historical area of Lipscani

Head to the city’s old Medieval district, now the trendy hub of Bucharest. With its maze of pedestrian streets, pretty restored façades and cute courtyards, the district is known as “little Paris”. The city’s artistic and festive centre boasts vintage and chic thrift shops, stylish boutiques, antique shops, and loads of bars and restaurants.

The Carol 53 cultural lair

And old town house was saved from destruction by some young architects. Nowadays, Carol 53 is part squat, part art gallery and is home to various types of workshops. You can discover some lovely works of art there, and have a drink. An “open” area - just like Bucharest’s youths who want to take back control of the city’s history and future.

Outings

the oldest traditional bar in Bucharest

the oldest traditional bar in Bucharest

In the Lipscani area, the Caru’ cu Bere (“beer cart”) is a must-do: the oldest and most traditional brewery in Bucharest. In a magnificent neogothic setting, between wood panelling and stained-glass windows, hang out with friends over an excellent house beer and very reasonably priced traditional food.

Cocoşatu delights

Mici are small sausages made with minced meat and spices. The ones served in the Cocoşatu restaurant are the best in Bucharest. Slightly away from the crowds to the north of the city, the restaurant welcomes you with its popular and generous cuisine and lovely setting. We recommend you book a table!

Gastronomy

Sarmale, traditional stuffed cabbage

Without a doubt one of the most widespread traditional dishes and the most appreciated by Romanians. Sarmale are cabbage leaves (sometimes vine leaves) stuffed with meat. Depending on the region, there are sometimes variants made with vegetables or fish. This dish is most often accompanied by mămăligă (polenta) and sour cream.

Authentic ciorbă

Authentic ciorbă

As the Romanian version of Middle-Eastern chorba or Russian bortsch, ciorbă is a traditional fermented wheat soup, with delicious sweet and sour flavours. There are about ten different kinds - with meat, vegetables and herbs. Romanians eat it all year round. 

Practical information

Flight duration

3h

Time difference

+2h GMT

Currency

Leu roumain

Distance

2104 km

Average temperature

Spring

13°C (max 23°C)

Summer

22°C (max 30°C)

Autumn

12°C (max 24°C)

Winter

0°C (max 5°C)

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* The information provided is for reference purposes only. The programme and times are subject to change at any time and without prior notice. Find out more about the airline companies

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