Things to do in Bucharest for free
Are you planning on visiting Bucharest, the capital of Romania, sometime this year? If you are, then that’s great! We want to help you get the most out of your trip.
One of the most sought after activities for tourists includes free things as well. That’s why we have decided to write this quick guide where we’ll talk about seven free things to do in Bucharest.
Let’s get started.
1. Visit Museums
If you travel often (we know you are), then you’re aware that entries for museums can get pretty expensive.
The good news is that, if you’re looking for things to do in Bucharest, you can visit museums for free on certain days.
Here is a list of the most beautiful museums in Bucharest and when you can visit them for free:
- Museum of the Romanian Peasant– the 26th of every month;
- The National Museum of Art of Romania– the first Wednesday of every month;
- Bucharest Municipality Museum – the first Sunday of every month;
- Zambaccian Museum– the first Wednesday of every month;
- ‘George Enescu’ National Museum – the 26th of every month.
2. Visit the Old Town
The Old Town is also known as Lipscani, which is actually the name of a street in this area.
The Old Town is not to be missed because it’s so full of history, and yet, today it’s one of the liveliest parts of the city. Here you can admire plenty of buildings and architecture that provide a glimpse as to how the city looked like before World War II.
3. Victoriei Avenue
What’s the best way to discover a new city? By foot, of course.
Calea Victoriei is the most beautiful avenue in Bucharest and it is located right in the center of the city. One of the reasons why Bucharest was also called the Little Paris is because of this street rich in history.
It connects Piata Victoriei (Victory Square) to the Old Town. By taking a stroll on Calea Victoriei, you’ll be able to see beautiful churches, famous museums, and fancy hotels.
4. Take a Walk in the Park
Not in any park, though, but in Herastrau Park. It is the largest park in Bucharest, and it surrounds Lake Herastrau.
Whether you choose to visit this park on a late summer night, on a breezy day, or late autumn, it will help you unwind and relax.
5. The Palace of the Parliament (Casa Poporului)
It is a worldwide known building given its size. The Palace of the Parliament is the second-largest government building in the world. The first one is the Pentagon.
In fact, it is so massive that it’s visible from outer space.
Stretching 3928827.3 square feet, the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest is an attraction that you don’t want to miss out on. Even though it requires an entrance fee if you want to visit the building on the inside, you can still admire it from the outside.
6. Go to a Movie
Forget about going to the cinema. If you’re looking for things to do in Bucharest and you’re visiting during the summer, we have a great tip for you.
Go to Herastrau Park right after sunset, and you will be able to watch a movie for free. In the summertime, you can do this every single weekend.
7. Garajul Ciclop
This building functioned as a garage back in the 1920s. Fast forward almost 100 years later, and the government has declared it a historical monument.
Right now, the building has its walls covered in amazing street art, created by one of the best local graffiti artists. It’s a must-see and a one of a kind place.
Keep This List of 7 Things to Do in Bucharest Close
We hope this list will inspire your trip to Bucharest. While you’re in the area, you can visit some attractions that are outside the city or close to it.
For example, you can visit Mogosoaia Palace, Snagov, and Caldarusani Monasteries in just five hours. Find out more details about this tour here.
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