Destinations Europe Romania

One Afternoon in Bucharest: Blast from the Past

April 2014 was my first visit to Bucharest, Romania. Since then, I have been back to Romania a further five times. That should be a clue as to what I think of the country! This will be a very brief post about how you can spend one afternoon in Bucharest, walking around some green sites in the city centre. I will have more posts on Romania coming up soon too!

Herăstrău Park

Herăstrău Park is a large park in the North of Bucharest of which almost half is a lake with the same name. The park itself also features the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, an open-air ethnographic museum showing traditional life and houses from all across Romania (more on that later).

 

Bronze statue of Charles de Gaulle by the sculptor Mircea Spătaru

Bronze statue of Charles de Gaulle by the sculptor Mircea Spătaru

 

Herăstrău Lake

Herăstrău Lake

 

View of Herăstrău Park from the Lake

View of Herăstrău Park from the Lake

 

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

The Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, aka, The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului in Romanian) is the open-air ethnographic museum in Herăstrău Park. The museum contains almost 300 farm and village houses from all over Romania. You could easily spend several hours walking around the museum, let alone the park itself.

 

Beautiful day for walking around

Beautiful day for walking around

 

At the entrance

At the entrance

 

Lots of greenery

Lots of greenery

 

Pisică enjoying the shade

Pisică enjoying the shade

 

The museum is located next to Herăstrău Lake

The museum is located next to Herăstrău Lake

 

Old thatched roof

Old thatched roof

 

City Centre

After walking around the park and museum for several hours, it was time to head to the old town area in the city centre for some food and ‘liquid refreshment’…. 😉

 

More walking

More walking

 

Great day for walking around. Somehow I didn't get burned!

Great day for walking around. Somehow I didn’t get burned!

 

Hard to believe this is March. I always seem to get lucky with weather when I travel in March

Hard to believe this is March. I always seem to get lucky with weather when I travel in March

 

The 'shit on a stick'

The ‘shit on a stick’

 

The National Bank of Romania

The National Bank of Romania

 

My first 'ciorba de fasole' but not my last

My first ‘ciorba de fasole’ but not my last

 

After a day of walking in the sun, I had to cool down. Not a bad way to spend one afternoon in Bucharest.

After a day of walking in the sun, I had to cool down. Not a bad way to spend one afternoon in Bucharest.

 

Caru' cu Bere Restaurant in Old Town

Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant in Old Town

 

Caru' cu Bere Restaurant in Old Town

Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant in Old Town

 

Stavropoleos Nunnery in Old Town

Stavropoleos Nunnery in Old Town

 

Stavropoleos Nunnery in Old Town

Stavropoleos Nunnery in Old Town

 

Further Reading on spending one afternoon in Bucharest:

Herăstrău Park

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

Caru’ cu Bere

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply