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Duration: 1 Day
Location: Bucharest
Price: 75 €
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Bucharest – Historical and traditional highlights

 Price per person 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons
€ 75.00 € 50.00 € 45.00 € 40.00

Bucharest offers its guests a unique array of architectural styles, from different ages. You are invited to admire some of the most beautiful buildings of the city, influenced by the Western European architecture: the Military club was built by the Romanian architect Dimitrie Maimarolu, in 1912; the impressive ballrooms are still used as a refined location for banquets and official events. The Museum of History, hosted by the Sutu Palace, is a neoclassical building dating back to 1834. Two of the most important artefacts of the museum are the document attesting the existence of Bucharest, issued by Vlad Tepes in 1459, and a sword that belonged to Prince Constantin Brancoveanu, promoter of the well-known Brancovenesc style – a harmonious blend of  Romanian, Byzantine and  Western architecture.

Our three hour guided tour is a chance to see the major masterpieces of the city: The Village Museum (outdoor) or the Museum of the Romanian Peasant (indoor) – depending on the weather conditions -, the Central Library, Kretzulescu Church and Stavropoleos Monastery.

        Included Services: transport and certified national guide, entrance fee to The Village Museum.

        Photo stops and historical presentation at the Revolution Square upon request.

        Photo tax not included!

A traditional oasis in the middle of the city

The Romanian Peasant Museum, located in Victoria Square, across the Government headquarters, was supposed to be a palace, inspired by the traditional monasteries interiors. The construction began in 1912, under the coordination of a brilliant Romanian architect, N.Ghica Budesti, but it was only 29 years later that the museum took the actual shape. The building is a masterpiece of the Neo-Romanian style, based on the Brancovenesc tradition. Visitors are impressed by the floral and zoomorphic decorations. The red brick layer, the big windows built under the arches, the elegance of the main tower remind us of the old monasteries.

Honoured with Europe’s Best Museum award in 1996, the museum has a rich collection of objects, more than 90,000 artefacts that trace the colourful cultural life of the Romanian people. You will discover a full 19th century home, a wonderful room dedicated to grandmas, or ‘secret’ rooms you can find following hand-scrawled directions.

As strange as it may seem, the museum hosts, in a cellar room, a collection of communist exhibits including Lenin busts, portraits of Romanian communist leaders and heart-rending accounts of those who objected to collectivisation.

An extensive gift shop with handcrafts and textiles is available in the museum.

Another sample of traditional cultural life is the Village Museum, an open air museum, situated on the shores of Herastrau Lake. The museum is an impressive collection of homesteads, mills, churches and windmills relocated from different rural areas of the country. Built in 1936, the museum is one of Europe’s oldest open-air museums and it is the second largest museum in Europe, after the one in Stockholm.