Bucharest

Contradictory city causes ambiguous feelings. All the sights of Bucharest show either a trace of the past socialist past, or a grand history embodied in architecture and art. Those who say that there is practically nothing to see in Bucharest are mistaken. If you are going here for a short time or passing through, it is worthwhile to see in advance the sights of Bucharest photo with names and description in order to catch the most interesting.

So the list of the best tourist places in front of you:

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Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest

No trip here can do without a visit to the Parliament building. His depressingly giant dimensions became the reason for entering the Guinness Book of Records. The history of the building is connected with the destruction of the old part of the city, which some indigenous people still can not forgive. On its erection, huge funds were spent, which affected the social conditions of the people's life. The interior is simple, but worth a visit.

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Palace of Justice, Bucharest

Very beautiful building in classical style. Located on the bank of the river, it admires the elegance of construction. The size of the square is indicated by the number of rooms inside - there are about 690 of them. If you do not know that the ministers of Themis are sitting here, you can take the palace for a fashionable hotel built in French style.

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Crețulescu Palace, Bucharest

Very beautiful building, the appearance of which also resembles the projects of French architects. The building turned out graceful and ornate at the same time. The premises themselves are closed to visitors, but the building should definitely be considered near. During the tour guides in Bucharest will tell the legend associated with the palace.

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Cantacuzino Castle, Bucharest

In its greatness and significance, the palace is one of the best places of interest in Bucharest. Built in the early XX century, it impresses with its appearance: arched windows, wrought-iron balconies, a luxurious portal. On both sides at the entrance there are 2 lions meeting guests. Inside there is the National Museum, exhibition, ballroom and concert halls, there is an interesting collection of paintings. In the garden in the backyard there are concerts.

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Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest

This place is advised to visit not only tourist and sightseeing agencies but also tourists themselves. The palace is the residence of the president of the country. The buildings of the palace are surrounded by greenery, the gate has watchtowers. Both the appearance and interior decoration surprises with luxury. Here is the National Museum with a worthy exposition of medieval art objects.

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Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest

The appearance of the Romanian copy of the French arch is connected with national traditions: the ancestors of the Romanians had a custom of meeting the winners under the spruce arch. Arch symbolizes the unity of this people. The structure is impressive, engraving on the facade is dedicated to defenders of independence.

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Romanian Athenaeum

Externally, the beautiful building and the interior looks luxurious. Visitors are greeted by a stern gable, reminiscent of Greek buildings, above the pillars towers a dome, richly decorated with decorative elements. It is worth seeing the interior of the concert hall with a historical fresco 75 meters high. Here is the Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra.

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National Museum of Art of Romania

What to see in Bucharest for 1 day to those who appreciate art? Once there lived Romanian kings, today the building stores an extensive collection of art objects: painting, icons, sculptural works. Exhibitions are located in two parts of the gallery: one contains works by national masters, in the other - works by foreign authors.

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Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

Here you have to forget that you are surrounded by the jungle of a modern metropolis. The museum is more like a nature reserve and does not look like a museum in the traditional sense, and this was the main condition of the founder. Entering the territory, you find yourself in a Romanian village with wooden houses, some buildings have historical value. The tour of the museum will give an idea of the way of life and traditions of the Romanian people.

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National Museum of Romanian History

The historical building houses exhibitions that tell about the development of the Romanian people. What the Romanians consider their ancestors ancient Romans, found confirmation in the monument, installed on the stairs. The best recommendations of tourists concern viewing of expositions with national suits, subjects of arts and crafts, sculptures and painting.

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Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral

Although this temple is somewhat remote from the center, excursions in Bucharest still bring the group here, to this large-scale building with luxurious architecture and interior decoration. Initially, the style of construction was traditionally national. Today it clearly traces the traces of Byzantine architecture - the result of multiple reconstructions.