5 reasons to love beautiful Bucharest

Bucharest bound? Then you need to check out these five spots, recommended by Patricia Iordache. Having grown up in the city, she knows what you just can’t miss.

The Romanian capital of Bucharest has seen a surge in development the the last few years and is turning into quite the exciting destination. It has everything you could possibly need from a big city break.

Bucharest is perfect for the younger generations. It is a city where the nightlife has reached a whole new level in the last couple of years, being one of the most targeted places when it comes to having fun,” she explains.

As a true Bucharester, Patricia (24) is the perfect guide to what you must see and do in when in the city. She grew up in the city and we caught up with the local girl to learn more about the city’s hidden secrets. Check out her top five recommendations. You’re sure to be in for a treat!

1. Tasting Romania at Caru’ ce Bere

Got a craving for a taste of Romania? The capital has several great restaurants, but Patricia’s favourite is a quite famous one.

Caru ce Bere is a famous restaurant placed in the historical centre of the city. It’s really popular among tourists and locals alike and serves great traditional Romanian food.”

Things to do in Bucharest - Caru’ ce Bere restaurant, slided meat and tomatoes, a knife.

2. Strolling through Herastrau Park

“Herastrau Park is a huge park and a national reservation [which has been open] since 1930. It’s a great place to visit, go for a walk and just relax. If you’re feeling hungry there are plenty of restaurants and bars on the sides.”

Things to do in Bucharest - trees and two benches in Herastrau Park.

3. Diving into vast amounts of books at Carturesti

Every city has its bookstores, but Bucharest has a quite unique one. This newly remodelled store is one of a kind and sure to leave a lasting impression.

Carturesti Carusel is a very cosy library in the central area of Bucharest. It’s a great spot where you can enjoy a sip of tea and a book at your choice, as well as do some shopping.”

4. Dancing the night away at Fratelli

If you think Bucharest is lacking in nightlife, think again. The Old Town recently underwent massive renovations and is now one of the hot spots for a night out in Europe.

Fratelli is one of the city’s best places when it comes to clubbing. It has great music and an atmosphere targeting all ages,” Patricia says.

Things to do in Bucharest - one of the best clubs in Bucharest, people dancing on the dance floor, and lights. Fratelli Studios

photo credit: © Victor Gheorghita / Fratelli

5. Visiting a hipsters heaven at Alt Shift

Alt Shift is a very nice hipster bar, only 5 minutes from the city centre. This should be your go-to place for a nice chat and a glass of wine. If you’re feeling hungry you can also grab some amazing homemade pasta here.”

Thanks, Patricia!

So whether you want to dance into the early morning or take in the impressive sights that the city has on display, you won’t be disappointed. For a stylish and comfortable home base for your adventures, stay at our Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence. Here you’ll find everything you need right in the heart of the bustling city.