Best area to stay in Bucharest
Bucharest is a city full of history and culture. It is the capital of Romania and is the country´s most populated city, as well as being the most important in terms of commerce, industry and culture. The city is one of the 10 most populated cities in Europe, with a total population of almost 2 million inhabitants, according to the 2011 census.
The best area to stay in Bucharest is without a doubt the city centre, for various reasons. First of all, practically all of the city´s most important monuments and emblematic squares can be found in this area. Secondly, the city centre boasts the best offering of hotels, restaurants and bars. Lipscani street is considered to be the heart of the enchanting old town, where you will find a large variety of bars and restaurants with a great atmosphere, as well as some excellent and reasonably priced hotels.
The centre of Bucharest is small in comparison to tourist areas in other European cities, making it simpler and easier to explore and enjoy. Its narrow streets are charming and full of life, whilst the majority of buildings are old and somewhat unkempt, yet picturesque.
There are many main attractions located in the city centre, such as the Palace of Parliament, the Macca-Villacross passage, the Stavropoleos Monastery, the St. Demetrius Church and the Museum of Natural History, among others.