Bucharest was first mentioned in documents in 1459. It became the capital of Romania in 1862 and is the centre of Romanian media, culture, and art. Its architecture is a mix of historical (Neoclassical and Art Nouveau), interbellum (Bauhaus and Art Deco), communist era and modern. In the period between the two World Wars, the city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of 'Little Paris'. These days, Bucharest is a thriving, modern metropolis - the tenth largest in the European Union - home to almost 2 million people. Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania. The city has a number of large convention facilities, educational institutes, cultural venues, traditional 'shopping arcades' and recreational areas. Bucharest is proud to host four matches of the UEFA EURO 2020 Final Tournament and is ready to welcome football fans from around the world. Local Authorities from Bucharest consider the event to be an extraordinary chance to promote sport among locals, develop sport infrastructure and promote Romania as a touristic destination.


The UEFA European Under-21 Championship will be held in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. It will be hosting six group matches, one quarter-final and one semi-final. All eight games will be disputed throughout the second half of June and first half of July:
Group matches: Wednesday 21st, Sunday the 24th, Tuesday the 27th
Quarter-final: Wednesday 5th Semifinal: Saturday 1st


Is a football stadium in Bucharest, Romania, which hosts the home matches of FC Rapid Bucharest (Owned by Ministry of Transport and Operated by CS Rapid). The stadium cost 39 million euros and is located in the Giulești district, on the former site of the Giulești-Valentin Stănescu Stadium. “Giulești Stadium” has after reconstruction a capacity of over 14.054 seats in the main stands, meets UEFA Category IV Stadium standards. Total budget was 98.000.000 lei, financed by the National Investment Company, built for EURO 2020. The new stadium also includes athletics track under the grandstands, a gym under the North Lawn, 28 accommodation spaces for athletes, administrative spaces, shop, food area, media and VIP spaces.


Is a multipurpose stadium in Bucharest, Romania. It primarily serves as the home stadium of CSA Steaua Bucharest (Owned and operated by CS Steaua), replacing the former stadium, Stadionul Steaua. On July 7, 2021, the stadium was inaugurated with the match between Steaua Bucharest and OFK Beograd, won by Steaua 6-0. The same match also inaugurated the old stadium. ‘’Steaua Stadium” has after reconstruction a capacity of over 31.254 seats in the main stands and meets UEFA Category IV Stadium standards.

Local Authorities from Bucharest consider the event to be an extraordinary chance to promote sport among locals, develop sport infrastructure and promote Romania as a touristic destination.


1. The Palace of Parliament

Considered one of the most impressive buildings in the world, it entered the Guinness World Record in the category of administrative buildings representing the second largest administrative building after the Pentagon. This grandiose project, originally entitled „The House of the Republic” later „The People’s House” and finally became „The Palace of Parliament”, was started in 1984 under the direct supervision of the Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu. Nowadays, the building is used by the Parliament of Romania, the National Museum of Contemporary Art and several other institutions. Also, the building serves as an international conference and meeting centre. The palace can be toured and offers visiting programs in several international languages.
Address: 2-4 Izvor St.

2. “Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum

Founded by royal decree in 1936, this fascinating ethnographic outdoor museum located down on the Herăstrău lakeside will take you back in time revealing the everyday life of people in Romanian villages. Traditional houses, farms, wooden churches and mills, all relocated from different parts of Romania, carefully taken apart, shipped to the museum and rebuilt in order to recreate the village setting.
Address: 28-30 Pavel Dimitrievici Kiseleff Bvd.

3. The National History Museum of Romania

The National History Museum of Romania is one of the representative institutions of Romanian culture. It is housed by a historic monument building, formerly known as the Palace of the Post, in the old history centre of Bucharest. Here, you will find a real size replica of the famous Trajan’s Column in Rome, an impressive set of Roman marbles, some of the famous Dacian Bracelets and the Pietroasele treasure (4th century gothic treasure of gold items). Also, you can see the Steel Crown of Romania of King Carol I. The crown was made from the steel of a cannon captured by the Romanian Army during the War of Independence (1877-1878) against the Ottomans.
Address: 12 Victoriei Avenue.

4. The Old City Centre

The Old Town is part of the historic heart that was not demolished during the communist period. Today, the Old Town area is very populated, renowned for its tourist attractions and leisure activities, representing a gathering place for the city’s younger generation. There are countless restaurants, terraces, cafes, bars and clubs but also art and antiques shops, bookstores and theatres. Lipscani Street is one of the oldest streets of Bucharest, being documented on 5 June 1589. Known as the „main street”, Lipscani was the main commercial and crafts street of the town. Archaeological discoveries made at Linden Inn in basements Gabroveni Inn and Lipscani passage prove that the area was inhabited as early as the fifteenth century. Along with Romanian in this area were the communities of merchants and Greeks, Bulgarians, Serbs, Armenians, Hebrew, Albanian and Austrian. This is why the buildings were influenced by various styles prevalent as those of Renaissance and Baroque.

5. Victoriei Avenue

Victoriei Avenue is Bucharest’s oldest and, arguably, most charming street. Built in 1692 to link the Old Princely Court to Mogoșoaia Palace, it was initially paved with oak beams. The street became Victoriei Avenue in 1878, after the victory in the War of Independence. Currently, it is heavily populated, but also crowded by numerous restaurants, bars and cafes. Victoriei Avenue is also a magnet for shopping, as there are numerous with international brands outlets.

6. King Michael the 1st Park

King Michael the 1st Park (formerly known as Herăstrău Park) is located in the northern part of Bucharest, on the Herăstrău lakeside, covering an area of 110 hectares. It is an excellent place for walks and leisure. There is an outdoor cinema, a summer theatre and tennis courts. In the summertime, many terraces open on the shores of the lake and you can take cruises on the lake in boats and small ships.

7. The Old Princely Court Museum

Old Princely Court Palace The museum is organized within the space provided by the Princely Court, where Wallachian rulers resided beginning with the 14th century and preserves the historic print of the 18th century as well as wall fragments from the time of Vlad Ţepeş (1456-1462) - also known as Vlad Dracula, as well as the foundations of the first residence. According to local lore, Vlad kept his prisoners in dungeons which commenced beneath the Princely Court and extended under the city.
Address: 25 Franceză St.

8. The National Art Museum of Bucharest

Built between 1927 and 1937 in neoclassical style, the palace was home to King Carol II and to his son, King Mihai I, until 1947, when monarchy was abolished in Romania. Today, the former Royal palace houses the Romanian National Art Museum featuring one of the largest collections of paintings in Romania. The museum has on display over 70,000 exhibits divided into two main galleries: The National Gallery, which also comprises works by the best Romanian painters (Ion Andreescu, Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Gheorghe Petraşcu, etc.) and the European Art Gallery that has the art collection of King Charles I.
Adress: 49-53 Victoriei Avenue.

9. Bucharest Museum – Suţu Palace

Suţu Palace is one of the oldest aristocratic residences in Bucharest and one of the few buildings that has remained unchanged for over 150 years. The museum houses numerous collections and exhibitions related to the history of Bucharest, as well as to aspects of life in the city.
Address: 2 Ion Bratianu Bvd.

10. The Arch of Triumph

The Arch of Triumph is a monument of architecture and cultural heritage object and is a representative edifice of Bucharest, commemorating the victory of Romanian armies in World War I, the emergence of Greater Romania and the crowning of King


Many come to Bucharest as tourists and leave as friends. Some ... don’t leave at all! Once you’ve tasted the exciting life of the city, it’s tempting to live it for a while. An incredibly diverse accommodation offering, with one of the most affordable real estate markets in Europe, makes it both attractive and easy to relocate. Should you decide to spend just a short time, you’re also spoiled with choices. Currently there are 353 units of accommodation in Bucharest (1* to 5* hotels, hostels, guest houses, rent apartments) with an accommodation capacity of 27.588 places. And the number of accommodation options is growing fast.


Bucharest has undergone a culinary revolution in recent years, fast becoming an ultimate destination for foodies around the world. The Romanian cuisine is very diverse and rich in flavours, there are many customs and traditions, culinary dishes and special dishes for the holidays. The best of Romanian specialties are „mici” (grilled meat rolls), „sarmale” (minced meat rolls in cabbage leaves or vines) or „Ciorbă de burtă” and for dessert it is recommend to taste „papanași” (a kind of sweet donuts filled with sweet cream and cherry). In terms of strong drinks you can try “Țuică” - a liquor made by fermenting and distilling plums.


The city has got it all: from big department stores, malls, and international brand chains to small neighbourhood shops and luxurious boutiques. Take a walk on Victoriei Avenue and you will find modern galleries and exclusive department stores, as well as small jewellery boutiques and Romanian unique shops. Art lovers can find bookshops, art galleries, art and decoration shops, Romanian porcelain or Romanian brushed-up ornamental glass. For Romanian folklore souvenirs or vintage bargains check out the handicraft shops in Historical Centre (Old Town) of Bucharest.


Bucharest is the city where almost 2 million inhabitants live. 181,000 companies and a workforce of approximately 1 million people produce an annual GDP of 31,144 million euro, representing 20% of Romanian GDP. In this productive environment with its international mix of industries, companies of all sizes flourish, from big industrial groups to small software developers. Bucharest is the most important business centre in Romania, hosting the headquarters of the Romanian and foreign banks alike. With high potential yields, Bucharest has become an increasingly popular place for foreigners to invest.

Surrounding Bucharest

Once in Bucharest worth making a short trip to: • Mogoșoaia Palace is 17 km from Bucharest and accommodates Brâncovanian Art Museum which is an important tourist attraction.
• Snagov Monastery, located 45 km north of Bucharest, is built on an island on Lake Snagov. Monastery gained its fame due to a legend that Vlad Tepes (Vlad Dracula) was buried here, by the monks of the monastery.
• Comana Natural Park is about 30 km from Bucharest and has the largest protected area in the south of Romania which covers 25,000 hectares and ranks second as biodiversity throughout the country, after the Danube Delta.

Note: Bucharest is located at a distance of 260 km from the Danube River, 120 km from the Carpathians Mountains and 226 km from the Black Sea


Getting There

If you want to plan a trip to Bucharest, you’ll be surprised how easily you can reach the capital of Romania. The airport is located in Otopeni on the Bucureşti–Ploieşti highway, 16.5 km from the centre of Bucharest. There is one express bus line travelling from the airport to the city: 783 (to / from Piața Unirii), running between 5.30am–11.00pm daily. The journey time is approximately 45-60 min. A train is also available to / from Gara de Nord railway station.
+4021 204 12 00 or +4021 204 12 10

Henri Coandă International Airport
Transport from the airport
By bus
Bucharest benefits from an express line that connect the airport to the city centre. It’s slower than going by taxi, but it’s certainly the best option for those travelling on a budget. Line 783 goes to Unirii Square in the city centre. The journey takes an approximate time of 40 – 60 minutes.

By train
To get to the Bucharest’s city centre you may want to consider taking the train from the Arrivals terminal. It’s only a 20-minute journey to Gara de Nord railway station, where you can hop directly on the metro and make your way around the city.

By taxi
Taxis are quite affordable in Bucharest, so this is a very convenient option especially when travelling in a group. You can request a ride using taxi apps or with the help of the touchscreen terminals in the arrivals area. Depending on traffic and time of arrival, the journey to the city centre will set you back between €10 and €20 and takes about 30 minutes.

By rental car
Major rental car companies have offices within the passageway between the Departures and Arrivals terminals. Keep in mind that there will be road closures around UEFA Festival sites, the stadium and major attractions and parking options are limited. It’s best to stick to public transport.

Transport in the city
By public transport

The five colour-coded metro is the most efficient way to get around in terms of public transport, although it doesn’t cover the entire city. Check the official website for a complete network map. The system of buses and trams is of impressive size and covers most of the built-up area. The Metro runs from 5:00am and 11:00pm daily. There are five subway (Metrou) lines (M1, M2, M3, M4 and the recently inaugurated M5). Subway stations are indicated with the letter „M” (blue, on a white background).

Bucharest benefits from an extensive public transport network consisting of buses, trolleybuses, trams, and express lines. These run between 5:00am and 11:00pm, but some night services are also available. For more details and to plan your journey visit
All buses operated by the official public transit network STB are accessible. The majority of metro stations can be accessed by wheelchair users, but assistance may be required to navigate the gap between the platform and the train.

Top tip: Travelling in Bucharest couldn’t be easier. 24/72-hour Tourist Travel Passes can be bought at the ticket offices operated by all transport carriers: STB SA, Metrorex SA, CFR Călători SA and Transferoviar Călători SRL. You can also choose to tap your credit or debit card directly at the metro turnkeys or at the validators found inside the vehicles.

By foot
Why not take a walking tour when you first arrive in Bucharest? It’s a great way to get familiar with your surroundings and it’ll help you make your way through the city like a pro.

By bike
Cycling may not be as popular in Bucharest as in other European cities but exploring its numerous parks on two wheels is a great way to unwind after a busy matchday. Wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended.

By car
If possible, avoid driving in the city. There will be road closures around the stadiums and you won’t find any parking available.

By taxi
Taxi apps work like a charm in Bucharest and you’ll know the exact fare in advance. If you prefer a traditional taxi, you can easily hail one in the central areas of the city but avoid unlicensed providers. Official taxis usually have the price per km displayed on the door and they always use a meter. The rate per km starts at around €0.40 – €0.50

Romania’s currency is the leu (plural lei), divided into 100 bani. Notes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. Bank cards are accepted almost everywhere. The exchange rate for one Euro is approximately 4.95 lei.

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