"Bucharest" Bucharest by liliana91

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Bucharest(romanian:București) is the capital city,cultural,industrial and financial centre of Romania.
Is the largest city in the country with almost 2,000,000 people.Bucharest is the 6th largest city in the European Union by population within city limits.Is divided in 6 sectors.


The name of Bucur has an uncertain origin: tradition connects the founding of Bucharest with the name of Bucur who was either a prince, an outlaw, a fisherman, a shepherd, or a hunter, according to different legends.
In Romanian the word stem bucur means 'glad', 'joy'.

The six sectors

->SECTOR 1:Dorobanți, Băneasa, Aviației, Pipera, Aviatorilor, Primăverii, Romană, Victoriei, Herăstrău Park, Bucureștii Noi, Dămăroaia, Strǎulești, Grivița, 1 Mai, Băneasa Forest, Pajura, Domenii and a small part of Giulești which includes Giulești Stadium
->SECTOR 2:Pantelimon, Colentina, Iancului, Tei, Floreasca, Moşilor, Obor, Vatra Luminoasă, Fundeni, Plumbuita, Ștefan cel Mare, Baicului
->SECTOR 3:Vitan, Dudești, Titan, Centrul Civic, Dristor, Lipscani, Muncii, Unirii
->SECTOR 4:Berceni, Olteniței, Giurgiului, Progresul, Văcărești, Timpuri Noi, Tineretului
->SECTOR 5:Rahova, Ferentari, Giurgiului, Cotroceni, 13 Septembrie, Dealul Spirii
->SECTOR 6:Giulești, Crângași, Drumul Taberei, Militari, Grozǎvești (also known as Regie), Ghencea

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:is a big city,so you have everything that you want..
  • Cons:too big
  • In a nutshell:also known as "Little Paris of the East"
  • Last visit to Bucharest: Jun 2011
  • Intro Updated Jun 24, 2011
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  • yzed's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2014 at 2:28 AM

    Good tips in this page..! I'm planning to visit end of this month. Any suggestions for fun there?
    Thanks, :)

    • liliana91's Profile Photo
      Aug 2, 2014 at 2:48 PM

      Hi.. Well, you could always have fun in the Old Center - Lipscani area, it's a place with many bars, pubs, restaurants..

  • Luckell's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    You have done a great work with your Bucharest travel page! Nice to see, thanks for the tips!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Very good tips you put up.
    I will be in Bucharest for a short visit in june when i am going to the euromeet in Sibiu.
    Hopefully i will have a little time to explore the city too.

    • liliana91's Profile Photo
      May 2, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      Hope you will like Bucharest. If you have any question, I'll be happy to help you.

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2012 at 6:11 AM

    Thanks for a nice tour around your hometown Liliana:) Your travelogues were especially good:)Mulţumesc

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2012 at 3:54 AM

    Nice page, going to Romania next week, I hope I have some time to see Bucharest after my previous trip back in 1989!

  • Fen's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Nice Page on Bucharest, I went there a few years back and had a great time with my Romanian friends that live there. They certainly made us feel welcome..!

  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2012 at 5:05 AM

    Hope you have a fantastic birthday!

  • asiantraveler's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    romania i want to know more about romania. nice pictures liliana

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Great Bucharest pages! Thanks for sharing.

  • SWFC_Fan's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Thanks for dropping by my Helsinki page, Liliana! :-)
    Great tips on your home city!
    We enjoyed visiting Cismigiu and Herastrau parks during a visit to Bucharest a few years ago. Parliament Palace really is a huge building isn't it? We were amazed at the size of it.

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