"Strada Lipscani" Bucharest Things to Do Tip by SWFC_Fan

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  Strada Lipscani, Bucharest
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Strada Lipscani is a pedestrianised shopping and entertainment street in the heart of Bucharest city centre. It is located a short walk north of Piata Unirii and connects Bulevardul I C Bratianu with Calea Victoriei.

My friend and I spent a fair portion of our time in that area during our visit to the city in March 2008. We weren't interested in the shops (there are a few boutiques, clothes shops, sports shops, travel agents and other typical high street stores, but nothing that looked particularly impressive), but we found that this was a great place to find somewhere to eat or to enjoy a few beers in one of the pubs or cafes.

Compared to pedestrianised shopping streets in other European capitals, I must say that Strada Lipscani looked a bit tired and in need of a lick of paint at the time of our visit. One of the buildings on Lipscani is practically derelict (and actually houses a novelty bar where you can enjoy a drink amongst the rubble), while other buildings are in need of repair.

In fact, there was a lot of ongoing construction around Lipscani when we visited, so it will be interesting to see how it looks after the facelift is complete.

Running parallel to Lipscani, you will find the small street of Strada Gabroveni, which contains the popular Offside Pub sports bar and the bustling Fire Club bar and nightclub.

At the end of Lipscani closest to Calea Victoriei, you will find an interesting covered passage (Pasaj Macca), which runs parallel to Lipscani and which houses some excellent outdoor cafes and a Chinese restaurant.

A major pedestrianised shopping and dining street in the heart of Bucharest city centre.

Address: Strada Lipscani
Directions: A short walk north of Piata Unirii, connecting Bulevardul I C Bratianu with Calea Victoriei.

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  • Written May 5, 2008
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