Bucharest is not only the capital of Romania and the largest city in the country, but also the number 1 national tourist, economic and business center. It is the second most populous city in South-Eastern Europe, after Istanbul; but in front of capitals such as Sofia, Belgrade and Athens, "Little Paris" is an eclectic potpourri of people from all over the country, but also from abroad, attracted both by the financial opportunities in the Capital and by the social and cultural ones. With large parks, imposing buildings, numerous bars and wide boulevards guarded by shops, Bucharest attracts like a magnet - despite the fact that the residents born here tend to see only the negative aspects, such as congested traffic.
Spring Palace (Primăverii)
The former residence of the Ceausescu family, at that time the most luxurious home in Romania, is now open to the general public.
You must book at least 24 hours in advance, due to the interest for this monument of luxury from a time when the population slept in the cold and darkness.
The house, as an architectural project, and the interior design elements are the result of the work of the greatest architects and artists of the time, and some of the clothing and decorative pieces are received as gifts from heads of state and important people of the world.