Bucharest, Romania has one of the most beautiful and unique skylines in Europe. It also offers countless hidden gems that may have gone unseen by many who have visited the city in the past. If you’re planning on visiting Bucharest in the near future, be sure to check out these best kept secrets of Bucharest!
Strada Arthur Verona
Although Bucharest has not yet fully embraced its street art community, it seems that the process is well under way. The city’s walls and buildings are getting more colourful every day, and if you know where to look, you can uncover some truly remarkable art. Start at Strada Arthur Verona, where you may take in a lot of stunning artworks and graffiti. If you venture down Calea Șerban Vodă towards Șoseaua Giurgiului, you’ll pass by dozens of new murals. If this doesn’t satisfy your artistic appetite, head east along Bulevardul Lascăr Catargiu and make your way to Parcul Carol I; there will be many more works of street art for your viewing pleasure!
Romanian Kitsch Museum
Even if “kitsch” culture doesn’t interest you, a trip to the Romanian Kitsch Museum should be enjoyable. Here, instances of Romanian kitsch are presented in the classiest possible manner. This encompasses all kitsch-related apparel, furniture, decorations, and other stuff. They have so much variety! From embroidered shirts with creepy sayings like I’m sorry for what I said when I was hungry, to pictures with idyllic landscapes, the museum is full of weirdly wonderful finds. The museum is free and there is plenty of parking available, but be warned that they do not speak English here so come prepared with patience or knowledge of Romanian.
Little Armenia, often known as Bucharest’s Armenian Quarter, is a genuinely distinctive location. The area is often devoid of tourists and is named after the sizable Armenian diaspora that lives there. You might spend hours admiring the homes, distinctive architecture, and greenery while also stopping for a break at one of the eateries for a typical dinner. Be sure to visit nearby Mihai Eminescu Park for some time away from the hustle and bustle of city life.