25 Incredible Bucharest Photos That Will Ignite Your Wanderlust

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Bucharest is a city that seriously doesn’t get enough love.

At least in terms of tourism, the response to this underrated European capital is typically lukewarm at best. And sure, while Bucharest doesn’t have a reputation for being one of Europe’s “prettiest” capital cities, I’d argue that its charm lies in its mysterious layers, which (when peeled back) uncover some seriously awesome surprises.

I’ve previously written about how Bucharest is like a secret for the cool kids, with a slew of incredible hidden gems if you dig deep enough. Today, I want to showcase the unique vibe of Bucharest in a simpler way: through photos.

With these snapshots, I hope to take you through a visitor’s perspective of Bucharest, so you can hopefully see what this underrated city has to offer… and maybe inspire you to book a trip of your own. Enjoy!

I know that Romania is a gorgeous country with plenty more to see than just Bucharest! I’m hoping to return soon and want YOUR recommendations. Where should I go on my next visit to Romania? Let me know in the comments!


Bucharest thrives in its eclectic architecture. It’s a city where romantic grandeur and stark Communist blocks mix and mingle, leading to constant surprises around every corner.
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The true charm of the city lies in its amazing, hidden spaces, like these:

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And of course we can’t forget the all-too-imposing Palace of Parliament, one of the biggest buildings in the world…

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

The food scene is buzzing, with traditional cuisine being a highlight:

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Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

… and in the summer, the city just comes alive.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

Therme Bucharest, a short drive from the airport, is one of the most incredible indoor spas in Europe.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

 

… and there’s plenty of beautiful buildings to spot, like the incredible Romanian Athenaeum.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

 

Bucharest is undoubtedly a special city… but one that you should save to discover yourself!

Itinerary and travel inspiration for Bucharest, Romania, one of the most underrated cities in Europe! Check out this post on inspiration for things to do in Bucharest and to get a quick guide to the city.

Tell me: where should I visit next in Romania? Let me know in the comments 🙂


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6 thoughts on “25 Incredible Bucharest Photos That Will Ignite Your Wanderlust”

  1. You should hop on a train from the North Railway Station in Bucharest and go to Brasov City. The way till there is amazing and the destination it’s the cherry top. Around Brasov is the Bran Castle or, more popular, Dracula’s castle, then the Peles Castle. From there you can get to the Sphinx in Bucegi Mountains, with breathtaking views. U should also go further from there to Sighisoara which is a fortress-like city, dating from Middle-Ages. Next should be the northest region, Maramures, which is full of traditions, history and beautiful places. Next to it, a little to the east side, is the Bucovina region, where you’ll find traditions, stunning views, old fortesses and a lot of mesmerising monasteries. The food is just divine, especially in the Moldavian part of the country. You’ll also find plenty of homemade alcoholic drinks that u’ll definitely enjoy. You should rent a car as well and drive on “the best road in the world” as per Top Gear (the Transfagarasan) and enjoy the beautiful peaks, lakes and the adrenaline you can get by driving. On the seaside is also extraordinary, with nice places in Constanta City and nightlife and tourist attractions in the resorts around. A little to the south, by the seaside, is Vama Veche, a village turned into a never ending hippie place with nightlife as well and beautiful people, sunrises and music. There is a lot to see in Romania!!

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  2. Wow! Beautiful photos, thank you.

    I am in a process of job interviews for Bucharest (at the moment I live in Sofia, Bulgaria) and after viewing your photos I really hope this job, this new challenge, will be mine 🙂

    Thanks again and also thank you for your great blog!

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