Wallachia Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Wallachia

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Jewish History Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Bucharest’s Jewish History Museum was founded in 1978 by Moses Rosen, who was the city’s chief rabbi between 1964 and 1994; it is found in the ornate Holy ...  Read more

Palace of Parliament

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Romania’s most controversial building sits like a megalith in the middle of Bucharest, a monument to the folly and ego of fallen Communist dictator Nicolae ...  Read more

Great Synagogue

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Hidden away in Bucharest’s old Jewish quarter, the Great Synagogue (or the Great Polish Synagogue) was built by the city’s Polish-Jewish community in 1845 and ...  Read more

Museum of the Romanian Peasant

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Located in the center of Bucharest, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant is one of the leading museums in Europe dedicated to popular arts and traditions. Named ...  Read more

Choral Temple (Templul Coral)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

One of the first synagogues in Bucharest was the Choral Temple, which was completed in 1857 by architects Enderle and Freiwald; it is a copy of the ...  Read more

Cotroceni Palace (Palatul Cotroceni)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest is the headquarters and residence of the Romanian president, as well as home to the National Cotroceni Museum. The original ...  Read more

Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Taking centerstage in Bucharest’s Old Town, Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei) is located along the central boulevard of Victoriei Street and has long been ...  Read more

Village Museum (Muzeul Satului)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Eastern Europe’s foremost open-air museum was opened in 1936 and presents a collection of more than 60 historic rural buildings from across Romania and of ...  Read more

Holocaust Memorial

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Finally inaugurated in 2009 after a long (and somewhat controversial) wait, Bucharest’s Holocaust Memorial serves as a stark reminder of the thousands of ...  Read more

National Museum of Art of Romania

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Housed in the majestic former Royal Palace, which stands on Revolution Square and dates from 1812, the National Museum of Art of Romania opened in 1947; it was ...  Read more

Carol Park (Liberty Park)

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

With a history dating back to the early 1900s, Carol Park (Liberty Park) is one of Bucharest’s oldest parks, built by French designer Eduard Redont to mark ...  Read more

Cantacuzino Castle

The sprawling Cantacuzino Castle was completed in 1911 to plans drawn up by architect Grigore Cerchez; it was designed as a hunting lodge for Prince Gheorghe ...  Read more

Comana Monastery

Founded in 1471 by Vlad the Impaler (the real-life ‘Count Dracula’ who inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional character of the same name), the Comana Monastery has ...  Read more

Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave

High up in the mountainous Bucegi Natural Park just south of Brasov, the tiny white Orthodox monastery of Ialomicioara sits underneath a sheer cliff face; it ...  Read more

Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf)

First built in 1878 as a wooden monument to mark Romania’s Independence, Bucharest’s Arch of Triumph (Arcul de Triumf) has long been one of the city’s most ...  Read more

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