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Lipscani

Bucharest, Romania
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Ranked #14 of 100 attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Traveler Description: The Lipscani zone, with the main street with the same name is the oldest remaining part of Bucharest. This area is known as the "historical center... more »
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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

There really isn't anything culturally or historically significant about this area. Yes, there are a few old churches and museums, but most of the "Old Town" area seems to be bars and restaurants, many of which were English or Irish. I'm not sure what all the fuss was about.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Lipscani is a great place to enjoy time with your friends. There are many nice bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants with reasonable prices.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

The Lipscani street and the surrounding area is the historical center of the city. There are beautiful traditional buildings in various degrees of decay (and reconstruction), plenty of sidewalk cafes that serve anything from traditional food and drinks to specialty turkish coffee. Most of the area is closed to automotive traffic and that definitely adds to the charm. In some... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Is part of the old town. You can find there pubs and restaurants, where you can eat at any hour. There are all types of stores and boutiques. The nightlife here is great.

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Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

When one thinks of an "old town center" nostalgic images usually form. Many cities have attempted to preserve some of their old town center charm for historical and touristic reasons. Lipscani, which is synonymous with the Old Town of Bucharest, seems to be decidedly in the touristic column, unless they were shooting for "old" in the literal sense, because many... More

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San Jose, California
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I had a business trip to an office within walking distance of Lipscani - we just spent the weekend and week nights walking around. Yes, it can be crowded with its many pubs, but it was a perfectly enjoyable way to spend my evenings; plenty of things to look at. Other than the cab right to and from the airport,... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A part of an Old Town that has a lot of nice cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs on it. Very good place to relax after working week :)

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Bucharest, Romania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are a tourist don't miss it! It is part of our history. All the buildings, even if they don't look so good because of the cityhall that doesn't take care of this, they are great arhitectural examples of the wonderfull things that were done in Romania during that time. it is romantic and it is very fun.

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96 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fun place in which to get creatively lost. Put the map away, take off the watch and put the cell phone down. Just wander looking in shop windows or bistros and cafes to your heart's content.

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Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is the place to find lots of restaurants and bars, not to mention souvenirs, in a compact area. Be sure to look up, to see the charming architecture. Several historic buildings are in the area, too. Even with physical limitations, walking from the Revolution Square area is doable.

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