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Lipscani

Bucharest, Romania
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Ranked #15 of 109 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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Concord, New Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We only were here during the day. Very active and vibrant part of the city. Lots to see. Great people watching. A mix of old and new, historic sites, restaurants and pubs. Seems like the youthful pub scene is taking over at night. Just walk and check out the architecture of the buildings and the older shops!

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Milan, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

well this is THE place to spend your evenings in Bucharest. I needed 3,4 evening just to actually see all the places without entering. I am a maniac when it comes to this, but I really enjoy checking the details... there are SO many places here it;s difficult to decide, that's why u need more evenings :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Knowing that in the backyards there is a lot of misery and filthy places I really cannot understand how can someone enjoy a beer under a falling facade! I live in București. I love my hometown ! I would rather close this area and force the building owners to restore them ! Only AFTER that ,Lipscani would really become The... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The place is too crowded nowadays and it is filled with people that seems to be there just because they do not want to stay at home.too many night clubs and the quality of the food is getting worst and worst

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61 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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
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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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8 attraction reviews
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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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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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