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Old Town

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Address: Bucharest, Romania

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You must visit the old town, great bars and restaurants open almost 24/7 a few souvenir shops to buy tat. Spend the day here and keep coming back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

You must visit the old town, great bars and restaurants open almost 24/7 a few souvenir shops to buy tat. Spend the day here and keep coming back!

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is presumably the oldest part of Bucharest. It used to be 100 yrs. ago the central point for all the Bucharest business and social life of the high and mighty. These days few attempts have been made to restore its original glory and some, but very few, managed though. There are few streets crisscrossing each other and surrounded by... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

There are some hidden gems. Restaurants and some shops. Nothing too much of extraordinary. Must visit if you're in bucharest.

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Newnan, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

In Bucharest one night for business (spent 2 weeks out in the country). We walked around with a local, but we really did not need a translator. Almost everyone there speaks a second language (English, French, Spanish, Italian etc) very well. Old buildings are being refurbished but that does take time. Found a great beer pub - Beer O' Clock.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Unlike the classically stunning medieval cities of many East European capitals (though often rebuilt in the identical ancient style after 2nd WW destruction), Bucharest Old Town is nothing like them! It is tatty (though undergoing lots of refurbishing), but it's still lively and full of nice bars and restaurants, and is the place to be for an evening's activities. It... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went in February and were very disappointed with the old town which seemed to have no redeeming features. If you have visited the old town in (eg) in Tallinn, Gdansk, Prague or Brasov, do not expect comparable architecture, cafes, shops etc. Maybe it would be better in spring/summer....but I doubt it.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The old town of Bucharest is somewhat old but is not nearly as lovely as the oldest parts of other cities in Europe. Obviously it is not Romania's fault that it is like this, but other sights are more impressive.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is the place to wander around in, it's basically the only place in Bucharest where you'll find every building worth visiting. and it teems with nightlife.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

this is the place to go if you want to check out local food and beers. just be prepared to walk around crowded streets if you go there on a Friday or Saturday night.

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Timisoara, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Unlike other historical centers from different european capitals, this one in Bucharest is not that big and not that impressive from the architectural point of view. So it transformed itself in the "center of fun". So, for some time now, the historical center became one of the most popular and busy attractions in Bucharest, especially for young people and tourists... More 

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