The 'Paris of the East' is a bustling metropolis with sprawling parks and a zesty cultural scene that retains imprints of its Communist heritage
The fictional character of Dracula was inspired by Vlad Dracula, a 15th century Romanian ruler. You can track many Dracula sites in Dracula themed tours like the Old Princely Court, Dracula's birthplace in Sighisoara and Bran Castle.
Spread over 10 hectares in the Herăstrău Park on the banks of Lake Herăstrău of the Colentina River, the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum is an open-air ethnographic museum that showcases traditional Romanian rural architecture and lifestyles.
Commissioned by Nicolae Ceaușescu as part of the reconstruction of Bucharest after the earthquake of 1977, the Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the Romanian Senate, the Chamber of Deputies, the Constitutional Court, and the Legislative Council.