Palace of the Parliament: the road from shame and horror to glory and pride

During the construction of the People's House, over 200 main architects, about 20,000 workers, 5,000 soldiers and a few other thousand 'volunteers' worked for 7 uninterrupted years. They left us a still unfinished monument that is proudly the second-largest administrative building in the world, after the American Pentagon.

Bragadiru Palace

Bragadiru Palace is to this day, the symbol and importance of the social involvement of the upper class. It is proof of the fact that common sense has been and can be the basis of Romanian society, and the businesses that build value for employees can be some of the most prosperous and long-lived.

Mântuleasa Street

Mântuleasa Street dates from the beginning of the 18th century, but today Mântuleasa Church is the only preserved monument from those times. During the communist era, the former Mântuleasa Slum had to disappear to be replaced by blocks of flats. Despite the plans, Mantuleasa street survived.

The safe of Marmorosh-Blanks Bank has become Bucharest’s most unique bar.

The treasury of the former Marmorosch-Blank bank, the safe where the original safety boxes are located (built of solid brass), has been restored in detail and transformed into an absolutely impressive bar.

The old Cotroceni neighborhood FOTO: O parte din Cartierul Cotroceni pozat in anul 1941| SURSA:

The old Cotroceni neighborhood

The beauty and charm of old Bucharest are scattered throughout the city, but no neighborhood preserves the bourgeois and bohemian atmosphere of the ancient city better than the old Cotroceni neighborhood.

The Fire Tower of Bucharest

Built in 1890 by the order of King Carol I, the Fire Tower represented a strategic element in the development of Bucharest's infrastructure at that time - a city predominantly filled with wooden buildings constructed in a haphazard manner.

The Courtesan of Interwar Bucharest: Mița the Cyclist

Mița the Cyclist loved a luxurious lifestyle and lived life to the fullest, maintaining herself through love. She consistently pushed the boundaries of the historical period in which she lived, demonstrating how an ambitious and rebellious spirit can leave a lasting mark on society for eternity.

The women’s shoes old boulevard

The women’s shoes old boulevard

Ladies' shoes were an accumulation of great effort in the last years of Ceasescu's coumnist regime. There are still traces of them in Bucharest. In the center of the capital, there is at least one street that can be called a shoe street. It is the one between Rosetti Square and Pache Protopopescu Boulevard. Even without their history, the small shops on the ground floor and basement of some beautiful apartment blocks, some of which are unfortunately dilapidated, still remind us of Little Paris.

Bucharest’s Clever guy (Smecher) ID

Bucharest’s Clever guy (Smecher) ID

Although the word șmecher is often associated with Bucharest, it has its origin in a Saxon word which was then modified by the Olteners. It refers to a person, an expert even, who cannot be fooled, with a refined tastes, especially when it comes to wine.

The church of Bucur, the shepherd

The church of Bucur, the shepherd

There is probably no other monument in Bucharest that has more significance for the origin of the city. Fortunately, the church of Bucur the Shepherd not only still exists, but can still be visited today, and that is a great privilege.

Calea Victoriei, the road of my dreams.

Calea Victoriei, the road of my dreams.

On a walk on Calea Victoriei with Mr. Aristotel Bunescu. This text will help you (re)discover one of the oldest and most important boulevards in the history of modern Romania and Bucharest, and entertain you with pictures and short stories about how things have evolved over time.

Maria Rosetti Street &  Caragiale’s statue and absurdity

Maria Rosetti Street & Caragiale’s statue and absurdity

The story of the first statue of I.L. Caragiale - the genius of Romanian drama, proves how absurd society can sometimes be and represents a landmark for the strong influence of the political regime on everyday life.

Bragadiru beer factory

Bragadiru beer factory

Working from childhood as an apprentice in liquor making, Dumitru Marinescu Bragadiru proved that Bucharest was once the city of all possibilities. The Bragadiru factory (later known as Rahova), now in ruins, was based on the ambitions of a young visionary who understood that people in the southern part of the country preferred beer.

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