Centrul Vechi

Type: discovery

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Be part of our next event:

13.05.2023

REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS:
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The maximum number of participants is 24.
The edition is confirmed only after the first 6 people are registered.

START AREA:

National Bank Steps (Lipscani str.)

START HOUR:

11:00

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It only takes few minutes to start a new urban challenge.

OVERVIEW

This CityHunt route from the area of The Old City Centre will give you the opportunity to discover urban treasures in a pedestrian site, safe from the Bucharest traffic. The discovery type game will test the rapidity and cleverness of the team.

The urban puzzle and the challenges we have prepared for this event will carry you on the streets full of history of The Old City Centre, which before being the most renowned area for having fun in Bucharest, was the meeting place for merchants all over the world (Greeks, Albanians, Bulgarians, Austrians, Serbs, Jews).

During this treasure hunt event the teams will have fun wandering through the city, at their own pace, searching for the objectives. The route is sprinkled with challenges and sometimes time-sensitive competitions that take place in the checkpoint. 

We will meet all the teams at the finish, to award and celebrate the winners, and the first drink is included in the price of the event.

Frequently asked questions and complete answers about CityHunt events are available here.

 

Location info

The heart of The Old City Centre, Lipscani Street has been documented since 1589 with the original name “Ulita cea mare” (“The big lane”). The name Lipscani came from the merchants that brought their goods from Lipsca-Leipzig. The buildings on this street were built in neo-classical and neo-baroque style  mostly in XIX century.

Selari street received its name from the trade with saddles (RO: sei) that was taking place on the street in those times. The street was also famous for a brothel (from here comes the name of the club “Bordello”). Also on this street, the legend of the most famous courtesan, that picked her man after their wallet, was born. Zaraza fell crazily in love and remained faithful to a singer Cristian Vasile.

Covaci street was well known for street hustlers that were selling chocolate and cigarettes. Also on this street, the legend of the renowned “La Iordache” restaurant was born. It is said that one night, an innkeeper remained without sheep guts for sausages and placed the mix of minced meat and spices directly on the grill and the product was called “mititei”

Another well known story is the one of “Dracula’s Wall” from the basement of the Old Yard (Curtea Veche) where traces of cauldrons  that belonged to Vlad Tepes were found. It is said that he is still haunting this place.

The French Street, initially named “Ulita Islicarilor” (islic = expensive fur cap) was the first street with sewerage and paved with cubic stone.

 

Objectives on the route

During this fun event you will discover numerous historical monuments among which we mention: Stavropoleos Church; Saint Anton Church, the oldest from Bucharest, with a history of over 500 years; King’s Valley, also known as the Mecca-Villacrosse passage; Manuc’s Inn, with a history of over 200 years.

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it only takes few minutes to start a new urban challenge

TESTIMONIALS
The best thing is that together with competitiveness and attempts to get as many points as possible, you have a chance to learn a lot of new about your team, about the city, about yourself… because such type of activities encourages discoveries. Both literally and figurative, and this is an exceptional feature, from my point of view.
We took pictures of the dog of a passerby and we rolled an orange on the floor to realize after that we have to throw it at the target using our mouth, but the most beautiful thing was that I spent time with a wonderful team.
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