City Hunt prepares for you a great adventure in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. If you want to participate in the hottest urban adventure, don’t miss this experience!
The next city hunt adventure is probing its land in the old center of the capital, and the surprises are countless.
The organizers turned the Old City Center area into a giant puzzle. According to the game’s regulations, you and your team must find the hidden pieces while completing enjoyable challenges to get bonus points. You can succeed by moving quickly, being witty, and working well with others.
The quest begins in front of BNR’s staircase (National Romanian Bank). The organizers will set up the teams and provide you with puzzle pieces, such as challenges and photo and location cues. The route will conclude with a well-earned water break, and the top teams will get prizes for their keen eye.
Bucharest Old Center Insights
The Old City Center in Bucharest was once a marketplace for international traders before becoming the most well-known spot for having fun in the city (Greeks, Albanians, Bulgarians, Austrians, Serbs, Jews).
Lipscani Street, the main thoroughfare of The Old City Center, has been referred to as „Ulita cea mare” („The huge alley”) since 1589. The traders who brought their wares from Lipsca-Leipzig gave the region the name Lipscani. The majority of the structures on this street were constructed in the XIX century in neo-classical and neo-baroque styles.
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 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.
Valea Regilor (King’s Valley), also named Mecca-Villacrosse passage, has borrowed the name of a famous coffee shop in the area.
The CityHunt adventure is the ideal gift for people who are active and curious. It is a perfect opportunity for foreigners in Romania to get to know the city a bit better and find out interesting insights about Bucharest. The next urban treasure hunts in Bucharest will be on July 16 at Romana Square and University Square and on 19 July at Herastrau Park.
For more information check out the City Hunt website and get your ticket to adventure!