Bucharest has a lot to offer. From beautiful historic buildings to hidden ‘secret alleys’, beautifully designed shops, quirky museums, an emerging coffee, and foodie scene during a street festival, and the craziest nightlife in this part of Europe, Bucharest has got it all.
Be sure you’ll find plenty of Instagrammable places in Bucharest just waiting for a creative eye to capture it. No matter if you only spend one day in Bucharest or much more, these are some places you need to see. Let’s see some of these places together.
There are so many fantastic spots to take photos from beautiful angles in Carturesti, but the classic shot is on the spiral staircase. There’s something about the white staircases and railings against the colorful backdrop of thousands of books that just screams Instagrammable.
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, Cărturești Carusel opened its doors in 2015 after five years of a massive reconstruction of the building where it stands at the moment.
The Romanian Athenaeum
The Romanian Athenaeum will quickly become one of your favorite places in Bucharest. This building is so stunningly beautiful inside and out that it became one of the most photographed places in the city. Some even say it is the city symbol.
If you decide to step inside for some pictures, please make sure to use a wide-angle lens to get the perfect picture for your Instagram account.
‘Dimitrie Gusti’ National Village Museum
Right next to the Arch of Triumph, you will find this open-air ethnographic museum that showcases traditional Romanian village life. It has 272 authentic peasant farms and houses, all with their unique architecture adapted to the way of life of each region. All the buildings were moved from their original sites and placed in the National Museum of the Village „Dimitrie Gusti”.
The Palace of the Parliament
The Palace of the Parliament is the world’s second-largest administrative building, after the Pentagon. It’s also the most expensive administrative building and the heaviest building in the world. And honestly, when you visit it, you understand why the Romanian Palace of Parliament holds all these records!
When it comes to pictures, there are two spots that represent a part of the most instagrammable places in Bucharest: you will want to head to the water fountains leading from Piata Unirii to the Palace of Parliament, and the Izvor Park.
The CEC Palace in Bucharest, built in 1900 and situated on Calea Victoriei opposite the National Museum of Romanian History, is the headquarters of the National Savings Bank CEC nowadays called the CEC Bank. This building will definitely catch your eye the moment you pass by it.
The CEC Palace is also one of the capital’s most solid buildings as its structure was not damaged by the earthquakes that in time, left traces in Bucharest. Its glass-metal dome along with the entrance that features an arch supported by two pairs of columns makes the headquarters of CEC Bank one of the top attractions for architecture lovers.
In keeping with the “Paris of the East’ theme, Bucharest has a lot of Parisian-style arcades full of cafés and lovely outdoor seating. They’re insanely beautiful to photograph and you can find a few located around the Old Town. The largest and most beautiful is Macca-Vilacrosse Passage, near Calea Victoriei.
It’s a great place to wander around with your camera or stop for a coffee in one of Bucharest’s most beautiful alleys.
The “Central Park” of Bucharest, the Cismigiu Gardens are a wonderful oasis from the chaotic traffic of Bucharest. Done in the English garden style, this park is truly unique and easily one of the most Instagrammable spots in Bucharest.
There is a beautiful artificial lake with fountains, monuments, a beautiful bridge, plus tons of benches and trees which look even more beautiful during the autumn! The streets around Cismigiu Gardens are also well worth a wander, as they are beautiful and ornate and the streets are very peaceful.
The Stavropoleos Church was built in the first decades of the 18th century and is, even today, one of the most beautiful churches from Bucharest.
While most of the time, you have to head outside of the city to find a monastery, this one is actually in the heart of the Old Town, making it extremely convenient to visit.
Grand Hotel Continental
Grand Hotel Continental is a boutique 5-star hotel in Bucharest located in the city center, on the most beautiful boulevard – Victoriei Avenue. The luxury hotel is not just a place of accommodation in Bucharest, but a unique experience in a 5-star hotel in Bucharest.
Grand Hotel Continental has a quiet and calm atmosphere in the heart of Bucharest. It is a building with character, where vintage furniture creates a special place for accommodation in Bucharest.
Arthur Verona Street
When it comes to vibrant murals, this street is definitely the most colorful place in Bucharest. Located just a few steps away from Romana Square, Arthur Verona Street is full of amazing street art that will give your Instagram feed the pop of color it needs for a playful vibe. The walls here are painted every year during Street Delivery, which is an event dedicated to the arts, urbanism, and architecture.