Netflix’s hit show ‘Wednesday’ is set in Jericho, Vermont, which is actually a real place in the United States. Despite this, the show’s director, Tim Burton, decided to recreate the entire town at the Buftea studios, located near Bucharest. The production team also found some unique filming locations in Bucharest.
If you admired the show’s scenery and wondered where you can see them in real life, you can visit the ‘Wednesday’ filming locations in Bucharest!
The exterior of the Nevermore Academy, the school where Wednesday Addams studies at, was filmed at the Cantacuzino Castle in Bușteni, Romania. However, the interior of the academy was filmed at the Monteoru House, situated on Calea Victoriei, in the heart of Bucharest.
Palatul Monteoru, also known as the Monteoru Mansion, was constructed back in 1874 and is a prominent landmark in Bucharest’s center. It was once the headquarters of the Writers of Romania Union, but now it is a thriving cultural center featuring performances, fairs, and exhibitions.
The house also has an impressive garden with a nice terrace where you can drink and spend time with your friends and family.
Also, the second location for filming the interior of Nevermore Academy is the Nicolescu-Dorobanțu House, a real neo-gothic masterpiece, perfectly chosen for portraying the eerie vibes of the show.
The mansion was built between 1911 and 1923 at the initiative of Tațiana Niculescu-Dorobanțu, one of Ion C. Brătianu’s four daughters and you can find it on General Gheorghe Manu Street 9-17.
The imposing building has the appearance of a Gothic cathedral and is distinguished by its constructive and decorative elements: the exposed brickwork in various shades of red, the silhouettes of the towers, the entrance portal, the imposing windows with carved stone carvings in the French Neo-Gothic style, the fretwork details of the terraces and windows, the cornices, the gargoyles, the stained glass windows and the arches marking the exterior and interior.
Bucharest Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden of Bucharest currently occupies 18.2 acres. It is situated on the right bank of Dambovița in the city’s western section. The Botanical Garden „D. Brandza” exhibits the distinctive features of the relief unique to the plain region because it is situated at a low altitude.
The 45 acres of lush flora comprising the gardens include towering pine trees, a lily pond, and a herb garden. Locals utilize this location like a park, wandering its lush lawns and admiring the tropical flora throughout the day when it’s not hosting the high-profile Netflix series.
So, if you want to explore all those filming locations and recreate the iconic ‚ Wednesday scenes, you can easily find them in Bucharest!
Are you visiting Bucharest’s Botanical Garden? Until March 2024, this period might be the best thing to do if you’re also a fan of Alice in Wonderland. Garden of Lights Bucharest will offer the magic of the famous story in lights and music.
Photo credits: Netflix