Many pupils from province are afraid of the life in Bucharest. The agitation in this city could be a headache, but once you get used with it, you will not want to live anymore in another city. Moreover, the expenses are smaller than in other European capitals.
The cost of living in Bucharest is relatively lower than in other European capitals. Therefore, if if you want to chose to live in one of the dorms offered by the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, the monthly rent (including all the utilities) is of approximately 150 RON/month. If you want to live in an appartment, the average rent for an appartment with two rooms is 250-300 Euros.
Regarding the rest of expenses, the food is cheap enough. A student can manage to cover his/her expenses with 250-300 Euros/month, excepting the rent.
Being a developing city, Bucharest offers the possibility to find part-time jobs, fact that might be useful for a student.
The Parliament Palace also known as ‚Casa Poporului’ is the main landmark of Bucharest. It is known even before the revolution as ‚Casa Republicii’ or ‚Casa Poporului’. Its measurements are the following: 270 m wide, 240 m long, 86 m height and 92 m in underground. It has 12 levels at the surface and 8 levels Are 12 nivele la suprafata si alte 8 in underground. According to Guinness Book, this is the second largest administrative building in the world, for civil use.
It was established between 1846 and 1852, after the plans of the architect Joseph Heft. The building was demolished after the damages caused by the German bombs from august 1944. On 20th of December 1973 it was inaugurated a new building of the National Theater, with three performance rooms: the Big Performance Room, the Small Performance Room, and the Workshop Room.
It is considered the heart of the medieval Bucharest. It covers a small labirinth of streets bordered by Calea Victoriei, Doamnei street, Bratianu Boulevard and Halelor Street. The name ‚Lipscani’ comes from the Romanian word for the merchants from Leipzig – the richest and the most inventive merchants from this area. You can find here plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and shops.
It is located on the French Street, and initially, it was a fortress from 14th century build for Mircea cel Batran ruler. Vlad al III-lea Dracul and other voivodes after him enlarged or renovates this palace several times, but the main building, the guards, the watchtower and the bathrooms were built between 1690 and 1714 by Constantin Brancoveanu ruler.
It was named after an Armenian merchant who built it in 1808. It is the only Este singurul caravan-serai that exists any more in Romania. The large yard was meant offer shelter to convoys of carts that traveled through Europe.
Small, but beautifully proportionated, this church is located at a crossroads between Stavropoleos Street and Postei Street. It was initially built as a monastery in 1724 by a few orthodox Greek monks. This church is characterised by charming details, such as rich ornamented columns of stone, a series of arcs built after the oriental style and arcades that surround the lateral part of the building.
With an imperial aspect, the National Museum of History owns numerous pieces of art such as the well-known „Closca cu puii de aur” – 22 gold pieces inlaided with precious stones, jewelleries and pots that are believed to be buried by ostrogots in the 5th century. The collection consists of four fibulae that ressemble with a hen with three chickens.
This is the official residence of the Romanian president. It was projected by Paul Gottereau for the Inheritor Prince Ferdinand and finished in 1895. The main building is located on the place of a former monastery from 17th century, founded by Serban Cantacuzino, voivode of Tara Romaneasca.
Located in the Herastrau Park (the largest park from Bucharest), this museum attracts young and old tourists in the same time. Save at least half a day because you will need time to admire this museum. It is organized as a village, and it is crossed by a web of paths that will lead you to approximately 3000 authentic buildings from each area of the country.
The Botnical Garden „Dimitrie Brandza” (closed on Monday) was founded in 1860 by the well-kown Romanian physician Carol Davila. It was initially located close to the Faculty of Medicine, but its location was changed in 1884 in the actual emplacement, and it received the name of the well-known botanist Dimitrie Brandza, who militated for its survival.
The museum, which is closed Monday and Tuesday, is situated in the former winter palace of king Carol the first (who ruled between 1866 – 1914). Here are exposed original works of the Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, as well as beautiful pieces of mediaval church art.