1. Romania
  2. Bucharest
  3. Patriarchal Cathedral

Bucharest: Little Paris Walking Tour

Product ID: 189195
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Dive into the lesser-known parts of Bucharest to understand how the city transformed itself from a village-like town on the outskirts of the Ottoman Empire to the splendid and decadent city known as “the little Paris”.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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  • Discover the pristine Patriarchal Cathedral and hill
  • Learn about political rulers and events that shaped Bucharest in the 19th century
  • Relax in the picturesque Carol Park
  • Explore French-inspired Neo-Classical Architecture and reconverted industrial spaces
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On this small group walking tour, explore the history of the second half of 19th century, including its impact on Bucharest's architecture, economy, and society. During the 3-hour walk (with a short-break), you will visit the picturesque neighborhoods around the Patriarchal Cathedral and Carol Park, including:

• Romania's former headquarters of the Parliament, designed in French Neoclassical style
• The "Romanian Vatican", a pristine hill considered to the administrative center of the Orthodox Church
• Private art collections and beautifully crafted house interiors from the Belle Epoque period
• Fabrica Club, a funky and fascinating industrial facility that has been reconverted into a music club
• One of Bucharest's oldest and most picturesque parks
• Industrial heritage from late 19th century, built during the Industrial Revolution

The tour includes a short break for drinks and toilet.
  • Entrance to Ligia and Pompiliu Macovei Art Collection
  • Entrance to Good Living Residence
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

Aleea Dealul Mitropoliei, 19 - Near the statue of Cuza

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
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The tour involves a moderate amount of walking, so please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
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Product ID: 189195