Architecture in Bucharest

Bucharest, the Romanian capital is a vibrant city filled with a lot of interesting and awesome contrasts.  It is also referred to as little Paris since its architecture and lifestyle ones resembled that of Paris. It is the largest city in Romania serving as a cultural, administrative, industrial and a financial centre. Its history is perfectly written by its architecture and today the city is glowing in some of the most unique and one of a kind buildings, soviet era structures and the French architecture. This list gives a number of architecture that greatly defines Bucharest.

  • Romanian Athenaeum

The Romanian Athenaeum was built in 1888 and it has been able to pass the tests of time since then. It is an important building serving as a cultural landmark. It also symbolizes Romanian national pride. Its building was entirely financed by the general public after its original designer’s project owners ran out of finances. The ceiling of the lobby of this building shines with a golden leaf and the its concert hall has monuments themed about important events that Romania would want to keep millions of year in to the future.

  • Parliament of Romania

The palace of the parliament of Romania is the second largest and the heaviest building in the world with regards to surface area, coming second after the pentagon. It is a 12 storey building with more than 1000 rooms. Its construction kicked off in 1983 when Romania was still under rule by the communists and by 1989 it was still under construction. Its entire completion was financed by the general public after its patrons ran out of funds. Today it harbors the Romanian senate and chamber of deputies and the headquarters of the SECI is also located here. Another astonishing fact about this building is that it is visible from the moon.

  • St Nicolas Russian church

The St Nicolas Russian church is located at the heart of Bucharest. It occupies an area of 350 meters squared and it is also an important building in the history of Romania. Its construction was finished in 1909 and its stunning onion shaped domes expression makes it name. Currently it serves as a Romanian orthodox church used mostly by students and professors from Bucharest University.  

  • CEC palace

The CEC palace is another building that is unique to Bucharest. It was built in to serve as an headquarter of the oldest Romanian bank. Its eclectic architecture makes it one of Bucharest’s pride. Its top is made of glass and a metal dome. It is decorated with cute gabbles and coats giving a subtle yet a sophisticated look.

  • Radu Voda Monetary

The Radu Voda is another princely and a noticeable architecture Bucharest has from its history. Its plan was inspired by Episcopal Church. It stands on the site of the oldest settlement in Romania and its history is fascinating. This building glitters from a far with nice dome shaped roofs. Its construction is dated back in 1568. 

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