About Bucharest, Romania
Located in southern Romania, Bucharest is the country’s capital city. The historic Lipscani district offers not only energetic nightlife, but also a massive iconic landmark, the Palatul Parlamentului. This is a communist-era government building that has over 1100 rooms. Bucharest is also Romania’s largest city, and occupies 88 square miles, with urban square mileage at 110. The population in the city now exceeds 1,883 500 people. While Bucharest’s economy is centered around industrial sectors, its culture relies heavily on the arts, festivals, as well as a well-rounded nightlife.
Popular Destinations in Bucharest
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Bucharest? The capital of Romania since 1862, Bucharest offers its visiting tourists much to delight. Some of the most popular attractions are listed below:
Caru’ cu Bere: Tourists may find themselves among a crowd if they visit this hot spot. Bucharest’s oldest beer house, Carcu’cu Bere is a part in and of itself. It’s not rare for hostesses to burst into traditional song-and-dance numbers here. The atmosphere is such that tourism is favored. Dinner reservations are a must if one intends to enjoy not only classic Romanian food but also the stained glass windows and colorful belle-epoque interior of this establishment.
The Palace of Parliament: It is suggested that tourists bring their passport and book in advance when visiting The Palace of Parliament. This is the world’s second-largest administrative building (second only to the Pentagon in the USA). Construction began in 1984 and has yet to be completed. The Palace of Parliament is well known as the infamous creation of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Covering 330,000 square meters, it contains more than 3000 rooms.
Cismigiu Garden: People watchers will revel in this opportunity to gaze at the Bucharest locals here at Cismigiu Garden. Visitors have their pick of any number of benches , and will find comfort in this serene environment. Surrounded by cafés, a lake, shady walks, and the much beloved Cismigiu Garden itself, tourists are more than welcome here. Those wanting to splash around in the small pond can rent paddle/pedal boats from May to September.
Romanian Athenaeum: It is necessary to pre-purchase tickets for the amazing shows offered at the Athenaeum. The George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra often plays classical Romanian music here. It would be a shame to miss the 41-meter high dome and the interior fresco featuring Romanian history. Funds for this attraction dried up in the late 19th century, and it was only saved by a massive campaign named “Give a Penny for the Athenaeum”.
Anthony Frost: Eastern Europe’s finest, albeit small, English-language bookshop is for serious literary lovers. Contemporary, highbrow nonfiction and fiction selections have been carefully selected for this shop. The store is located next to Cretulescu Church, in a small passage, and is definitely worth a little chunk of any devoted reader’s day.
Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum: Though enjoyable for adults, this museum (unlike many attractions in Bucharest) is geared toward children. The building has been completely renovated with interactive exhibits including games, video displays, and all the bells and whistles one would expect of a children’s natural history museum. This attraction thankfully contains a high percentage of English signage for tourists.
Luxury Lodging in Bucharest
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Bucharest? Bucharest has a lot to offer in terms of luxury lodging facilities. These include:
- Hotel Elisabeta
- InterContinental Bucharest
- Pullman Bucharest World Trade Centre
- Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest
Airports In or Nearby Bucharest For Private Jets
There are a few airports in and around Bucharest that travelers can use for air travel, including:
- Bucharest Băneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (BBU):Located around 6 miles from Burcharest, Bucharest Băneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport is one of the major airports in Romania. It is a hub for severallocal airlines. The airport sits at an altitude of 299 feet above sea level and has one concrete runway measuring 10,500 feet in length, designated in the 07/25 direction. The airport handles around 11,000 aircraft movements a year.
- Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP):This international airport is one of the busiest in Romania. It handles over 9 million passengers a year. It is located 10 miles away from Bucharest and sits at314 feet above sea level. It has twoconcrete runways measuring 11,400 feet each, designated in the 08R/26L and 08L/26R directions respectively. It also has an 11-foot concrete helipad.
- Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport (CND):Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airportis located 120 miles from Bucharest and 16 miles northwest of Constanta. The airport stands at an altitude of 353 feet above sea level, and has one concrete runway designated in the 18/36 direction, and measuring 11,500 feet in length.
- Craiova Airport (CRV): This airport is located around 130 miles from Bucharest, and sits at an altitude of 626 feet above sea level. It has one asphalt runway measuring 8,200 feet in length.Craiova Airport serves more than 100,000 passengers annually, and has over 3,000 aircraft movements per year as well. The airport provides both scheduled commercial air services and can also be used by private jets and chartered aircraft. It is a hub for Wizz Air, one of the popular regional airlines. Light commercial air traffic makes this airport ideal for charter and private jet use.
- Sibiu International Airport (SBZ): Sibiu International Airport is located 1 mile west of Sibiu and160 miles northwest ofBucharest. The airport sits at an altitude of 1520 feet above sea level, and has one concrete runway measuring 8,600 feet in length.The airport serves an average of 300,000 passengers annually, and has more than 5,000 aircraft movements annually.
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