Designed in 1845 by the German landscape architect Carl Meyer, the garden opened to the public in 1860.
It was here, at around 10:30 on December 21, 1989, that the Nicolae Ceausescu regime began to crumble.
Possibly the finest building in the city, the Romanian Atheneum, with its sublime baroque cupola, stands proudly at the flux of the city’s busiest public square,
For a break from the noise of downtown, make your way to the enchanting Botanical Garden, a place where you can enjoy fresh air, quiet time, or just reading.
The National Museum of Art of Romania hosts three art galleries and has a short, but impressive royal past.
The museum of the presidential residence has been set up in a representative late 19 century building: The Palace of Cotroceni.