Credit where it’s due: The Museum of Bucharest

For almost two decades we have been involved in something of a running battle with the vast majority of Bucharest’s sights and museums: a battle for information. When we started the day job Bucharest In Your Pocket back in 1999 finding out such mundane things as entrance prices, opening hours and whether or not a… Continue reading Credit where it’s due: The Museum of Bucharest

Nicolae Ceausescu’s residence opens to public

More than 25 years since his execution on Christmas Day, 1989, the former home of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu opens as a public museum this Saturday. Built in the 1960s and known by the codename P50 during the communist period, the 80-room Palatul Primaverii (which translates as Spring Palace) served as a home for the… Continue reading Nicolae Ceausescu’s residence opens to public

Street Delivery X

So much to do in Bucharest these days. Besides the Peasant Museum’s craft fair, Street Delivery is also happening this weekend, in its usual location along the length of Strada Verona, which will be closed to traffic from today (Friday) until Sunday night. This is the tenth edition of Bucharest’s best urban arts festival, designed… Continue reading Street Delivery X

Great bookshops do not look like great bookshops

After an early dinner at the rather wonderful Marin Grill on Strada Gabroveni (do go: you can feast for next to nothing on fresh sardines, sea bass, octopus and mussels – all grilled on a hotplate to order) Mrs. Bucharest Life wanted to go and have a look at the much talked about and much… Continue reading Great bookshops do not look like great bookshops

Piata Sf. Gheorghe: Three things you may have missed

Three sights in the very heart of Bucharest you may have overlooked. First off, a rather splendid bit of very colourful street art has appeared on the side of a building in Piata Sf. Gheorghe (halfway between Universitate and Unirii). Featuring St. George himself and a rather playful dragon it is signed by a group… Continue reading Piata Sf. Gheorghe: Three things you may have missed