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

In search of Bucharest’s (only?) abandoned metro tunnel

When we asked Son of Bucharest Life what he fancied doing yesterday – a gloriously sunny Sunday – we had a vague idea that it might involve the Bucharest metro. After all, it usually does. Even we, however, were taken aback when he said: ‘Let’s go and take a look at the abandoned metro tunnel.’… Continue reading In search of Bucharest’s (only?) abandoned metro tunnel