Bucharest museum blues

A tale of three Bucharest museums. The director of the Romanian National Art Museum (MNAR), Roxana Theodorescu, told various assembled officials on Wednesday that if they wanted to visit her museum they should do so ‘as quickly as possible,’ because at the rate the museum is having to hand back nationalised works of art to… Continue reading Bucharest museum blues

Bucharest City Tours: Will we be dazzled by the shine of the boulevards this year?

Probably not, is the answer. Ahead of the publication of the next issue of Bucharest In Your Pocket we contacted RATB yesterday to find out when the Bucharest City Tour buses would start running again. The tour, which started last year at the behest of then Minister of Tourism Elena Udrea and which – though… Continue reading Bucharest City Tours: Will we be dazzled by the shine of the boulevards this year?

You’re never alone in a Romanian museum

There is no doubt that Bucharest’s Romanian Peasant Museum (which, obscure fact fans, had the rather catchy name ‘Museum of the History of the Romanian Communist Party and Revolutionary Democratic Movements‘ from 1948 to 1989) is one of the city’s best. Though it is now more than 15 years since the place was named European… Continue reading You’re never alone in a Romanian museum

Finally! Bucharest’s Grigore Antipa Museum reopens. It was worth the wait

After a refit lasting over three years and costing €14 million, Bucharest’s Grigore Antipa Museum of Natural History finally reopened today. (Actually, it opened for the press today: the public can visit as of Saturday, from when the museum will be open 10:00-20:00, Tue-Sun. It will be closed Mondays). A year late (see this post… Continue reading Finally! Bucharest’s Grigore Antipa Museum reopens. It was worth the wait

Around Bucharest: Pasarea Monastery

As suggested by more than a couple of people on these pages over the past few weeks, we have decided to take a look at some of the monasteries which surround Bucharest. We began on Sunday with Pasarea Monastery, just east of Bucharest on the old road to Constanta: [mappress mapid=”35″] – It’s a quiet,… Continue reading Around Bucharest: Pasarea Monastery