Bucharest

Call it Little Paris, New Berlin, New York of the East or,
plain and simple, Bucharest.

Romania’s capital has always stood as a crossroad of global influences that seamlessly unite in a cosmopolitan melting pot of culture and lifestyle.

Only here you can stroll down the paved streets of the old town, discovering brutalist structures from the soviet era just around the corner, or admiring colourful street art, just on the same building where local craftsmen have carried on traditions for centuries. 

Enjoy culinary delights from all over the world paired with award winning craft beer, wine and coffee experiences you will not find anywhere else. In this blend lies the authenticity of a metropolis that doesn’t stand still for a second, a blend we will experience firsthand together.

Bucharest is the fourth largest city in the European Union by population within city limits, after Berlin, Madrid, and Rome, just ahead of Paris. Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania.

With a population of roughly 2.5 million and an urban area of only 226 square kilometres (87 sq mi), Bucharest has the dubious distinction of being the densest city per capita in the EU. Easily the largest city in Romania, Bucharest is actually the 6th largest city in the EU by population.

Time zone​

The official time zone in Bucharest is GMT +2 in winter and GMT +3 in the summer.

Language

The official language in Romania is Romanian whilst English is widely spoken.

Currency

The official currency in Romania is the leu. The currency symbol is lei and the currency code is RON.