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Bucharest Architectural Tour – Art Deco & Modernism

One of Bucharest’s most characteristic and interesting features, and one that always strikes visitors, is its astonishing urban landscape and architectural diversity. For a long time isolated behind the Iron Curtain, Bucharest now digs out from its past and reveals its architectural treasures.

This private architectural walking and sightseeing tour focuses on the modern architecture in Bucharest between 1920-1945, that includes first-class examples of Art Deco and Modernism. This tour is a great way to understand and take in Bucharest through its architecture, which is an essential part of the character of the city.

Not all the buildings you will see are in their best condition. Bucharest did not have the time to recover after the decades of communist dictatorship, and still undergoes a (too) long and complicated transition period.

Bucharest Art Deco

Tour type: architecture, heritage

This is a private tour, and the only people on tour will be you, or you and your guests.

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Highlights

  • • some of the finest Art Deco and Modernist structures in Bucharest
  • • iconic works of prominent architects, great figures of Romanian modernist architecture
  • • opportunity to discover downtown Bucharest, as our stroll takes you around the central area and main boulevards

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Tour Information

DURATION
around 3.5 hours

ACTIVITY LEVEL
moderate (approx. 3 km walk at your pace)

PRICE
100 EUR/tour/1-2 people
120 EUR/tour/3-4 people

INCLUSIONS
– hotel pick-up and drop-off
– transportation by private car, a 2017 Volkswagen Golf  

EXCLUSIONS
– entrance fees, if any
– any food or drink you choose to buy during the tour

PICK-UP, DROP-OFF 
at your hotel or other agreed-upon location in the central area of the city

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.What to expect
We will start from a major street in central Bucharest which was in the 1930s and 1940s the most avantgarde and modern part of the city, and I will point out to you some of the finest Art Deco and Modernist landmarks of the city. I will explain the historical and social context of the inter-war years and the modernist movement in Romania. This street and the blocks lining it have many stories to tell, from the economic and architectural boom and glamour of the 1930s, to the dramatic historical events of the 1989 revolution and to the current rather hectic state.

After a stop for a refreshing drink to one of the nice cafes in the busy Piata Amzei area we follow another emblematic street, and discover more important architectural and historical landmarks, including Art Deco and Modernist.

The tour is normally a walking tour, but depending on the weather, traffic conditions, your preference etc, it can be adapted to make more use of the car. We may have a sightseeing tour, we pass by car along the major streets and get to different places of interest, streets and districts, and we stop where is convenient to walk around and have a close-up look at the buildings.

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