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Capsa House - Capsa Hotel:

  • belonged to the justice of peace Slatineanu and it dates from 1852
  • in 2003 the hotel was opened for its visitors again, as one of the most elegant places in Bucharest

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Ban Ghica’s House:

  • it belonged to ban Mihalache Dimitrie Ghica
  • Neoclassical style
  • it served as prefect’s office of Ilfov county and as headquarters of Health Ministry


Dissescu House:

  • it was built between 1910-1912, with a wing of the building in Brancovenesque style
  • at present it houses the History of Art Institute


The National Military Club  (Cercul Militar Naţional):


  • Like mentioned in its original statutory documents, The Military Club it is a place where the employees of the military force could spend quality time in different cultural, artistic, creative activities and also enriching their experience with  professional reorientation and  self development courses.
  • The Club didn’t have its headquarters here from the begining. The necessary funds for building this piece of fine architecture which still impresses the people passing nearby, have been raised up to 80% from the voluntary contributions of the members (all army employees).
  The National Military Club - The Gothic Hall  


he National Military Club  - The Byzantine Hall
he National Military Club - The Norwegian Hall


  • The construction started in 1911 and it took 12 agitated years (with all negative the implications of the First World War) to achieve it. It was finally inaugurated by King Ferdinand at 4th February 1923. 
  • The main architect was the Romanian Dimitrie Maimarolu, with the collaboration of Anghel Saligny and French architect Ernest Doneaud.

It has 10 big halls:

  • The Marble Hall, Moresque Hall, Byzantine Hall, Gothic Hall, Norwegian Hall
    • Performance Hall, Cinema Hall, Gallery of Arts, Mirrors Hall, Heroes Hall

Lenş-Vernescu House: 


  • the building was raised by Filip Lens in 1821
  • Filip Lens married Lisaveta Balotescu-Carpinisanu and offered her this palace as a wedding gift
  •  it burnt in 1822 but it was rebuilt by Filip Lens who changed it in the most beautiful house of the time in Bucharest
  • it housed by turn The Military College, The Ministry of War, The Headquarters of the Russian army
  • the building burnt again in 1882, and in 1886 Filip Lens’s heirs sold it to Guta Vernescu, attorney and politician, founder of the Liberal Party
  • between 1887-1889 the house was restored by the famous architect Ion Mincu
  • the Eclectic style was completed in 1890 with G.D.Mirea’s paintings
    • in 1944 Lens-Vernescu House was impressed by the Red Army, that destroyed a great part of the mural paintings
    • soon after 1945, the house was taken over by Groza Government
  • from 1990 it became the center of the Union of the Romanian Writers
  • after 1993, the house was restored and modernized in order to become "Casa Vernescu" - a five star restaurant


Martisor Memorial House:


  • located on 26, Martisor Street
  • house raised by the poet Tudor Arghezi  in 1926 and in which he has embodied pieces of his life and  of his powerful personality 
  • the place has been named by the poet "Martisor" from the old Romanian tradition  of attaching red ribbons on the flowered branches to celebrate the first day of spring, the 1st of March.
  • the house hosts presently, as the poet desired and let us know in his will, the Memorial Museum Tudor Arghezi 

People’s House – the Palace of Parliament:


the construction is located in the central part of Bucharest, on the site that today is called Dealul Arsenalului (Arsenal Hill)

  • the hill the Palace of Parliament was built on is a creation of nature, being 18 m. high, but the side towards Libertatii Boulevard is artificially raised
  • the construction started in 1983, the ceremony of laying the foundation stone took place in June 25, 1984
  • it covers over 330,000 m2 , registered in the “Records Book”, chapter “Administrative Buildings”, the second in the world after the Pentagon building
  • the sizes of the building are: 270m long, 245m wide, 86m high, 14m deep (below the ground level, built surface on the ground 66.000m2
  • the building has about 1.000 rooms, of which 440 offices, over 30 halls and saloons, restaurants, the rest being service rooms
  • 400 architects and about 20.000 workers who were working in three shifts, 24 hours a day, participated in its construction

Interior Interior

  • marble finishing with gilded ornaments
  • the panelling, carpets, crystal lamps were made in the country
  • the names of the halls and saloons of the Palace of Parliament were chosen after 1989: 






  • September 13 Entrance
  • The Human Rights Hall
  • The Gallery of Honour and the hall of the Official Entrance
  • Nicolae Bălcescu Hall
  • A.I.Cuza Hall
  • I.C.Bratianu Hall
  • Take Ionescu Hall
  • The Union Hall
  • C.A.Rosetti Hall



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Manuc’s Inn:

  • is located in the center of Bucharest, in Piata unirii (Union Square) area
  • it was built by the great merchant and politician Manuc-Bey-Mirzaian
  • it was raised in 1808, it lies on part of the former precincts of the Princely Court
  • the ground floor is below the yard level, with a wide gallery and the two floors with open wooden porches
  • important historical and architectural monument opened to the visitors, it is also a hotel and restaurant 



The Bucharest Circus:






  • it was built between 1960-1961, on the former Tonola hollow 
  • surrounded by a beautiful park, Parcul Circului

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