Bucharest beyond meetings
Bucharest is an eclectic city, merging in harmony glorious Belle Époque buildings with modern architecture. A peaceful and warm city to raise your family. And yes, you will be amazed! Astonishing parks, restaurants, theaters, galleries and small romantic streets will make you feel in “Little Paris” indeed, one of the many endearing nicknames for Bucharest.
Childcare and education
The Romanian educational system is based on a strong European tradition and a multilingual environment of both children and adult education. Bucharest offers a wide range of educational institutions in foreign languages for all ages, from nurseries, going through kindergartens and secondary schools, high schools and ending with universities.
– Several nurseries offer education in English, German and other languages
– There are over 450 public primary and secondary schools, out of which 30 schools feature international profiles
– Six private schools operate according to other educational system rules (UK, French, Greek and American)
– 12 public universities and 15 private universities offering 50 Bachelor programmes in English, 17 Bachelor programmes in French and 8 Bachelor programmes in German.
High ranking in language proficiency, Romania boasts 97% high school students studying two or more foreign languages.
Bucharest’s cultural life is a rich mix of strong traditional culture, performing arts, theatre, opera, dance, and music, as well as a large and diverse network of museums, and a vibrant culture, represented by an increasing number of open-air festivals, concerts and events, and a rapidly developing contemporary arts scene.
Romanian cuisine is a diverse blend of dishes, however preserving its own character. You can choose one of the many traditional Romanian restaurants or maybe you fancy Indian, Chinese, Lebanese or Thai food. Bucharest restaurants invite you with flavours from all of the world.
Travel and leisure
Citizens, expats and visitors of Bucharest are familiar with recreational activities, ranging from traditional “shopping arcades”, cinemas, parks and public gardens or thermal spa facilities.
The Carpathian Mountains, the Black Sea, The Danube Delta, the Peleș Castle, Bran Castle, Sighișoara, the Transfăgărășan and many other impressive tourist attractions are within reach. Take a short two hours’ drive to enjoy a cool drink on the beach or go for a hike in the wilderness of the mountains.
Parks and Gardens
More than 30,000 trees and plants were brought from the Romanian mountains, while exotic plants were imported from the botanical gardens in Vienna. Cismigiu is Bucharest’s oldest park and a great place to stroll and enjoy a break from the hectic city.
Opened in 1891, the garden features over 5,000 varieties of plants from Romania and around the world. The garden also encompasses a beautiful building in the Brancovenesc architectural style, housing the Botanical Garden Museum.
Spread over some 400 acres, from the Arch of Triumph to the Banesa Bridge, the park is home to numerous attractions, including a boat rental complex, tennis courts and fairground. In the summertime, many terraces open up on the shores of the lake.