Bucharest, aka my hometown, has so many pretty spots so please get ready to discover them all with me. Of course, I won’t be able to include everything in one post, but I will at least do my best and share with you all the most Instagrammable places in Bucharest.
Since a few months ago, I have started going out exploring Bucharest every now and then on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Of course, most of the streets I already knew.
But then, there are also those hidden gems you only get to see by chance or discover while snooping around Instagram on other people’s pages.
As always, Spring is the perfect time to explore the city (any city for that matter) and Bucharest will raise up to its Little Paris name offering enough Instagram perfect spots. No matter if you only spend one day in Bucharest or much more, these are some places you need to see.
Most Instagrammable places in Bucharest
The Triumphal Arch
I was talking about Paris earlier, and there’s no coincidence in that because Bucharest was called the Little Paris during the XIXth century.
One of its links to France’s Capital is, of course, the Triumphal Arch.
Built after World War I, the Triumphal Arch is today one of the most Instagram perfect places in Bucharest wouldn’t you say so?
The Japenese Garden in Herastrau Park
This place is definitely my favorite one in Spring. And Autumn.
As the name says it all, in the Japenese Garden you will find lots and lots of cherry trees perfectly placed for us to take the most incredible Instagram pictures.
Moreover, the lake with the small Japanese inspired statue takes me right in the heart of Japan.
The Palace of the Parliament
As much as I don’t resonate with its history, I don’t find it beautiful or at least appealing, want it or not the Palace of the Parliament is an important landmark of Bucharest.
The heaviest building in the world, dating a little bit before me from 1985, it’s one building hard to miss.
When it comes to pictures, two are the spots part of the most Instagrammable places in Bucharest you will want to head to the water fountains leading from Piata Unirii to the Palace of Parliament, and the Izvor Park.
And while you’re there, step inside and pay the Palace a visit.
One of the most beautiful libraries out there, Carturesti Carusel is my favorite place for spending a Sunday afternoon in town. Read something, drink a coffee at their terrace, take a few pictures with this stunning architecture.
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George Enescu Museum
It was some plenty of years ago that I have passed by the George Enescu Museum and decided to step inside and not only admire the external architecture visible from Victoriei Street.
Meantime I’ve attended an amazing unplugged concert in their garden and have passed it by man times without actually stopping and giving it the required attention.
So don’t be like me, stop by!
This place is maybe one of the most photographed landmarks in Bucharest. Especially during Spring and Summer when all the beautiful colorful flowers pop out on the front lawn.
All sides of this building will offer endless photography possibilities and you won’t leave empty-handed.
One of my favorite places for a short getaway away from the city, here is where plenty of brides will be spotted, being the most popular wedding photography spot in town.
Apart from that, they have a pretty nice restaurant where you can drink your coffee and get energized for the photo session to come.
And it is definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in Bucharest. Well, close to it at least.
I have to admit I haven’t visited this park in a while (apart from a concert, but it was late and it was dark), but the pictures I have recently seen on Instagram convinced me to add it to my list.
Another place I must admit I haven’t visited yet, but when it opened in the Old Town my feed was filled with mouthwatering pictures of delicious coffee. I don’t know how it tastes but it sure looks good.
I love this building, especially the way it is seen from the Old Town right in front of the Caru’ cu Bere Restaurant. Another spot that Instagrammers prefer is the view you get from the steps of the History Museum.
Since the building is still in use by a bank, it is seldom open for visits inside of the Palace, which is impressive.
Here is where you will find some of the best eclairs in town, and most photogenic ones as well.
They are delicious and one of the locations in Bucharest is pretty nice for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
A hidden gem, in the heart of Bucharest.
When I think that I used to go out and party for so many years right next to this Instagrammable place in Bucharest without knowing anything about it.
But you shouldn’t do it like me, go on and see it, and don’t leave without taking those pretty pictures.
Grand Hotel Continental on Calea Victoriei
Walk a few minutes away from Piata Constitutiei and the Romanian Atheneum and you won’t miss it. On a corner of Victoriei Street, the white building will catch your eye.
The umbrellas in Pasajul Victoria
One minute away from Hotel Continental is Pasajul Victoria. There you will find maybe the most iconic (cliche?) and Instagrammable place in Bucharest: the umbrella street.
I’ve been there once when the weather was cold and the umbrellas were no longer there, but now I saw that they are back in their fool beauty.
If you want to learn a little bit about Romanian history and its architecture in different villages and take pretty pictures for your Instagram, here is the place to go.
Inside of Herastrau Park, take a few hours to explore the museum.
The streets with names of cities
In the most expensive area of Bucharest here is where you’ll find also some of the oldest and most beautiful houses in town. Filled with history, whenever I walk these streets I always think about how Bucharest has been long ago.
Get lost in London Street, Paris Street, Rome Street and many others in the area.
The Maps Museum
This is a rather new attraction on my list because I have found out about it only at the end of 2018.
Since I still haven’t been there I cannot tell you all about it, but from the pretty pictures I’ve seen, together with the fact that we are talking about an old book and maps museum, I’m pretty sure I would love it.
Arthur Verona street
Also known as the graffiti street because the street is filled with lots of impressive, artistic and colorful graffitis.
Since it is so very popular, every now and then new colorful walls emerge giving people new cool places for pictures.
All the hipster coffee shops
My favorite thing (ok, one of them): coffee. And I’m not talking about any kind of coffee, but a delicious one.
The people in all these cool coffee places that filled Bucharest in the last years. Check out my post on the best things to do in Bucharest if you want to get a good list of all the good ones.
Cismigiu Bistro and its pink vibe
The pink place with the most perfect sunset views to match the interiors.
Pura Vida Sky Bar
The coolest place in town: colorful, perfect views and great music.
Other Instagrammable places resources
- Most Instagrammable cafes in Seoul, Korea
- Most Instagrammable places in Munich, Germany
- Most Instagrammable cafes in London
- Most Instagrammable places in Cyprus
- The ultimate list of the Hong Kong Instagrammable spots
Other travel resources for when you visit Romania
- See whether is Romania safe to visit?
- Take some of these day trips from Bucharest
- Read my ultimate post for where to stay in Bucharest
- Have more time? Take a one week in Romania road trip
- Taste some delicious Romanian traditional food
- Don’t miss out on Romania’s hidden gem: Oradea
- Amazingly delicious Romanian food to indulge in during your trip
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