Bucharest: The Romanian capital of Bucharest was ravaged by the Caesescu regime but is redefining itself and merging its history with a modern identity.
Bucharest George Enescu Museum: Bucharest is home to some impressive architecture. The museum dedicated to composer George Enescu is housed in the Cantacuzino Palace.
Bucharest Parliament: The Palace of the Parliament is an architectural heavyweight with many plaudits, including the heaviest building in the world, the largest building in Europe and the world's second-largest administrative building (after the Pentagon).
Romanian Athenaem: The Romanian Athenaeum houses the George Enescu Philharmonic in one of the most stately 19th-century buildings in Bucharest.
Calea Victorei: Calea Victorei is home to a number of stunning buildings, including the Military Club.
Old Princely Court: The Old Princely Court is the former residence of Wallachian princes including Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler who inspired Bram Stoker's tale of Dracula.
Bran Castle: Bran Castle, the fictional home of Count Dracula, is found outside Bucharest.
Peles Castle: A visit to Peles Castle can be combined with Bran Castle on a day trip from Bucharest.
Cismigiu Park: Cismigiu Park is the oldest of Bucharest's public spaces, designed in the 19th century.
Bucharest Old Town: The Old Town was once a slum but is being reinvigorated and is a lively spot for nightlife and dining.
Stavropoleos Church: The intimate and beautiful Stavropoleos Church was built in the 18th century by Greek monk Ioanikie Stratonikeas.
Carturesti Carusel: Set in a beautifully restored 19th-century building, Carturesti Carusel is one of the world's most stunning bookshops.
Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum: The open-air Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in leafy Herastrau Park showcases buildings from across Romania.