Bucharest Summer Solstice

This year, on the 21st of July, the sun will rise to the maximum height of the horizon, which means that it will shine longer on the sky and the night will be shorter. This phenomenon marks the summer solstice and, therefore, the longest day of the year. In order to fully enjoy this opportunity, we have a few proposals for you, with some of the most beautiful places in Bucharest. The current social situation determined us to be more considerate and careful, so we came up with some safe activities and also with some attractions you can enjoy outdoors.

Many events that were scheduled this summer in the city have been postponed, thus, in order not to lose the enthusiasm and desire to fill our time with pleasant activities, we have for you some amazing landmarks that you really shouldn’t miss.

Bucharest has a lot of beautiful things to offer, from old buildings, filled with history, streets full of charm and colour to parks and green spaces, for those moments when you want to be closer to nature. No matter how much you’ve wandered through it over time, there are always new stories to discover and now, after a long time when we couldn`t enjoy the wonders of the city, it`s about time to rediscover it.

Whether you are a local or a tourist, Cișmigiu Park is a place you never get bored of and a few hours spent among the old trees of Cișmigiu Garden or a boat ride on the lake are perfect if you need a little peace and relaxation. Just a 10 minutes walk from New Era Hotel and you have arrived!


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When you plan to walk around Bucharest, Calea Victoriei, the most famous street in the city, is one of the places that are not to be missed. Loaded with stories and history, here, the old and the new city are interwined, and the touristic attractions are waiting for you at every step. One of the most somptuous buildings is the Romanian Athenaeum – its architecture leaves you out of breath.

Walking makes you hungry, though. And thirsty. If you want to make a pit stop for something to eat, or if you simply need to take a break and drink something in the shadow, you have plenty of options to choose from.

Eden Garden or Green Hours Jazz Cafe have got some nice gardens where you can enjoy a meal and a drink safely, while listening to some chill music. The Embassy also offers an outdoors space and an international menu where you can choose from. If you want to play some boardgames also, then Journey Pub and Lente (Dionisie Lupu) are the perfect places for you!

If you want to put your artistic skills at work, then Acuarela or Ceramic Cafe offer you the opportunity to be the next great painter of Bucharest.


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Close to Calea Victoriei, you can find Roman Square (Piața Romană), another place that keeps evidence of time and past events and also the architecture and charm of interbelic buildings. Around the Roman Square there are a lot of streets where you can wander for hours, admiring with great enthusiasm every corner. Arthur Verona is one of those alleys that tells various stories through the drawings and colours on its walls, and within minutes spent here you can have the most instagrammable photos. There, you can find Cafe Verona, in the backside of Cărturești bookshop; you can savour a lemonade or a delicious iced tea and explore the books universe.


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Located on the shore of Lake Herăstrău, King Mihai I Park (ex-Herăstrău Park) is a perfect place to either spend a summer afternoon among hundreds of old trees or for a bike ride. Also here, inside the park, you can find the Village Museum (Muzeul Satului), a place where visitors have the opportunity to discover houses and buildings from different ethnographic areas of Romania, all located in a “village” in the heart of Bucharest. Similar to Alba Iulia street, covered by colorful umbrellas in Timișoara, Roaba de Cultură, located in Herăstrău, offers a cute place to chill in the shadow and enjoy the breeze of summer. In the same area, you can find Berăria H, the largest Beer Hall in Europe. You can easily arrive there from New Era Hotel either by bike, along Calea Victoriei/ Kisellef Boulevard or by the underground, from Piața Unirii 2 (located 500 m away from the hotel).


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The historical center of Bucharest is one of the main attractions for tourists, but it also can be an attractive place for the local people. Although during this time you cannot fully enjoy the restaurants and bars for which the old city center is famous, the place can be suitable for a late walk among the historic buildings while listening to the songs of street performers. You can find a lot of terraces in the old town; one worth mentioning is Hanul lui Manuc, with a beautiful garden and a tasty traditional menu to enjoy.


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We are also in the old center of the city, and if you are passing by, wandering among the tourist attractions, we are waiting for you to pay us a visit. Don’t hesitate to make a reservation or, if you want more information, to check the New Era Hotel’s social media accounts. We can’t wait for you to be our guest!

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