Close by is Parcul Carol, a much older and less well-kept park; it was landscaped and opened for the Romania In The World Fair of 1906. The area north of the park boasts some fine streets with centuries-old houses, some of which are today put to use as boutique hotels. Other notable venues in the area include the Arenele Romane, an outdoor auditorium popular for concerts in the summer, and the Heroes' Cemetery, where many of those killed in the 1989 revolution are buried. Gara Filaret, on Strada Miropolit Filaret - today a bus station - was Bucharest's first railway station when opened in 1869.
Founded in the 1850s, this is Bucharest's most historic cemetery, the final resting place of just about every great Romanian academic, scientist, artist, writer, musician and poet you can think of, as well as the odd politician. Each has his or her ow
Huge funfair in the south of the city, close to Constantin Brancoveanu metro station, and accessible even if you do not have your own transport. There are rides of varying scariness (all of which have to paid for separately), a big wheel offering great v