Bucharest, capital of Romania, will become between June 11 and July 11, 2021 one of the host venues of Euro 2020-2021, one of the most important football tournaments organized by UEFA. Thus, in a context marked by the pandemic, the city’s National Arena stadium will host a total of four matches and will host 13,000 fans per game.
In this way, EURO 2020 will allow spectators access to stadiums, both national and foreign, if travel is allowed. In the case of Bucharest, “you can benefit from the quarantine exemption if you present a negative result of the Covid-19 test and limit your stay to less than three days “, explains the organization of the Eurocup.
In this sense, visitors from other countries who may attend the matches to be held in Bucharest if the epidemiological situation allows it They will have several days to visit the city and the most emblematic places.
Before planning the trip you can check the border entry restrictions and requirements that apply in the country at that time in this link of the Romanian National Institute of Public Health.
Bucharest is one of those cities that has managed to preserve its essence, its values and its culture over the years. Huge avenues, parks and palaces they make up a city known as ‘the Paris of the East’. But, what are the places that cannot be missed in the visit? Undoubtedly, the most characteristic area of the city is the Palace of Parliament.
Its construction involved the demolition of buildings and neighborhoods that were in the vicinity and the forced displacement of nearly 40,000 people.
After seeing the immense corridors, halls and gardens of Parliament, one of the most recommended options is stroll until you reach the famous old town: Curtea Veche. In this area you can enjoy the gastronomy of the country as it is full of restaurants and terraces while you contemplate a unique architecture marked by history.
In the historical center you will find some churches that remain really hidden, but that are quite a surprise for the traveler, like the Stavropoleos monastery. An Orthodox ecclesiastical architecture found in small churches, though the visit to the Patriarchal Cathedral it is practically mandatory.
And if you still want to know more history about the communist era of the country, one of the alternatives is visit the Primaveri Palace, Ceausescu’s residence and his wife Elena. Another of the spaces that keeps an important history is the Piata Revolutiei, symbol of the decline of the communist regime.