More than 2000 years
National History Museum18
Why locals love it
This magnificent building originally existed as the Central Post Office. It's a landmark from the era when Bucharest was referred to as “Little Paris”. These days it’s home to a vast collection of items from prehistoric to modern times, including a replica of Trajan’s Column.
Why you should visit it
The highlight of this place is in fact underground. Golden artefacts from prehistoric times, crown jewels and many other items are on display in the treasury. It’s usually not very crowded, so, at least for a moment or two, you’ll feel like Aladdin in the Cave of Wonders.
Look out for the temporary exhibitions – sometimes they’re even more interesting than the permanent one.