Dubbed "Little Paris" by many affectionate citizens and tourists, Bucharest's stunning beauty and rich history make it a popular spot for leisure travelers and history lovers. For those on a budget though, experiencing a city of this level can seem impossible. However you will discover a number of sights and activities are available here at low cost.
Revolution Square: The square is one of the most important places in the city and as such is quite popular among visitors. This is where Ceausescu gave his last speech, and also where the violence of the revolution first broke out. The square is free and open to the public at all hours.
Palace of the Parliament: Initially, it was meant to serve as the crown jewel to the communist government that ran most of Eurasia east of Berlin. With the fall of the Soviet Union, the newly established parliament moved into this architectural wonder that features over 1,000 rooms. Parts of the building are always open to the public, and guided tours are available for a few Euros.
Village Museum: The museum presents the live of the average Romanians throughout time. With real homes and replicas spanning hundreds of years, this immersive experience is a must for any historical buff. It gives an amazing insight into the mindset of Romania's people. The entrance fee is less than two Euros.
Public Transport: Fortunately for most tourists, there is little need to leave the center of the city. Most attractions are within strolling distance. For individuals who are tired or want to move quickly, there are a few unique subway and train services to choose from, none costing more than a Euro or two for a single ride. Cheap buses and trams are also available but tickets must be purchased in advance.