The great Capitals of Eastern Europe can enchant like few others; sometimes they have a beauty, so to speak ... bewitching. It is certainly the case of the Capital of Romania, Bucharest. Often, walking through its streets and its neighborhoods is like going into a sort of mixture of ancient and modern. Really impressive! Bucharest Lipscani it is, undoubtedly, one of those areas that encompasses all these characteristics; a sort of neighborhood in the neighborhood, with buildings of almost intact facades, of limited height, small streets and small shops.
Ancient and modern are, as mentioned, a whole ... and try not to be impressed by the dilapidation of some buildings: you find a little 'everywhere, next to modern premises, pubs, lounge bars, cafes, old and charming places dusty ... almost as if someone had intentionally created this atmosphere, truly unique and sensational.
In ancient times, this was the street of traders: the name from which it originates (Lipsca, or Leipzig), in fact, indicated the origin of many of the merchants who, right here, traded articles produced in Western Europe.
It is no coincidence that, even today, many of the streets that are part of this neighborhood bear names derived from the craft and commercial activities that took place in the past: so, you will find Strada dei Sellai, Strada dei Pellicciai, Sbetrays of the Hailmen, and so on. Among other things, Lipscani is the only district in Bucharest to have survived the demolitions of Ceausescu, keeping intact its commercial vocation.
Photo, 2012 CARPATHIANLAND
Today, Lipscani street is one of the main streets of the city and has a vital importance in the life of Bucharest, a real nerve center, located in the heart of the Centrul Istoric, that is the Historical Center. With its many shops, boutiques, and above all, bars, cafes and clubs, in the evening it is the real center of the Capitoline nightlife, with an extraordinary presence of young people. Here, you will find a wide and varied culinary selection: Romanian (Victoriei 18, recommended), Greek (To Perigiali, good value for money), Turkish (Saray, rather good), Lebanese (Sindbad, for lovers of the genre is really good) ....
All these atmospheres are magically interpreted in the novel "Cleopatra Hen". If you had not read it, this is a good opportunity to take advantage. Take a look at this link, is….. Have fun.
HOW TO GET TO BUCAREST LIPSCANI: Tram N. 5 and 21 (Piata stop Saint George), 381 bus (Piata stop St. George); subway Universitate o Market Unirii (about 700 meters away).
As for the information on Bucharest, you can take a look at the official guide of Kanoa.it, directly from here.