13 - 16 June, 2023

Bucharest | Romania

13 - 16 June, 2023

Bucharest | Romania

City & Travel Info

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About Bucharest (București)

Bucharest (București, pronunciation [Buku’reʃti]) is the largest capital in Romania and is the main cultural, industrial and university center, built along Dâmbovița river , about 60km north of the Danube river.  Firstly mentioned historically in 1459, Bucharest becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Romania in 1862. One may experience a mix of historical  eras, from neoclassical and Art Nouveau to the socialist and modern style.  Bucharest benefits from the largest cultural  and architectural development between the two World Wars, when it is called the Little Paris of the East.  Buildings such as the Atheneum, the Royal Palace ( now home to the National Art Museum), The (old) National Library,  the Athene Palace HotelTelephones Company Building (Palatul Telefoanelor – the first “skyscraper”),  the Building of the National Bank, etc.  stand out. In 50 years of Socialist ruling, buildings such as the House of the People (House of the Parliament),  the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, were built, becoming one of the main tourist attractions, today. The construction of such a megalomaniac building, meant the enforced replacement or displacement of old buildings and cultural monuments, e.g., the church of Monastery Mihai Vodă, moved on rails 285 metres east and hidden in its present location, behind residential buildings.   Other sightseeing attractions  include the National Museum of the Village “Dimitrie Gusti” (Muzeul Național al Satului “Dimitrie Gusti”) an open-air ethnographic museum located in the King Michael I Park (Bucharest, Romania), showcasing traditional Romanian village life. The museum contains the most impressive collection of traditional houses collected from all rural regions of Romania. Last but not least, one should relax in beautiful park of Bucharest, away from the bustling life of the city: Cișmigiu Gardens, King Carol I Park, Young People’s Park (Parcul Tineretului), King Michael I (Herăstrău) Park.

A visiting stay in Bucharest is an invigorating  experience. In a city that never sleeps, the bustling day life and nightlife is famous for the affordable eating, drinking and partying.

Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest at dusk. Air view of the building. Romania. Beautifull sunset Ateneu Bucuresti.
Historical monument in Buchareast, Arch of Triumph representing the victory of Romanian soldiers who managed to liberate the capital in the second world war.
Long exposure shot of the Revolution Square near Victoria Avenue in Bucharest, Romania. Traffic and historical buildings.Bucuresti
The Parliament Palace

COVID-19 Information

Please note that currently Romania has no restrictions due to COVID-19. Masks are not compulsory anywhere and testing is no longer advised.

COVID-19 self-tests are available in pharmacies. There are two pharmacies close to campus of the University Politehnica of Bucharest, located within  Orhideea Shopping Centre, Splaiul Independenţei 210-210B, 060025 Bucharest.

Tourist Information

The official Tourist information website can be found here.

Language

Romanian is the official language. English is widely spoken. French, Italian, Spanish and German are also spoken.

Climate

Typical Romanian summers are dry and hot. However, the beginning of June is sunny, with temperatures rising up to 27- 28 degrees Celsius in the afternoon. The nights are cool and breezy, with temperatures as low as 15 degrees Celsius. To be aware that rain showers may occur.  Note that all  information is subject to climate changes.

Currency, Banking Hours, Credit Cards

Romanian currency is RON (Romanian New Leu). The National Bank exchange rates can be seen here.

Typical banking hours for the public: Monday-Friday 09:00-16:30.

Two Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)  are within the university’s campus in Rectorate, AN and BN buildings.

Hotels, large shops, restaurants and public transportation normally accept credit cards.

Public Transportations

Moving around the city using public transportation is extremely easy. A one way ticket costs €1.10, the daily ticket costs €3.50. For further information on the public transportation you may visit the following sites:

The official site of public bus transportation is that of ANM (in Italian)

Taxi

The ordinary rates of taxi in Naples can be found at this link.

General Shopping Hours

Shop opening times vary depending on their type and location, though shops normally open at 10:00; some of them may be closed from 14:00 to 16:00.

Chemist Pharmacies/Drug Stores

Pharmacists and drugstores stay open during shopping hours. Late night chemists are listed in the daily papers.

Tipping

Because of the 10% service charge levied in hotels and restaurants, a tip is not mandatory, but it is always welcome. Taxi-drivers, porters, hairdressers etc., always appreciate a small tip.

Insurance

It is recommended that participants arrange insurance for medical expenses, loss and accidents occurring during the conference.

Electric Current/Voltage

Electricity in Italy conforms to the European standard of 220V to 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Wall outlets typically accommodate plugs with two or three round pins. (see below)

Many hotels in Naples have adapter plugs that can be loaned to guests; you  could also purchase adapters at the airport or main railway stations.

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance (Pronto Soccorso Autoambulanze) 118
Carabinieri 112
Coast Guard 1530
Emergency Police Help Number like “911”, also ambulance and fire 113
Fire Department 115
Italian Automobile Club (A.C.I.) road assistance 116
Municipal Police +39 081 7513177
Stolen cars +39 081 794143