You would expect that the first thing on our list would be a free tour. Yeah, well is not. Since you are here, you already know about us. So I won’t waste your time telling you how good our tours are, that we have the most reviews on TripAdvisor, that we…oh, sorry! 🙂

So, let’s see what you can do/visit for free in Bucharest.

Things to visit almost each day for free

    • The Museum of National Bank of Romania, 8 Doamnei street – all the visits must be booked at least 2 working days prior to the date of the visit. A confirmation will be sent to you by email. Details
    • Visit Cărturești Carusel library and read a book, 55  Lipscani street
    • Bellu Cemetery, 249 Șerban Vodă street, daily, 10:00 – 20:00.
    • Museum of Armenian Community, 42 Carol I street, Mo – Fr, 09:00 – 14:00.
    • Japanese Garden in Mihai I Park (Herăstrău Park, at Arch of Triumph entrance,I.C. Brătianu Square).
    • Water Symphony in Unirea Square (water, sound and music show by the fountains), Fr – Sun, 21:00, starting 4th of May until October.

Things to visit for free on the first Wednesday of each month

    • The Art Collections Museum, 111 Calea Victoriei (closed on Wednesday, 1st of May 2019)
    • The National Museum of Art of Romania – The Royal Palace, 49-53 Calea Victoriei (closed on Wednesday, 1st of May 2019)
    • K.H. Zambaccian Museum, 21A Muzeul Zambaccian street (closed on Wednesday, 1st of May 2019)
    • Theodor Pallady Museum – Melik House, 22 Spatarului street (closed on Wednesday, 1st of May 2019)

All of the above are closed on 1st, 2nd and 24th of January, Easter and Easter Monday, Whit Sunday and Whit Monday, 1st of May, 1st of June, 15th of August, 30th of November, 1st, 25th and 26th of December.

If any of those days falls into a Wednesday, the museum will be open on the second Wednesday of the month.

Also, all of the above museums are part of the The National Museum of Art of Romania. You can check their website for details regarding visiting hours.

Things to visit for free on the first Saturday of each month

    • Vasile Urseanu Astronomical Observatory, 21 Lascar Catargiu street
    • Bucharest Municipality Museum – Şuţu Palace, 2 I.C. Brătianu street
    • Macovei Art Collection, 36-38 11 Iunie street
    • Storck Art Collection, 16 Vasile Alecsandri street
    • Nottara Museum, 51 Dacia street
    • Victor Babeș Museum, 14A Andrei Mureșanu street

Things to visit for free on 26th of each month

    • George Enescu National Museum – Cantacuzino Palace, 141 Calea Victoriei (closed on Friday, 26th of April 2019)

Things to visit for free on last Wednesday of each month

    • Vasile Grigore Art Museum, 29 Maria Rosetti street

Bellu Cemetery- The Watching Angel, photo credit: Britchi Mirela [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Free things to do in other cities

If you are heading to Barcelona next, check out the awesome list prepared by Gorka with What to do in Barcelona for free.