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“A nice place to visit”
Review of Lipscani

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Bucharest Old Town Visit with one Lemonade Included
Ranked #15 of 282 things to do in Bucharest
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Bucharest, Romania
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A nice place to visit”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The old center of Bucharest was once the center of business of Bucharest. Lipscani comes from Lipsca, the old local name for Leipzig, and was a street full of shops and street trade. Major banks and National Bank of Romania built their sumptuous palaces there. Gradually after 1950 the area felt into decrepitude and the owners left the houses, some gypsies taking them over. About ten years ago a big renovation program started and the Centru Vechi (The Old Center) was transformed in a large recreation area, meaning till now mostly restaurants, clubs, beer houses and pubs. However, more and more shops open their doors now.
During the evening my guess is that the average age of visitors is 22-24 and the place is quite crowded.
Just a few houses however are still to be renovated and some of recent inhabitants are seen there.
It is one of the places where west meets east! Deserves a vist!

Visited March 2014
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“Totally overrated”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

It's supposed to the the "old center" of the city but it's nothing but a bunch of small minimalist of vintage cafes, pubs and restaurants.
The food is expensive, after 11 pm the streets are full of drunk happy people singing and shouting.
The pubs are places where you can go, get drunk and pick up some date for the rest of the night.
Cheap and unimpressive.

Visited February 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“all in one place”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

The old city, Lipscani, offers everything for everyone. Alwasy crowded, always noisy, it's a place where young people dictate the pulse of the city. Pubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, clubs, theaters, all in one, all in Lipscani. I guarantee you'll find a place suited for you, if you look hard enough and you don't get lost on the little crowded streets. I think it's a must see/try for every person that comes to Bucharest :)

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“I am not sure if all change is for the better”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

I used to love the old Lipscani Street with its gloomy arcades full of art shops and antique dealers. Now it is just another thoroughfare of bars, clubs, pubs, eating houses and "massage parlors" - undoubtedly brighter and full of people but the charm has gone.

Visited March 2014
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Shumen, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Best quarter in Bucharest”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

That is the best quarter to visit in Bucharest. The pubs and restaurants are so many that you will have difficulties in deciding which one to choose. Nightlife is great!

Visited March 2014
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