We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“'New' Lipscani street”
Review of Lipscani

Lipscani
Book In Advance
More Info
US$43.84*
and up
Private Walking Tour of historical Bucharest
Ranked #29 of 334 things to do in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This street is part of the 'Old town' area, a rebuilt part of Old Bucharest that used to be a run down area and is now a high end eatery and shopping place. It is nice to walk in this area, and have a beer or dinner when the outdoor terraces are open.

1  Thank Montreal_traveller09
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,125)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"old town"
in 130 reviews
"bars and restaurants"
in 39 reviews
"night life"
in 28 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 6 reviews
"lively area"
in 6 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 8 reviews
"national bank"
in 6 reviews
"calea victoriei"
in 6 reviews
"visiting bucharest"
in 6 reviews
"clubs"
in 59 reviews
"nightlife"
in 25 reviews
"architecture"
in 37 reviews
"stroll"
in 25 reviews
"cu"
in 9 reviews
"ruins"
in 8 reviews
"romania"
in 40 reviews
"century"
in 15 reviews
Filter

386 - 390 of 1,125 reviews

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!

Thank VMB2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Thank SoniaSuteu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 :)

Thank Stefania B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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.

Thank 25marcopolo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Lipscani also viewed

 
Bucharest, Romania
 

Been to Lipscani? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing