A visit to Bucharest is incomplete without a walk down Lipscani, one of the city's most famous streets. In fact, the street is so iconic, it even lends its name to Bucharest's Old Town, which is often referred to as simply Lipscani.
The street got its name from the large number of traders who once lined its edges, selling wares from one of the biggest trading ports of the time, Leipzig. As the largest commercial street in the area and boasting such a memorable link with the past, the name Lipscani soon became a nickname for the whole, wonderful Old Town area.
What to enjoy on Lipscani Street
There are two distinct sides of Liscani Street to enjoy, the historical buildings it boasts and the modern restaurants, shops and cafes that line its pavements. There are an excellent variety of pubs and clubs to choose from on Lipscani, ensuring it’s a wonderful street to traverse no matter what the time of day.
Highlights that shouldn't be missed include the National Bank of Romania, a 19th century building in the French neoclassical style and one of Bucharest's most noteworthy architectural feats. A quick walk through a quant alley will deliver visitors on Blanari Street, home to the awe-inspiring St. Nicolas Church.
Another Lipscani must-see is the idyllic Hanul cu Tei courtyard, which is packed with galleries, antique shops, second-hand book shops, gift shops and artist studios. Holidaymakers are also well advised to take a seat at one of the terraced restaurants and enjoy the atmosphere while others may prefer a short trip to the nearby Bucharest shopping areas.
Hotels near Lipscani
The fabulous, five-star Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest is located within the Lipscani district and offers easy access to this beautiful street. Guests will enjoy sumptuous hotel rooms and suites in Bucharest's historic old town, perfect for sightseeing or business trips to the area.