Bucharest was founded in the 14th century, and the city once was filled with elegant boulevards that looked much like Paris. Ceausescu tore down many of these French-style buildings and replaced them with ugly utilitarian Communist structures.
Today, Bucharest is rebuilding its remaining old town area and working hard to capture tourism dollars.
Bucharest - Capital of Romania - Things to Do and See in Bucharest
Bucharest (c) Linda Garrison