How to have fun in Bucharest for less than EUR 10

Anca Alexe 22/06/2018 | 08:45

Bucharest is a resourceful city and there are plenty of things you can do to have fun even if you’re on a tight budget. Many of the city’s best attractions are free or only cost a few euros, so check out our list of what you can do in Bucharest for under EUR 10 below!

Parks

  • Have a picnic in one of the city’s beautiful parks: just go to a grocery store and buy some snacks and drinks and you’re all set.
  • Visit the Botanical Garden – EUR 1.50 entry fee
    • There may be some extra costs if you want to go inside greenhouses or the Botanical Museum, but no more than EUR 1
  • Spend a few hours at Roaba de Cultura in Herastrau Park
    • The venue organizes various events like concerts, workshops, food festivals or film screenings, most with free entry or small fees
  • Visit Vacaresti Natural Park – also known as the “Delta of Bucharest”, this huge park is a unique sight as it hosts hundreds of animal and plant species that you’ll be surprised to find in the middle of a big city like Bucharest!

Museums

You’ll be able to visit most museums in Bucharest for less than EUR 10, but here are some good options:

  • Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History – EUR 4.50
  • Romanian Peasant Museum – EUR 1.75
  • National Art Museum – EUR 5-10 depending on collections
  • Geology Museum – EUR 1.75
  • National Museum of Romanian History – EUR 2.20

Rent a bike and see the city’s neighborhoods

There are several options for renting bikes in Bucharest, but the handiest would be ApeRider bikes, which can be found and left almost anywhere in the city using the dedicated app. (EUR 0.4/30 minutes)

Sports

Tennis – you can find tennis courts to rent for under EUR 10, especially outside the city center and during weekdays.

Swimming – access to most indoor and outdoor swimming pools in Bucharest costs less than EUR 10 for an entire day.

Squash – there are several squash courts in Bucharest, and prices range from EUR 10-15 per hour.

Climbing gyms – another fun activity available in the city – if it’s your first time it may cost a little more as you’ll need a trainer, but if you have some experience you won’t need to pay more than EUR 7-10 per session.

Guided tours & Bus tour

Bucharest City Tour: a hop on-hop off tour that lets you see all the attractions in the central part of Bucharest costs EUR 5.5 for adults and EUR 2 for children.

Many guided tours in Bucharest are free, especially if they are smaller and only present one neighborhood’s history. If you want a more elaborate tour, it may cost slightly more than EUR 10, but it’s probably worth it. Remember:  the larger the group of people, the lower the price.

Go to the Zoo

The zoo is always fun, and the ticket costs less than EUR 3 for an adult.

 

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