Serban Voda Cemetery (Bucharest)

If you enjoy the magnificent charme of old, grande cemeteries, the Cimitirul Șerban Vodă in Bucharest is just the place to see for you!

The Cimitirul Șerban Vodă is a must-see place if you want to dive deep into the history of Bucharest. Opened in 1859, it gives you an idea of the past of Romanias capital, especially of the lost 19th century.

Located not far out of the city center, you can easily go here by tram or metro (details below) and will be rewarded with a breathtaking park-like graveyard, that has it all: Huge statues of famous Romanians, giant chapels, fallen crosses – this Cimitirul Șerban Vodă is one of the most vivid burial places I have ever seen.

As you might have read in my report about Rigas Lielie Kapi, I am indeed a big fan of grande burial monuments and historical graveyards, as they show so much of a cities past. You can explore the important families of passed times, the broken traditions, the influences of so many historical periodes. And you can enjoy the silence, that is to be given to a cemetery.

Today, to be buried here at the Cimitirul Șerban Vodă you eather have to be really famous or to know who you have to know – at least that is what people in Bucharest told me. However, this cemetery in Bucharest is a place hardly ever attended by tourists. So it offers you a hide-away from the hectic of regular sightseeing you will certainly enjoy!

That is why if in Bucharest, add the Cimitirul Șerban Vodă to your travel list – the place is magnificent!

Address: Calea Șerban Vodă 249

Public transport: Metro (line 2, blue line) or tram (line 7, 19, 25) to Eroii Revolutiei

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Ground Zero (Bucharest)

Ground Zero became my favourite on my visit to Bucharest last spring. Click here for some impressions, and if ever in Bucharest: Ground Zero Beer is a must-drink place!

Again, this beer joint is kind of far out – well, probably Groud Zero-like. If you want to have some pints at the Ground Zero Brewery in Bucharest, you need to leave the city center and go quite far to the northern suburbs. Located in the business and working district of Aviatiei, tram No. 16 or 36 might be your choice (disembark at Platforma Industriala Pipera). Or, more simple, take one of the many E-Scooters you find all over Romanias capital. However, it is for sure worth going, as Ground Zero Beer will welcome you with the finest of industral flair and – of course – great beers!

Located just between garages and mechanics, the industrial vibes are all over the place. Simply plastered from the outside, the inside of Ground Zero Beer is coverd in bricks. The seating combines wood and steel.

What else to say about this wonderful place? The so called „Hangar“ of Ground Zero Beer offers some 20 beers on tap, a lot of them IPAs and NEIPAs, so they totally had me happy!

So, if you are ever in Bucharest: Have some very decent beers at Ground Zero!

Address: Șoseaua Pipera 44, Bucharest


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