Facts about Romania
Bucharest (The Capital City)
In the Middle Ages the Greeks called it “HILARIOPOLIS – The City of JOY”; in the 1800s it was considered “Le Petit Paris“, fully living up to the name – for everything the city represented back then, today there is no exaggeration to say that BUCHAREST – The Capital City of Romania – is indeed a modern city in European style.
The “Citadel of Bucharest” was first mentioned in 1459, when it became the residence of the famous Wallachian Prince Vlad III the Impaler (that presumably inspired Bram Stoker’s character Dracula).
Bucharest International Airport – Henri Coandă is linked to all major cities in Europe, some of them with several flights per day. The airport is 17 km from Bucharest city center. Convenient and reliable taxis and bus lines provide connections to various parts of the city.
Seismicity of Romania
Fourteen seismic sources contribute to the earthquake hazard of Romania, out of which thirteen are sources of crustal depths and one of intermediate-depth seismicity in the Vrancea region.
The Vrancea intermediate-depth seismic source, located at the bend of the Carpathian Mountains in the eastern part of Romania is a region of concentrated intermediate- depth seismicity, far from any known active plate boundaries.
The most important Vrancea intermediate depth seismic events in the twentieth century occurred on:
- October 6, 1908 (Mw = 7.1, h = 125 km)
- November 10, 1940 (Mw = 7.7, h = 150 km)
- March 4, 1977 (Mw = 7.4, h = 94 km)
- August 30, 1986 (Mw = 7.1, h = 131 km).
With regard to the seismic moment released by the Vrancea intermediate-depth seismic source in the twentieth century, researchers noted that it is of the same order of magnitude as that released in southern California. Moreover, the seismic moment released by the Vrancea intermediate-depth seismic source in the twentieth century is about three times larger than the one released by all the seismic sources in Italy.
Seismic Losses in Bucharest
Major earthquakes on Romanian territory in the XXth century:
593 deaths (140 in Bucharest)
1,271 injured (300 in Bucharest)
1578 deaths (1,424 in Bucharest)
11,321 injured (7,598 in Bucharest)
Touring & Sightseeing
Major hotel chains are present on the local market: AccorHotels Group (Ibis, Mercure, Novotel), Athenee Palace Hilton, Radisson Blu, JW Marriott or Sheraton. Hotel accommodation will be arranged in central and new hotels classified from 3* to 5*, for a cost starting from 50 Euro/night/room for 3* hotels, up to 100 Euro/night/room for 4* and 5* hotels.
Romanian cuisine is a diverse blend of different dishes from several traditions with which it has come into contact, but it also maintains its own features. It has been mainly influenced by a series of European cuisines such as the Turkish, Italian, Greek, or Hungarian cuisines, yet it also includes culinary elements stemming from the cuisines of the Slavic-speaking countries of Eastern and Central Europe, most notably Serbian and Bulgarian as well as Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian.
Bucharest offers a wide range of food types and dining places in traditional or historical places, but also in modern places where you can find cooking the most famous MasterChef's in Romania. Once you eat Romanian food, you will fall in love with it and will be one of the reasons why you will visit us again.
Bucharest is a vibrant and lively city with a special charm, that will captivate you during your visit. Once a rundown area, the Old City Centre became a vibrant quarter for entertainment and tourists, boasting antique shops, theatres, boutique hotels, restaurants, and bars, some of which stay open around the clock in the summer.
The Triumph Arch is a triumphal arch located in the northern part of Bucharest, on the Kiseleff Boulevard. The first, wooden, triumphal arch was built in haste after Romania gained its independence (1878), so that the victorious troops could march under it. Another temporary arch was built on the same site, in 1922, after World War I, which was demolished in 1935 to make way for the current triumphal arch, which was inaugurated in September 1936.
The Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall and home of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and of the George Enescu annual international music festival.
Stavropoleos Monastery, during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns. Its church is built in Brâncovenesc style. The name Stavropoleos is a Romanian rendition of a Greek word, Stauropolis, meaning "The city of the Cross".
The National Village Museum - a great open air spectacular museum, of traditional original wooden houses brought from all over the country (some of them being more than 150 years old).
Located North of Bucharest, just 10 minutes away from the city, Therme Bucharest is a wellness concept for a modem lifestyle, dedicated to your well-being. Our concern for a balanced life translates into a holiday ambiance designed to help you fully detach from the busy city life. Therme Bucharest has:
- the largest green area in Romania inside a wellness complex
- the largest botanical garden in Romania
- the largest indoor palm plantation in Europe
- the largest wave pool in Romania
- the largest indoor slides system in Central and Southeast Europe
“Bucharest City Tour”, the tourist bus line (during spring-autumn) is comprised of 4 special sightseeing busses (with open rooftop), each with a capacity of 77 seats, which run on a route from Piaţa Presei and back visiting all the important objectives of the Romanian capital. “Bucharest City Tour” offer tourists the opportunity to inform themselves on options to fill their time in Bucharest through the informative printed materials provided (large map of the route and flyers).
J`info Tours will be our tourism agency partner and will offer 3 post conference tours for the week-end after the conference. The tours will be organized provided that at least 15 delegates are registering.
- The tours contain
- All inclusive
- accommodation in double room
- three meals a day
- Objectives visit
- Guide services
- Coach transport