Centrul Vechi is the most sought-after area in the city. And for good reason, because nowadays many of the old buildings are being renovated and transformed into restaurants and shops. It’s one of the liveliest districts too, with a myriad of coffee places and bars. While it may feel touristic at first, locals prefer this area for entertainment too, so you are guaranteed to mingle with residents and tourists alike. And they all love to wander around the ancient streets, chatting with each other, admiring the surroundings steeped in houses built in neoclassical and neo-baroque style. Sit down for a coffee or have a beer at one of the cafés, or visit the Curtea Veche Museum where you can learn all about the rise of Bucharest.