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Back in the 1900s, Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, was known by the nickname Little Paris, due to the high life during that period. […]

Back in the 1900s, Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, was known by the nickname Little Paris, due to the high life during that period. Today it’s a bustling metropolis known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and beautiful Belle Époque buildings.

Little Paris

In the period between the two World Wars, the city’s elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of “Little Paris” (Micul Paris). Although buildings and districts in the historic city centre were heavily damaged or destroyed by war, earthquakes, and above all Nicolae Ceauşescu’s program of systematization, many survived.
(Museums from Romanian regions: http://museum.ici.ro/)