Not my kind of town
The communist history is well represented in the capital of Romania. The streets are barren and the city at all not very welcoming. I do not recommend walking to the old city centre. We visited the parliament: not recommended. The staff and security were rude to us and awful to some eldery people in our tour group. I get that they are keen on security, but yelling at an old lady because "she was delaying the group" is not a very kind way to talk to an elder. I didn't feel safe either.