Bucharest is the city which best suits Europe’s ‘unity in diversity’.
It is a city that impresses through its contrasts – a unique combination of East and West, of old and new, of stillness and dynamism.
Bucharest is the capital of Romania and the first to assume its role as leader in the country’s transformation to a stable and developed European nation with strong international values.
The city is committed to a long term sustainable development lighting strategy, focused on public infrastructure, architectural heritage and large entertainment events.
In 2014 Bucharest celebrated 555 years since it was first mentioned in a document issued by Vlad the Impeller himself (known as Dracula), with 3D projections on the House of the People, the 2nd largest building in the world.
Bucharest will amaze you with its capacity to innovate, its passionate heartbeat and creativity.
I am looking forward to your visit to my beloved city so you can see for yourself the first edition of the Bucharest light festival, our historical sites, our architectural and cultural heritage, but most of all so you can discover the Romanian people.
General Mayor of Bucharest