The Manuc’s Inn is a historical monument which brightens up the somewhat dull architectural patrimony of the Union Square. The edifice is not located within the square proper, but just across Strada Halelor, and its uniqueness lies both in its architectural merits, as well as in its historical background.

Thus, the building was erected in the early 19th century (between 1806 and 1808) by order of Manuc Mârzaian, dubbed Manuc Bei, a rich Armenian merchant and official who had to establish in Bucharest by the force of the political circumstances. The original structure of the venue remains unknown, but what is certain is the owner had the structure erected in a style such as to contrast with the back then fashionable fortress-like look of the similar establishments of the time. Thus, the inn materializes a picturesque Roman style which stands out by the openness of its general layout and friendliness of the architectural traits.

Originally, the structure was ample enough to accommodate more than 100 rooms, several stores and underground cellars. After the death of Manuc, in 1817, the fate of the inn became quite ambiguous, mostly when the legitimate heirs of Manuc sold the property since it proved to be a business which didn’t pay off (after 1842). The inn became the property of sundry other businessmen, and successively turned into a hotel, restaurant and winery. The inn has long been part of the tourist infrastructure of Bucharest, offering reliable, though not necessarily the most exquisite accommodation solutions to the visitors of Bucharest. At present, it only plays a key role on the tourist platform of the city by force of its architectural and historical reputation. Definitely, we speak of a tourist sight not to be missed out while in Bucharest.

Manuc’s Inn (Hanul lui Manuc)
62, Strada Franceza, Bucharest, Romania
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