Shopping in Bucharest is an experience not to be missed out by any visitor of the capital of Romania. There are plenty of shopping centers, supermarkets, open-air markets, fashion boutiques and stores, antique, art and souvenir stores, malls and bookstores which cater for a large range of shopping tastes and needs.

It’s not just the products as such which entice potential buyers to venture into a virtually endless exploration, but also the fact shopping in Bucharest is an occasion to sample some of the eclectic charm of the city. Traditional and state-of-the-art at the same time, Bucharest puts forward a shopping platform rich enough to keep busy all sorts of keen shoppers, from fashion victims to visitors in search of picturesque souvenirs to bring back home and to remind them of their stay in the capital of Romania.

The historical center of Bucharest, crossed by the locally celebrated Lipscani Street, is, next to Calea Victoriei, a wonderful place to search out not only for the sake of sightseeing, but also with a genuine shopping interest. Amongst others, the historical center is also a hub of the local nightlife opportunities.

Malls and shopping centers in Bucharest

The malls and shopping centers of Bucharest stand out as, perhaps, the most rewarding and complete shopping opportunities, guaranteeing clients that nothing between famed designers clothes and foodstuff is missing. However, shopping as such is complemented by a solid leisure infrastructure, since the malls and the major shopping centers of Bucharest are laid out with cafes and restaurants, cinemas, sports and gambling facilities and even wellness and beauty care centers. All sorts all services are provided also, such as banking, communications and pharmaceutical services.

Unirea Shopping Center

Name:
Unirea Shopping Center
Address:
1, Piaţa Unirii, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3030208
Email:
office@unireashop.ro
Website:
www.unireashop.ro
Opening hours:
daily: 10am to 10pm

Băneasa Shopping City

Name:
Băneasa Shopping City
Address:
42 D, Şoseaua Bucharest-Ploieşti, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3065505
Fax:
0040 021 3060658
Website:
www.baneasashoppingcity.ro

Bucureşti Mall

Name:
Bucureşti Mall
Address:
55-59, Calea Vitan, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3276700 / 0040 021 3276102
Fax:
0040 021 3209209
Email:
office@anchorgrup.ro
Website:
www.bucurestimall.com.ro
Opening hours:
daily: 10am to 10pm

Liberty Center

Name:
Liberty Center
Address:
151-171, Strada Progresului, Bucharest, Romania
Website:
www.libertycenter.ro

Afi Palace Cotroceni

Name:
Afi Palace Cotroceni
Address:
4, Blvd. Vasile Milea, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 031 4257510
Fax:
0040 031 4257513
Website:
www.aficotroceni.ro
Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 10am to 10pm; Friday to Sunday: 10am to 11.30pm

Grand Arena Mall

Name:
Grand Arena Mall
Address:
12-18, Blvd. Metalurgiei, Bucharest, Romania
Website:
www.grandarena.ro
Opening hours:
daily: 9am to 10pm

Mario Plaza

Name:
Mario Plaza
Address:
172, Calea Dorobanţilor, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 2304771
Fax:
0040 021 2304120
Website:
www.marioplaza.eu
Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10am to 9pm; Sundays: 10am to 2pm

Plaza Romania

Name:
Plaza Romania
Address:
26, Blvd. Timişoara, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 4078475 / 0040 0214078483
Fax:
0040 021 3195051 / 0040 021 3195052
Email:
office@anchorgrup.ro
Website:
www.plazaromania.ro
Opening hours:
daily: 10am to 10pm

World Trade Center Bucharest

Name:
World Trade Center Bucharest
Address:
10, Piaţa Montreal, Bucharest, Romania
Website:
www.wtcb.ro

City Mall

Name:
City Mall
Address:
2, Şoseaua Olteniţei, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3193522
Fax:
0040 021 3193521
Email:
office@city-mall.ro
Website:
www.city-mall.ro

Militari Shopping Center

Name:
Militari Shopping Center
Address:
546-560, Blvd. Iuliu Maniu, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3808782 / 0040 0752 101022
Fax:
0040 021 3610460
Email:
office@militari-shopping.ro
Website:
www.militari-shopping.ro
Opening hours:
daily: 10am to 10pm

Sun Plaza

Name:
Sun Plaza
Address:
391, Calea Văcăreşti, Bucharest, Romania
Website:
www.sunplaza.ro
Opening hours:
daily: 10am to 10pm

Jolie Ville Galleria

Name:
Jolie Ville Galleria
Address:
103 bis, Erou Iancu Nicolae, Băneasa, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 2068001
Email:
office@jolieville.ro
Website:
www.jolieville.ro

Supermarkets in Bucharest

Besides the supermarkets located within the major shopping centers and malls in Bucharest, there are plenty of supermarkets proper which complement the comprehensive picture of the shopping opportunities in Bucharest.

Carrefour

There are 7 Carrefour supermarkets in Bucharest. For the complete list of the contact information of each of these supermarkets, visit Carrefour.

Kaufland

Kaufland too has several branches in Bucharest. In order to learn about their location, opening hours and the like, visit Kaufland.

Billa

There are 3 Billa supermarkets in Bucharest. For thorough information on their addresses and opening hours, please visit Billa.

Cora

Cora complements the range of supermarket chains in Bucharest. For specific information on the location and opening hours of each of its branches, visit Cora.

Antique and art stores in Bucharest

Surprisingly enough, in Bucharest there are plenty of antique and art stores where visitors can delight in buying or, why not, merely admiring, the most miscellaneous range of items: manuscripts, old furniture, decorative items, rare maps, artworks (both fine art and applied and decorative art), old photographs and printings. Connoisseurs might very well tell the difference between the genuine assets and the mere trinkets, but amateurs are warned against rushing into buying the all-tempting and eye-catching items, since the valuables are often mixed with unworthy, yet alluring exhibits.

Hanul cu Tei

Name:
Hanul cu Tei
Address:
5-7, Strada Blănari, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3130181

Stef Art

Name:
Stef Art
Address:
19, Strada Buzeşti, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 0720 327338

Galateea Gallery

Name:
Galateea Gallery
Address:
132, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3504370

Nemtoi Gallery

Name:
Nemtoi Gallery
Address:
126, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3129800

Atmosphere Deco

Name:
Atmosphere Deco
Address:
5, Strada General Eremia Grigorescu, Bucharest, Romania

Zambaccian Art Gallery

Name:
Zambaccian Art Gallery
Address:
12, Strada Blănari, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3153485 / 0040 021 3153438

Simeza Gallery

Name:
Simeza Gallery
Address:
20, Blvd. General Gheorghe Magheru, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 6597580

Orizont Gallery

Name:
Orizont Gallery
Address:
23 A, Blvd. Nicolae Bălcescu, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3158922
Email:
contact@galeria-orizont.ro
Website:
www.galeria-orizont.ro

Quasar Antiques

Name:
Quasar Antiques
Address:
63-81, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3107185 / 0040 0722 573030
Email:
contact@quasarantiques.net
Website:
www.quasarantiques.net

Amadeus Art Gallery

Name:
Amadeus Art Gallery
Address:
3, Strada Edgar Quintet, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3151083
Email:
office@antichitati.ro
Website:
www.antichitati.ro

Souvenir and folk art shops in Bucharest

Understandably, foreign tourists might want to purchase something to remind them of their stay in Bucharest. Traditional souvenirs and folk art works are ideal in this respect. There are plenty of shops scattered throughout Bucharest who cater for this category of tourists, especially within the major shopping centers, but not exclusively. However, tourists’ attention seems to be drawn in particular by the National Village Museum shop and by the Museum of the Romanian Peasant, where visitors are guaranteed the genuineness of the purchases.

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

Name:
Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum (Muzeul Naţional al Satului Dimitrie Gusti)
Address:
28-30, Şoseaua Kiseleff, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3179103 / 0040 021 3179106
Fax:
0040 021 3179068
Email:
contact@muzeul-satului.ro
Website:
www.muzeul-satului.ro

Museum of the Romanian Peasant

Name:
Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Muzeul Ţăranului Român)
Address:
3, Şoseaua Kiseleff, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone:
0040 021 3179661
Fax:
0040 021 3179660 / 0040 021 3129875
Email:
mtr@digicom.ro
Website:
www.muzeultaranuluiroman.ro

Markets in Bucharest

There are plenty of markets in Bucharest, and searching them out is not at all a hollow tourist pursuit. By exploring these markets, visitors can make an idea about the somehow chaotic yet picturesque manner in which locals understand to do their daily shopping. Here, tourists can find produces which range from foodstuff to clothing and to almost everything in between these two categories. The diversity of the products, as well as the specific layout of the stalls and stands, lends the local markets of Bucharest the atmosphere specific of a typical Oriental bazaar.

Given the size of the city, in Bucharest there are some 60 markets. The following is but a short list of the most important markets in Bucharest:

Obor Market

Name:
Obor Market (Piaţa Obor)
Address:
5, Câmpul Moşilor, Bucharest, Romania

Amzei Market

Name:
Amzei Market (Piaţa Amzei)
Address:
6, Strada Christian Tell, Bucharest, Romania

Dorobanţilor Market

Name:
Dorobanţilor Market (Piaţa Dorobanţilor)
Address:
3-5, Blvd. Radu Beller, Bucharest, Romania

1 May Market

Name:
1 May Market (Piaţa 1 Mai)
Address:
123, Blvd. Ion Mihalache, Bucharest, Romania

South Market

Name:
South Market (Piaţa Sudului)
Address:
Şoseaua Olteniţei, Bucharest, Romania

Aurel Vlaicu Market

Name:
Aurel Vlaicu Market (Piaţa Aurel Vlaicu)
Address:
25, Strada Măguricea, Bucharest, Romania

Floreasca Market

Name:
Floreasca Market (Piaţa Floreasca)
Address:
1, Strada Banu Antonache, Bucharest, Romania

Unirii Market

Name:
Unirii Market (Piaţa Unirii)
Address:
2, Blvd. Corneliu Coposu, Bucharest, Romania

Vitan Market

Name:
Vitan Market (Piaţa Vitan)
Address:
13-19, Calea Vitan, Bucharest, Romania
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