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Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Carpathian Mountains, Bacau stands amid landscapes of haunting beauty. Exposed rocky peaks and dark forests border this quiet city of hidden gems. Exuding a rustic yet urbane charm, Bacau is an essential stop in a country known for its impressive castles, quiet sanctuaries and folklore tradition. Indeed, Bacau offers a fine introduction into Romanian culture. Feel relaxed as you take a walk in the city’s leafy parks, exchange pleasantries with the gregarious locals, enjoy regional dishes and be mesmerised by this unsung region lying in the shadow of Transylvania.
Flights to Bacau from Amsterdam take you into George Enescu International Airport, a short distance from your accommodation. The informative History Museum gives a fascinating insight into the region. Particularly interesting is the exhibit on the ancient kingdom of Dacia, whose tenacious people proved a worthy adversary for imperial Rome. More history can be found at the beautifully ornate St Precista church. An Orthodox site of elegant grandeur, the church is an ideal setting for tranquil reflection as well as appreciating the fine craftsmanship on display. A striking landmark in the town is the DADA monument dedicated to the artist who founded the movement, Tristan Tzara.
Take a relaxing stroll in Bacau’s Gepex Park, one of a number of attractive green spaces in the city. Grab a pizza, savour the verdant natural environment, or take a dip in the local swimming pool. There’s even an ice rink in this versatile and fun-filled park.
Bacau boasts an exciting array of retail opportunities suited to fulfilling your shopping needs. At the popular Arena Mall, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a number of established brands having a presence here. There’s also an independent selection of stores selling authentic Romanian crafts and gifts.
There are plenty of culinary delights on offer in this sophisticated regional city. Traditional Romanian dishes can be appreciated at Hanovra, an authentic restaurant specialising in locally sourced meals. Green Park is also a favourite among locals, with many Romanian delicacies served. Meanwhile, the finest European cuisine can be enjoyed at Piazetta, a stylish Italian restaurant complete with oven-baked pizzas. If you fancy some delightful French cuisine, check out Bacchus Bistro Chic for quality food in an elegant setting.
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Departing on Friday, 12 May 2017 and returning on Friday, 19 May 2017
Departing on Sunday, 14 May 2017 and returning on Saturday, 20 May 2017
Departing on Thursday, 30 March 2017 and returning on Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Departing on Tuesday, 4 April 2017 and returning on Thursday, 6 April 2017
|Food and drinks||Prices average|
|Beer (0.5 litre)||£1.00|
|Meal at McDonald's||£4.00|
|1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...)||£23.00|
|1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar)||£45.00|
|Average monthly disposable salary (net)||£326.00|