I am sure that many of you already know about some of Bucharest’s main tourist attractions and landmarks, such as The Village Museum, The Palace of Parliament, The Old Town, Cișmigiu Park, but I guess not many know that Bucharest hosts one of the best car collections in the world open to the public.
You don’t necessarily have to be a car enthusiast to visit the place, but if you are indeed a car lover, then this would be heaven to you.
I am talking about ȚIRIAC COLLECTION, the private car collection of Mr Ion Țiriac – a tennis champion and one of the most important sports promoters in Romania and abroad.
The gallery was launched in November 2013 and includes over 200 vehicles manufactured since 1899, all models displayed being fully functional. This gallery is the only current collection in the world that features all the 7 Rolls-Royce Phantom models of the I-VII series.
I think I don’t exaggerate if I say that this gallery is probably one of the richest rooms you can ever be in. It’s overwhelming to find yourself surrounded by so many shiny and luxury cars and to have summarized in front of you part of the history of car evolution. Each model displayed has a full description but if you want to skip the historical and technical details, you can just enjoy the aesthetics as I did.
Location: Otopeni, across Henri Coanda Airport
Opening Hours: Friday – Sunday 10:00 – 19:00
Price: 15 RON (7.5 RON for students and pensioners)
It’s a very nice and interesting activity to do, especially if you want to add another item to your to-do list in Bucharest or if the weather doesn’t allow other outdoor activities. It’s suitable for kids as well.
If you want to have a glimpse of this amazing car collection, check my video below and I hope that I piqued your curiosity and you will get to visit it yourself.