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Hanul cu Tei, Bucharest

 

This wooden construction is situated between Blănari and Lipscani street, and was built in 1833. The name means lime, and was probably due to the several lime trees planted in the garden.
The Rumanian word “han”, of Turkish origins, means inn, and refers to the cheap lodges where pilgrims used to stop overnight. The Han were big wooden constructions, used either to stock the merchants commodities and to offer a shelter tor travellers.

Afterwards all “Han” looked the same: a large central courtyard surrounded by high thick wallsThe “Hanul cu Tei” is the only han in Bucharest that has preserved the original characteristics and decorations. It represents one of the most representative constructions of Rumanian architecture, where it is still possible to breathe a typical 19th century atmosphere.

Hanul cu Tei, Bucarest


The building today plays host to the Gallery of Art and Antiquities, but it is also a place where it is possible to buy antique items such as tapestries, paintings, furniture, pictures, old documents, clocks, cameras, coins, decorations and toys.

 

What to see in Bucharest

 

» Il Parco Herastau

» Museum of the village

» Arch of Triumph

» Museum of natural history "Grigore Antipa"

» Rumanian athenaeum (Atenelum Roman)

» Hanul Cu Tei 

» Hanul lui Manuc          

» People’s House   

» Carol Park

» The Technical Museum