Bucharest candidate for European Capital of Culture

The announcement was made after the Bucharest General Council approved a project for the city to be included in the competition.

Despite the winning city not being crowned until 2021, there will first be a national competition - set to start in 2015 – which will decide which Romanian city will go forward to the main competition.

Bucharest has become a very popular stop-off for popular river cruise destination.

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