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Every year we’re putting together various extra activities for you to enjoy during congress days! This page will keep you updated about the best ways to make new friends and discover Bucharest during your short stay.

Palace of Parliament - Palatul Parlamentului

The grandiose Palace of Parliament, a permanent reminder of a communist leader's megalomania, was built during Nicolae Ceaușescu’s regime to gather all state institutions under the same roof - but the result was way bigger than expected. Having become not only the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function, but also the most expensive and the heaviest, the Palace of Parliament nowadays houses three museums, is a major conference center and still serves its primary purpose, hosting the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.

During MEDICS, you can take part in one of our exclusive Palace of the Parliament guided tours. The tour will be in English. If you’re a student and you have a valid student card, the admission is free; otherwise, the ticket is 10 RON and you will pay directly at the museum on the day of the tour.

There will be two tours on Friday, 20 April: one starts at 9.30 and the other at 11.30. The meeting point is Izvor Metro Station, 45 minutes before the tour starts.

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PLEASE NOTE: For this tour you must bring a valid National ID Card/Passport. Before the tour begins, you will be subjected to an airport-style security check - make sure you don’t carry any sharp objects, knives, guns, etc. You must comply to the museum’s internal rules.

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Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History - Muzeul National de Istorie Naturala Grigore Antipa

Do you like to have fun and learn new things at the same time? Then you’ll love the Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History - one of the oldest and largest research institutions in Romania, focused on biodiversity and public education. It currently exhibits more than 2 MILLIONS invertebrate and vertebrate species, as well as generous mineralogical, zoological and paleontological collections.

During MEDICS, you can take part in an exclusive tour of the Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History. If you’re a student and you have a valid student card, the ticket is 5 RON; otherwise, the admission fee is 20 RON.

There will be one tour on Friday, April 20, that starts at 16.00. The meeting point is in front of the Grigore Antipa Museum (Victory Square Metro Station), near the giraffe statue, 15 minutes before the tour starts.

If you want to book a place at this tour, you must pay the admission fee in advance on our website.

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Village Museum - Muzeul Satului

Walking Bucharest’s busy boulevards, it’s easy to forget Romania’s roots. Join us and embark on a quest to discover a time capsule in the heart of an urban jungle. Bucharest Village Museum is one of those few places that take us back to the past and inspire us to understand and appreciate it for its true value. Extending on 14 hectares, in one of the capital’s most beautiful and largest parks, Herastrau, the Village Museum is one of the first open-air museums in the world that recreates a traditional Romanian village. It currently displays 346 house and more than 53,000 objects, unique peasant homes and technical installations, moved from their original location and rebuilt according to the original techniques, including watermills, oil presses, fountains, roadside crucifixes and churches.

During MEDICS, you can take part in an exclusive guided tour of the Village Museum. The tour will be in English and is free for MEDICS participants. There are 30 places available.

There will be one tour on Friday, 20 April, that starts at 10.00. The meeting point is in front of the museum’s main entrance, 20 minutes before the tour starts.

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Cotroceni National Museum - Muzeul National Cotroceni

Since it was built in the 17th century by ruler Serban Cantacuzino, Cotroceni Palace has been home to several Romanian leaders, undergoing significant alterations throughout the years. The Palace served as a residence to King Carol I and Ferdinand during the first half of the 19th century, only to be later transformed into an official guesthouse by Nicolae Ceausescu. It now serves as the seat of the Romanian Presidency.

During MEDICS, you can take part in one of our exclusive Cotroceni National Museum guided tours.

If you’re a student and you have a valid student card, the ticket is 20 RON, otherwise, the admission fee is 40 RON.

There will be two tours on Friday, 20 April: one starts at 9.30 and the other at 14.00. The meeting point is in front of the museum’s main entrance, 20 minutes before the tour starts.

If you want to book a place at this tour, you must pay the admission fee in advance on our website.

PLEASE NOTE: For this tour you must bring a valid National ID Card/Passport. Before the tour begins, you will be subjected to an airport-style security check - make sure you don’t carry any sharp objects, knives, guns, etc. You must comply to the museum’s internal rules.

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Pub Crawling

It’s hard to sum up the Bucharest nightlife - but our Pub Crawling does it well. Check out a selection of bars in Bucharest during our offbeat tour. Start from Victoriei Square, solve puzzles and find the clues that lead you to the next stop. Drinks are on us.

The Pub Crawling will be on Saturday, April 21st. The meeting point is in front of the Grigore Antipa Museum (Victoriei Square Metro Station), near the giraffe statue, at 20:30.

The event is free for any MEDICS participant. The number of places is limited. If you want to participate in the Pub Crawling, you must book a place below.

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Break Out Escape Room

An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players have to solve a series of riddles in order to get out.

During MEDICS you can test your puzzle-solving skills at Break Out Escape Room. If you’re a student and you have a valid student card, the ticket is 25 RON.

Please keep in mind that you must have your passport with you (or a national ID card) and your student card.

There will be two Escape Room rounds on Friday, April 20, starting at 13.00 and at 14.30. The meeting point is 18 General Nicolae C. Dona Street, Bucharest.

If you want to book a place for the escape room, you must pay the admission fee in advance on our website.

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