The capital of Romania and its cultural and commercial hub, Bucharest is home to FC Steaua Bucharest, who won the European Cup in 1986. Its international airport, named after the inventor Henri Coandă, is situated north of the city, which has an affordable and reliable metro system. The city itself is located in the middle of the Romanian Plain, 60km north of the river Danube. Visitors interested in food are sure to be delighted by Romanian cuisine and will notice that the most celebrated local recipes have elements of Turkish, German, Greek and Hungarian influences.
Romania’s biggest stadium was built on the site of the previous national stadium, Stadionul Naţional ‘Lia Manoliu’, which closed its doors in 2007. Construction of the new stadium was completed in 2011, and it has remained home to the Romanian national team. Owned by the City of Bucharest, the stadium has hosted major football events such as the 2012 UEFA Europe League Final, UEFA Champions League matches, national championship finals, and other major public events such as concerts and screenings. The stadium’s 55,000 blue, yellow and red seats reflect the national flag of Romania and are covered by a retractable roof.