|Pack of cigarettes||$4.32|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$295.15|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$83.22|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.21|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.46|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$6.18|
|Water bottle (1.5 liter)||$0.79|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$1.01|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$4.63|
|Loaf of white bread||$0.68|
Voluntari, situated in Ilfov County, is a suburb of the national capital city of Bucharest. The town got its name from the “volunteer” soldiers who fought in the World War I for Romania and who were awarded plots to build homes after the war ended. With the capital city less than 10 km distant, Voluntari is the perfect springboard for visiting Burcharest; there are plenty of hotels in Voluntari that offer fine and comfortable accommodation.
One of the first destinations visitors coming in on the cheap flights to Voluntari consider is the Parliament Place in the centre of Bucharest. Situated close to Pia?a Unirii, the building is the largest in the world save the Pentagon. Built in 1983, there are 3100 rooms in the 12 stories; guided tours every 30 minutes are the best way of exploring this magnificent edifice. The Old Centre features a collection of mid-19th century houses, ruins of the medieval court of the Wallachian princes, churches, shops and restaurants. The Revolution Square has an impressive monument commemorating those who laid down their lives in the revolution. Near the Her?str?u Park is the Arcul de Triumf, an imposing arch. Visit the Romanian Atheneum that dates back to 1888 to see a magnificent mural, depicting scenes from Romanian history.
One of the best reasons for flying in with the cheap flights to Voluntari is the assortment of museums in Bucharest. The Village Museum is an open-air museum with few hundred traditional buildings; also on display are the heritage art and crafts of the country and occasionally festivals highlighting the folklore and crafts. The Museum of the Romanian Peasant is an enthralling showcase of the artefacts of traditional pastoral life. The building that was earlier the Royal Palace now houses the Art Museum that has fascinating displays of Romanian art as it developed from the ancient time to the contemporary. The National Museum of Contemporary Art features the latest in Romania's flourishing art scene. The Cotroceni Palace Museum houses an interesting collection of belongings of the erstwhile royal family of the country. The early 18th century Stavropoleos Church features some striking decorative sculpture and murals. The 16th century Plumbuita Monastery once contained the first printing press of the region.