Cărtureşti bookshop in Bucharest, a carousel of light in the heart of the city

byVerónica Crocitti

Six floors high for over 10 thousand square meters of space with books, albums and music files: here is the Cărtureşti bookshop in Bucharest.

Carousel of Light. There couldn't be a more suitable name for what is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Located in the historic heart of the capital of Romania, the bookshopCărtureşti Carusel of Bucharest It presents itself to visitors in the guise of a very white 19th century building. Built in 1860, the palace belonged to a well-known banking family. In the 1930s, however, following the financial crisis, theChrissoveloni Palace(that's what it was called) had been transformed into a bazaar. Confiscated during the communist regime, it was finally abandoned and left to its fate.

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Only in recent years did the family of origin begin the restoration and modernization of the building until it became what it is today: the Carousel of Light. Officially inaugurated in February 2015, the bookshopCărtureşti Caruselof Bucharest has quickly become one of the main attractions of the Romanian capital. The palace is located in the lively areavia Lipscani, in the historic center of Bucharest, full of shops, bars and evening clubs. Just take a look at the large and spacious transparent windows to immediately realize that very precious treasures are kept inside: books, music albums, works of art.

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Six floors high for over 10 thousand square meters of space in which more than 10 thousand books, 5 thousand albums, music files are collected, as well as an area dedicated to chatting and coffee, and an art gallery. In short, if you are in Bucharest you certainly cannot miss this “jewel of culture”!

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