Sector 6 is a sub-district in the heart of Bucharest and harbours the thriving neighbourhoods of Drumul Taberei and Cotroceni. It’s also home to the official presidential residence, national museums and centuries-old churches and monasteries.
Things to do in Sector 6
Nature and culture collide at Bucharest Botanical Garden in the Cotroceni district, with at least 10,000 plant species and a stunning Romanian Brancovenesc-style museum harbouring thousands of volumes on the intricacies of botany. Satisfy your green thumb in climate-controlled glasshouses nurturing flora from across the globe, including medicinal and exotic plants.
Itching to uncover the world of Romanian shopping? Start at Plaza Romania, a retail extravaganza featuring a hypermarket and modern mall with leisure areas, cinemas, fitness centre and bowling alley. Families find loads of entertainment at Afi Palace Cotroceni mall, with hundreds of stores, an IMAX theatre, ice-skating rink and roller coaster.
Join a guided tour to see Cotroceni Palace, the official hilltop residence of the Romanian President, and the on-site Cotroceni National Museum. You can view sacred art collections and centuries-old wood coins, as well as about 20,000 musicological items. Other impressive architecture in Sector 6 includes the 17th-century Chiajna Monastery, which has a secret tunnel to Belvedere Palace.
Dining and nightlife in Sector 6 cluster in Cotroceni, lighting up the night with clubs such as Quantic and Princess Club. Classic pubs and coffee shops, such as Tiffany Caffe, draw crowds looking for quality brews and welcoming atmospheres.
Getting around Sector 6
Mass transit covers the entire Bucharest metropolitan area, including Sector 6. You can choose between light rail, bus lines, trolleybuses, subways and trams. For a more convenient way to get around, pick up a rental car or hail a taxi.