Food and transport in Romania are relatively cheap and shopping in traditional markets is even less expensive. Buying things outside Bucharest, the capital, is also more economical. As in many other capital cities, prices in Bucharest are slightly higher, particularly in the city centre. You can buy some pretty lace, thread work like macramé tablecloths and doilies, point lace and embroidered tablecloths.
Interesting examples of folk art in Romania are necklaces, vests, shoulder bags, belts and aprons, scarves, traditional textiles, carpets and rugs.
Shopping in Romania is a great experience. Read our Romania Shopping Guide below and learn about the best deals and places to shop in Romania. If you get hungry whilst shopping, stop for a traditional meal in one of the tasty Romania restaurants. For further local shopping information, visit out Bucharest Shopping Guide.
Generally, shops are open Monday through Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm, with variations depending on the season and region.
It’s wise to preserve your shopping receipts, in case you’re asked to prove the legality of your purchases to the authorities. Art bought at specific government stores like Apollo Gallery (National Theatre Building, Bucharest) can be exported.
While entering Romania, declare your valuables and retain the customs-endorsed documents to show while leaving the country.
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