It is first referred to in history in 1459, as a citadel.
Bucharest is the 6th most-populated city in the European Union.
People Born in Bucharest
Bucharest in People's Lives
Catrinel Menghia: While on a school trip here in 2001, at the age of 16, I was discovered by an agent walking down the street. I moved here with my parent's blessing in 2001, at the age of 16, to pursue a career in modeling. I was signed with MRA Agency, and entered in the Ford Supermodel of the World: Romania competition, in which I placed second in 2001. I was named Romania's Model of the Year in 2002, and from there, my career took off.
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2002 to film scenes of the movie Cold Mountain.
Kellan Lutz: I traveled here in 2013 to film scenes of the movie The Expendables 3. We filmed on location at the National Museum, the Old Center, and the Lipscani area.
Michael Fassbender: I traveled here in 2008 to film the movie Blood Creek.
Natalie Portman: I traveled here in 2002 to film scenes of the movie Cold Mountain.