The Old Town is maybe the most picturesque area of the city, and serves as the focal point for tourists who visit Bucharest and want to have a good time at night. One of the lesser-known aspects of it, though, is the potential it has for daytime exploring.

So if you’re in Bucharest and you’re looking for things to do during the day, try a new kind of tour of the Old Town.

You can discover ancient churches, inns and streets, you can visit museums along the way, and you can find out stories such as of the Great Fire of Bucharest, or the legend of the 123-day long Roman party that happened here.

What to do when you visit Bucharest

The most interesting hidden stories and the most popular places in Bucharest’s Old Town can all be found with a city exploration game.

You can access it very simply, through Questo, the app that helps you guide yourself around the city, by following clues, while offering never-told-before stories about the places you visit. These are all part of a quest, a mission of discovery. The places and stories were created by local contributors and guides.

This specific quest is called The Old Town Treasure, and it’s focused on finding the most sought treasure of Bucharest. Some people have written books about it, others have dedicated ballads and entire poems. Romanians even made it the main theme of their hymn. The lost treasure of Bucharest is the most precious thing Romania has ever owned. Go search for it and see for yourself.

The quest starts in Piata Unirii, on the bridge over the river Dambovita, next to Starbucks, and it usually takes about an hour and a half to complete. Go find it in the app.