This special district was the residents of the city's nobility in the 15th century, and has since become a popular trading area for craftsmen. Around the district workshops opened, for a variety of things, like horseshoes, metalworks, leather, and more. Today the tradition of the workshops continues, alongside designer stores offering different things, usually made by the owner or designer themselves.
During a tour of the district, you will see modern sites next to the ancient building. There are many small magical streets, interesting workshops, cafes, and boutique stores in different style buildings, with a lot of design and thought about little details.
The population that lives here has been very varied throughout the years. There are those who live here with long Romanian root, as well as Jews, Turks, Germans, and more. The secret and charm of this area seems to be that the district allowing visitors to soak in the atmosphere that has characterized this place for many generations.
Craftsmen that settled here, became an inseparable part of the district. Until today, streets are named after the workshops that operated here. There is Sandel Street, Sword Fixer Street, and others.
Bucharest residents are grateful that this district was not destroyed during the Communist rule over the city. There were some plans that never reached the stage of construction. When ancient buildings in the district go through renovations today, they do so with loving hands, and not with bulldozers that flatten the ground for new buildings.