Regie, Bucharest

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Regie on the map of Bucharest

Regie is a small district situated in western Bucharest, Romania on the banks of the Dâmboviţa river, in Sector 6. It is located in the vicinity of the Politehnica University of Bucharest and comprises mainly student dormitories and student facilities like restaurants, bars and clubs. It is delimited by the Crângași and Militari districts.

History[edit]

Interest in the area began in 1848 when the "Moara de apă Ciurel" water mill was built in the area. On the site of the water mill, the "Spicul" bread factory was built in 1948. In 2008, the factory was demolished and the construction of a residential complex began. In 1864, the "Manufactura de Tutun de la Belvedere" tobacco factory was built in the area. The factory was owned by Effingham Grant, a secretary for the British Consulate in Bucharest. Grant also built a mansion and established "Regia Monopolurilor Statului" in the area, hence the name "Regie" of the neighborhood. Construction of the student dormitories started in 1961. [1]

Transportation[edit]

The district is served by the Grozăveşti and Petrache Poenaru metro stations. The east side of the neighborhood is traversed quickly using the newly built Basarab Overpass, but only by car or tram because the overpass does not have any sidewalks. RATB student bus line 601 serves the area near the Splaiul Independenței street.

Living[edit]

The area is mostly inhabited by students so it has many restaurants, fast-food joints, pubs and clubs. Night life is very active and many people come here for entertainment. There are also many clubs dedicated to sport activities like billiards, table tennis or bowling. The Regie stadium, the home ground of the football club Sportul Studenţesc, is situated in the area. There are also some tennis courts and a rugby stadium nearby. Shopping in the area can be done either at the nearby Carrefour Orhideea, IDM Basarab Commercial Center or at one of the many kiosks near the student dormitories.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 44°26′46″N 26°03′08″E / 44.445983°N 26.052253°E / 44.445983; 26.052253