Arhitectural Monuments in Bucharest

Bucharest has a number of landmarks that are identified with it throughout the world. Perhaps the most prominent of these is the Palace of the Parliament, which was built in the 1980s during the reign of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Currently the largest building in Europe and the second-largest in the world, the Palace houses the Romanian Parliament (the Chamber of Deputies and Senate), as well as the National Museum of Contemporary Art. It is also often used as a convention centre.

Another well-known landmark of Bucharest is the Arcul de Triumf (Triumphal Arch), which was built in 1935 and was modelled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. A newer landmark of the city is the Memorial of Rebirth, a stylised marble pillar unveiled in 2005 to commemorate the victims of the Romanian Revolution of 1989, which overthrew Communism. The abstract monument sparked a great deal of controversy when it was unveiled, being dubbed with names such as "the toothpick and the olive", ("maslina-n scobitoare"), as many believed that it didn't symbolise the revolution well enough.

Aside from these landmarks, Bucharest also has a number of cultural venues, mentioned below, that are often considered icons of the city, such as the Romanian Athaeneum.

ANA DAVILA

Address: BUCHAREST, Sector 5


BELLU CEMETERY
Address: BUCHAREST, Sector 4
Bellu is the most famous cemetery in Bucharest, Romania. It is located on a plot of land donated to the local administration by Baron Barbu Bellu. It has been in use since 1858.


CASA CAPSA
Address: BUCHAREST, Sector 3
Casa Capşa is a historic restaurant in Bucharest, Romania, first established in 1852. At various times it has also included a hotel; most recently, it reopened as a 61-room hotel.


CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OF BUCHAREST
Address: BUCHAREST, Sector 1
It was built on the land bought by King Carol I of Romania for the "Carol I University Foundation" and designed by French architect Paul Gottereau. The building was completed in 1893 and it was opened on 14 March 1895. In 1911, the building was extended by the same architect and the new wing was opened on 9 May 1914.


ELISABETA PALACE
Address: BUCHAREST, Sector 1
It was inaugurated in 1937 in the presence of King Carol II and the other personalites of the time


FLYING BIRD

Address: BUCHAREST, Sector 3


FOUNTAIN 1906

Address: BUCHAREST, Sector 4


FREE PRESS HOUSE
Address: BUCHAREST, Sector 1
Construction began in 1952 and was completed in 1956. It was designed by the architect Horia Maicu, in the pure (albeit comparatively small-scale) style of Soviet Socialist realism, resembling the main building of the Moscow State University, and was intended to house all of Bucharest's printing presses, the newsrooms and their staff.


GLOBUS CIRCUS
Address: BUCHAREST, Sector 2
A huge building raised in 1960 for State Circus. It has 3.500 seats.


KILOMETRE ZERO MONUMENT

Address: BUCHAREST, Sector 1





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