Piaţa Victoriei is a massive square at the northern end of Calea Victoriei. In fact, it is a veritable ocean of tarmac. Palatul Victoria, the headquarters of the Romanian government, stands on one side while the Museum of the Romanian Peasant is just north of the square.
Actually, the monument is informally refered to as "Teapa", because of it its' look like a torture stake or thorn.
This odd monument is officially called The Revival's Memorial, erected in the memory of the people who died during the events of 1989 following the fall of Ceausescu,
The square where the Bucharest revolution started in december 1989. Lots of important buildings here; among them the beautiful Athenaeum concert Hall, The national library, the Royal Palace and the Senate building.
Ceausescu must have had an obsession with size. This square is just too big; it does not have the feeling of a square. The traffic here is terrifying, be carefull when crossing the boulevards. On one side of the square there is a shopping center; nowadays the architecture is covered with colourfull McDonalds signs and huge advertizing billboards.
This square is one of Bucharests most famous symbols, it was the place where the revolution of 1989 was held. In that square, thousand of Bucharest citizens came to protest against the dictator Ceausescu. You can still notice today the signs of the bullets that hit the Royal palace during the revolution.
The square is located at the middle of Calea Victoriei, at the streets widest part were aits actully becomes a square.In addition to the Royal palace (that today is the National Art museum) there are some other famous sights of Bucharest in this square:
-The Central University Library
-Hilton "Athenee Palace"
This is Bucharests most central area for a long time now although it totally changed its face a few times during the 20th century with manymonu,ments and buildings that are gone now... this place can be the strating and the ending point of your visit in Bucharest.
Around the square you can see the University of Bucharest, the National theater and the famous Intercontinental hotel.
The area of the square is also a shopping zone with many international brands.
The Old Senate square (also called as the UN square) is located at the South entrance to Calea Victoriei. The 2 famous building, that called "Adriatica" and "Agricola", which were built during the 2 world wars are located there (with a big need for renovations nowdays). They were desingd by the arch. Petre Antonescu.
The 2 buildings also served as a model for the Socialist Unirii blvd.
Piata Unirii is a gigantic square built by Ceausescu (yes, that man again!) by flattening many blocks of old Bucharest, evicting thousands of people from their homes. It is large and impersonal, and now is full of billboards, as you can see in the photo.
From Piata Unirii, the Boulevard Unirii (modelled after the Champs-Elysees in Paris, but deliberately made 1 metre wider) leads to the Parliamentary Palace.
This enormous square is one of Bucharests most central points of commercial, offices, transportation and sights. In the Middle of the square stands a great fountain and smaller fountains of its type continues along Unirii boulevard.
In the squares one side you will find the Unirii Department store that made into a modern shopping center lately. If you continue west to the square you will arrive to the spectacular Parliament.
Piata Victoriei - one of the many huge squares in Bucharest. The architecture/display is typically Eastern European - broad boullevards, enormous squares, megalomanic buildings... But to me it is very beautiful and I love it! Victory square is one of the most important business squares and it's one of the most beautiful ones.
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