Triumphal Arch - Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest

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    Arcul de Triumf

    by Airpunk Written Sep 18, 2013
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    Bucharest's nickname is “Little Paris” and the admiration for the French capital reached its climax in the late 19th and early 20th century. It is therefore no surprise to find a copy of Paris' Arc de Triomphe in Bucharest. The original structure was a wooden one erected in 1878, it was later replaced by a larger – still wooden – one in 1922 until the current one was finished in 1936. Unlike Paris'' triumphal arch, which celebrates Napoleon's victories, this one was installed to celebrate the founding of the Romanian Nation in 1878.

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    by codrutz Updated Aug 23, 2011

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    Raised in 1922 to commemorate Romania's Great War dead, the original construction was of wood, replaced by the present, Petru Antonescu designed concrete structure in 1935. Standing 25 metres high, the Arc has a staircase that allows visitors to climb to the terrace on the top of the monument.

    The Triumphal Arch in Bucharest is about half the size than the Paris' one, and at the intersection of six streets rather than twelve like in Paris.

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    Arcul de Triumf

    by Vanity666 Written Sep 17, 2009
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    Initially built of wood in 1922 to honor the bravery of Romanian soldiers who fought in World War I, Bucharest's very own Arc de Triomphe was finished in Deva granite in 1936. Designed by the architect, Petre Antonescu, the Arc stands 85 feet high. An interior staircase allows visitors to climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city. The sculptures decorating the structure were created by leading Romanian artists, including Ion Jalea, Constantin Medrea and Constantin Baraschi.

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    by Fen Written Nov 6, 2008

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    Initially built of wood in 1922 to honor the bravery of Romanian soldiers who fought in World War I, Bucharest's very own Arc de Triomphe was finished in Deva granite in 1936. Designed by the architect, Petre Antonescu, the Arc stands 85 feet high. An interior staircase allows visitors to climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city. The sculptures decorating the structure were created by leading Romanian artists, including Ion Jalea, Constantin Medrea and Constantin Baraschi.

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    Arcul de Triumf

    by monica71 Updated Mar 6, 2008

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    Modelled on the triumphal arch in Paris, the structure was erected in 1935-1936 to commemorate the creation of Greater Romania which took place in 1918. It sits on the spot where two earlier arches stood: the first arch made of wood and cardboard was erected in 1878 to mark Romania's independence from the Turks; the second arch made of timber was erected in 1922 to mark Ferdinand's entry into Bucharest as the first king of Greater Romania. The current arch is built of concrete and granite. Portraits of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie decorate one face, while the names of battles fought by Romanians during the First World War can be seen on the other face. The portraits of the king and queen were destroyed during the communist rule but they were restored in 1992. The sculptures decorating the arch were created by Ion Jalea, D. Onofrei and Constantin Baraschi.

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    Arcul de Triumf

    by iwys Updated Dec 8, 2007

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    This Romanian imitation of Paris' Arc de Triomphe was built in 1935 to replace an earlier, poorly-constructed arch, which had been erected in 1922 to commemorate the unification of Romania four years earlier. This one is possibly even grander than the one in Paris. It stands at a busy road intersection, which is not particularly pedestrian friendly. You'll see it if you visit Herăstrău Park.

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    War Monument

    by PierreZA Written Aug 17, 2007

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    Arc de Triumf

    You will most probably pass the Arc de Triumph(f) on you way from the airport to the city. It has a massive Romanian flag attached. Looks identical to the Arc in Paris. This Arch was erected in memory of those killed during WW I.

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    A Replica

    by viddra Updated Apr 10, 2007
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    This is a well-known landmark of Bucharest, the Arcul de Triumf (Triumphal Arch). It was built in 1935 and modelled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

    That's another reason why Bucharest is nicknamed 'The Little Paris'.

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    by mvtouring Written Jan 20, 2007

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    The Triumphal Arch in Bucharest is a little smaller than the one in Paris, but it is also located at the intersection of (six) boulevards. Built in 1922 to commemorate Romania's Great War dead, the original construction was of wood, replaced by the present, Petru Antonescu designed concrete structure in 1935. Standing 25 metres high, the Arc has a staircase that allows visitors to climb to the terrace on the top of the monument. The sculptures that decorate the monument were created by leading artists of the day, including Ion Jalea, Constantin Medrea and Constantin Baraschi.

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    The Triumphal Arch (Arcul de Triumf)

    by Andraf Updated Sep 27, 2006

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    The Triumphal Arch, Bucharest

    In northern Bucharest, along Sos. Kiseleff lies Bucharest's Triumphal Arch (Arcul de Triumf). Modelled on the triumphal arch in Paris, the structure was erected in 1935-1936 to commemorate the creation of Greater Romania which took place in 1918. It sits on the spot where two earlier arches stood: the first arch made of wood and cardboard was erected in 1878 to mark Romania's independence from the Turks; the second arch made of timber was erected in 1922 to mark Ferdinand's entry into Bucharest as the first king of Greater Romania. The current arch is built of concrete and granite. Portraits of King Ferdinand and Queen Marie decorate one face, while the names of battles fought by Romanians during the First World War can be seen on the other face. The portraits of the king and queen were destroyed during the communist rule but they were restored in 1992. The sculptures decorating the arch were created by leading artists of the day, including Ion Jalea, D. Onofrei and Constantin Baraschi.

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    Triumphal Arch

    by traveloturc Updated Jul 4, 2006
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    As a little paris of course we need a Triumphal Arch from all the boulevards coming from every direction .Actually six.It was build in 1922 ( on wood) to commemorate Romania's Great War dead in the first world war than Petru Antonescu designed, concrete structure in 1935.

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    Arcul de Triumf

    by draguza Updated Jun 7, 2006

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    The Arc

    In Bucharest there is even an Arc de Triomphe on the impressive Soseaua Kisseleff which is longer than the Champs Elysees and has ranges of trees which flower beautifully in the spring.

    Raised in 1922 to commemorate Romania's Great War dead, the original construction was of wood, replaced by the present, Petru Antonescu designed, concrete structure in 1935. Standing 25 metres high, the Arc has a staircase that allows visitors to climb to the terrace on the top of the monument. The sculptures that decorate the monument were created by leading artists of the day, including Ion Jalea, Constantin Medrea and Constantin Baraschi.

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    Now this reminds me of Paris!

    by Dabs Written Jun 12, 2005

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    A little taste of Paris

    If you are driving up near Herastrau Park or the Village Museum, you should pass by the Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest's version of the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

    The original structure, made out of wood, was built in 1922 to commemorate the dead from WWI and was replaced by the current concrete/granite structure in 1935.

    One of the guidebooks says you can climb to the top of the monument, but I never saw people on top of it nor did I see any possible way to get the the arch without getting flattened by crazy Bucharest drivers. I had to be content with taking a picture from the car window.

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    Arcul de Triumf

    by toshigiappone Updated Apr 22, 2005

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    Arcul de Triumf

    This Triumphal Arch is not constructed by Ceausescu. It was built in 1936 to honor that Romania was united in 1918.

    Of course it looks like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Anyway, unlike the counterpart in Paris, we cannot enter the inside of the arch.

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    Triumphant Arch

    by surudream Written Apr 12, 2005

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    Triumphant Arch

    The first Arch was built quickly in 1878 for the parade of the troops that were coming back from the independence war. Being built from light materials, the Arch deteriorated after a while. A new temporary building was built for another parade of the Romanian troops that took part in the first war. Rebuilt from concrete, between 1935 and 1936 after the Petre Antonescu architect's drawings, the monument has a classic look, being decorated with sculptures and bas-reliefs made by Ion Jalea, Cornel Medrea, Constantin Baraschi and Costin Petrescu.

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