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Private One-Way Bucharest OTP Airport Transfer
Enjoy a fast safe private airport transfer from Otopeni Airport to any address in Bucharest or vice versa. Professional guides and driver will be escorting you on your journey and will make sure that you reach your desired destination safe and in time."""This is a fast transfer from/to the Bucharest Otopeni Airport to/from any address in Bucharest or vice-versa our offer is the perfect sollution. An English speaking driver will be waiting with signboards at the airport or in front of the hotel."title=Highlights&1=Airport+transfer"""Bucharest
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Day Trip To Dracula's Castle from Bucharest
"This day trip is one of the most amazing way to discover and explore two stunning castles in Transylvania unique in Europe and famous worldwide: Bran (Dracula’s) Castle and Peles Castle. Bran Castle famously known as Dracula’s Castle is an intriguing 13th century hilltop fortress and one of Romania’s landmarks attracting tourists from all over the world fascinated by the myth of Count Dracula. Peles Castle is one of the most stunning castles in Europe a masterpiece of architecture and former summer residence of the Royal Family in the picturesque city of Sinaia. The tour includes a walking tour in the historical center of the medieval city of Brasov: The Black Church The Council Square The Old Walls of the fortress
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Panoramic City Tour of Bucharest
"Your tour will depart in the morning for a 2-hour tour to see the most iconic places in the city. You'll see the Palace of Parliament - the world’s largest heaviest and most expensive administrative building The Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral- the center of the Romanian Orthodox Church University Square Romana Square Victory Square Arch of Triumph
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Calea Victoriei Tips (10)

Calea Victoriei

Calea Victoriei is the oldest street of Bucharest - 1692 - it used to link the Old Princely Court (downtown) with Mogosoaia Palace (north of Bucharest).

It was initially paved with oak beams.

The name Calea Victoriei (Victory Avenue) was given in 1878 after the Romanian War for independence.

A walk on the Calea Victoriei takes about 1 hour - from Piata Victoriei (large square, with the government building) to Piata Natiunilor Unite (small square, at the Dambovita river). Along the way you can see: the Cantacuzino Palace, the Revolution Square, the Military Club, the Romanian Savings Bank building and the Romanian History Museum. From the south end of Calea Victoriei you can go into the old part of the town, with the Old Princely Court and oldest streets in Bucharest (Lipscani, Gabroveni, Selari) where you can find a large number of pubs, restaurants and terraces (the largest aglomeration of those in a single place in Bucharest).

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codrutz
Aug 26, 2011

Calea Victoriei

This road has many beautiful buildings and monuments. We only walked one stretch of it (from just above Revolution Square to the end of Lipscani) the rest will have to wait for future visits. Highlights for us were the Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel, the Atheneum, the buildings of Piata Revolutiei, Cercul Militar and the Odeon.

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IreneMcKay
Aug 03, 2011

Calea Victoriei

Calea Victoriei is Bucharest's' oldest and grandest boulevard. It was built in 1692 by Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu, to link his summer palace to the city centre. It is lined with neo-Classical buildings, like the Cercul Militar, hotels, theatres, restaurants and expensive clothes shops.

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Nov 24, 2007

Stroll along Calea Victoriei

Calea Victoriei is one of Bucharest's main streets and is very interesting to walk along during the day or at night. With a number of shops, restaurants, and bars, this street will have something interesting for any travelor.

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Aug 11, 2007
 
 
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Buildings on Calea Victoriei - Zlatari Church

Built in 1705, the church bears the name of the place were it was constructed - Zlatari being a Romanian archaism for both silversmiths and goldsmiths working for the court.

Zlatari church lived the same faith as other churches in Bucharest – during the communist regime, it was surrounded by concrete blocks, to be “hidden from sight”

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Aug 13, 2006

Buildings on Calea Victoriei - Financial Plaza

The tall office building was erected in the early 1990's on the terrain occupied until 1979 by Hotel Victoria. The hotel was badly damaged by the earthquake of 1977 and demolished two years later.
Interesting coincidence
The hotel changed name in Victoria in 1948, after being nationalised by communists. Since it's opening in 1860, it was called Hotel de France, Grand Hotel and Grand Hotel Lafayette.
The French came back to the same spot, when the construction works of the financial plaza was contracted to Bouygues.

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Aug 13, 2006

Buildings on Calea Victoriei - CEC Bank

Built around the same time as the opposite Palace of Posts, after the plans of famous French architect Paul Gottereau, between 1896 – 1900, the use of the building has remained unchanged throughout its history – headquarters of the first popular bank in the country – Casa de Economii si Consemnatiuni.

The CEC palace is at an equilibrium between aesthetic and functionality, maybe as a counterweight of the sobriety of the opposite Palace of Posts.

The interior is definitely worth seeing!

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josephescu
Aug 13, 2006

Calea Victoriei, Old and New

The Calea Victoriei is an interesting avenue that cuts right through the centre of Bucharest, southwards from the Piata Revolutiei. There are a lot of historic buildings along the avenue, but also some interesting new architecture.

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Apr 30, 2005

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Buildings on Calea Victoriei - Prager building

Prager building is located opposite thehistory museum, and it served as offices for the Compania Agricola untill the end of WW II.

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Aug 13, 2006

Buildings on Calea Victoriei - History Museum

The imposing building of the history museum was formerly the Palace of Posts & Telegraph, and looks similar with the Palace of Posts in Geneva, Switzerland. The palace was built between 1894 – 1899.

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