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Bucharest, the city of neverending fun

The city of Bucharest, although it had a lot to suffer in its history, because of invasions, fires, floods, earthquakes and a crazy dictator, is a beautiful city which has something interesting that suits the tastes of any visitor, from anywhere. Four of the main attractions in the city are The Romanian Athenaeum, The Cismigiu Park, The Arch of Triumph and The Palace of the Parliament.

 

The Romanian Athenaeum was founded in 1865 by Esarcu, Ureche and Kretulescu in order to “help people gain useful knowledge”. The population of the city was the one who paid for its construction through donations, construction that was finished in 1888. The “G. Enescu” philharmonic, which the most famous Romanian philharmonic, is established here and many famous interprets and conductors of the 20th century started here.

The Cismigiu Park was started in 1847, under the supervision of a Viennese architect, Carl F.W. Meyer, and was inaugurated in 1854. The park is also called "The Cismigiu Garden” thanks to its flower arrangements. Tourists come during the summer for the coolness, the flora and the lake, where boats can be rented, and, during the winter, for the lake that is transformed into an ice skating rink.

The Arch of Triumph was built in 1922 out of wood, as a monument, to celebrate the union of the Romanian countries, after the victory in WW1. Between the years 1935 and 1936, the architect Petre Antonescu built a new one out of stone in the place of the wooden one. The southern façade is beautifully embellished, with two bronze medallions that have the faces of King Ferdinand and Queen Maria.

The Palace of the Parliament was built on the “Spirii” Hill, named so after a famous doctor in the area. The building is 84 meters tall, has a surface of 330,000 square meters and is the second largest building in the world, after the Pentagon. Ceausescu, the one who ordered its construction, wanted for this building to house the president of the country, the central committee of the communist party and some ministries. The palace has the shape of a topless pyramid and its largest room is called “Sala Unirii”, is 16 meters tall and has a surface of 2,200 meters. In this room there is the biggest chandelier in the whole building, it weighs more than 3 tonnes and has over 7,000 light bulbs.

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Bucharest in pictures

The Palace of the National Military Circle
The Palace of the National Military Circle
The Romanian Atheneum
The Romanian Atheneum
Façade of The Museum of the Romanian Peasant
Façade of The Museum of the Romanian Peasant
The Old Princely Court
The Old Princely Court
The Arch of Triumph
The Arch of Triumph

Photo credits:

The Palace of the National Military Circle by Joe Mabel - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, The Romanian Atheneum by Bogdangiusca - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,  Facade of the Museum of the Romanian Peasant by I, Damouns - Own work, CC BY 3.0, The Old Princely Court by Bogdangiusca - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0The Arch of Triumph by Renegrob - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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