Combining a neoclassical architectural style with art nouveau elements, it features wrought iron balconies, tall arched windows and a porte-cochere (an elegant wrought-iron doorway) flanked by two lions.
Today, the palace houses the George Enescu Museum (more information). The square gained worldwide notoriety when TV stations around the globe broadcasted Nicolae Ceausescu's final moments in power on December 21, 1989.
Address: Piata Presei Libere 1 (as it is still universally known) was designed by architect Horia Maicu.
The building is a smaller replica of the Lomonosov University in Moskow - Russia (inaugurated in 1953).
The square's importance stretches back long before the dramatic events of the 1989 Revolution. The outdoor market is surrounded by butcheries, cheese, flower and medicinal plant shops. Radu Beller 3 - 5 Tel: 021 2 Upscale neighborhood market with a selection of fresh produce and flowers Piata 1 Mai Address: Blvd.
He fled the angry crowd in his white helicopter, only to be captured outside of the city a few hours later. Magheru, near Piata Romana) Tel: 021 2 This is the city's most centrally located outdoor market.
Today, the massive auditorium plays host to various conferences and events, including some of the George Enescu International Festival concerts. Banquets and official events are still hosted in the ballrooms, while the upstairs area is reserved for the army's library, as well as offices and classrooms for officer instruction.
The main part of the building is off-limits to civilians, but the sumptuous restaurant and summer terrace is open to the public. Address: Calea Victoriei 11 - 13 Boasting one of the most impressive neoclassical facades in the city, this structure was built in the 19th century to the design of French architect Paul Gottereanu (who between 18 designed more than 50 buildings in the city, to house the first Romanian Savings Bank.
At the south end of the square, you can visit the small, but beautiful, Kretzulescu Church. Address: Calea Victoriei 49 - 53 Erected between 19 in neoclassical style, the palace was home to King Carol II and to his son, King Mihai I, until 1947, when the monarchy was abolished in Romania. Magazinul Muzica Address: Calea Victoriei 41- 43, Bucharest Tel: 021 3Open: Mon. Piata Obor Address: Campul Mosilor 5Tel: 021 2Bucharest's biggest outdoor market; here, you can find here a huge food market and a "bazaar". For a list of available accommodations in Bucharest please check our If interested to stay in a historic, distinctive hotel please visit Romania Tourism.com/Distinctive-Hotels.html#Bucharest ...
It was inside the halls of this palace that King Mihai, aged 18, led a coup that displaced the pro-Nazi government during the World War II and put Romania on the Allies' side. Benjamin Franklin 1 Tel: 021 3 or 3 The work of French architect Albert Galleron, who also designed the National Bank of Romania, the Athenaeum was completed in 1888, financed almost entirely with money donated by the general public. Edgar Quinet 9, Bucharest Tel: 021 3 Location 2: Str. Bucharest Tourist Information Office Address: Piata Universitatii underpass () Telephone: 021 3 extension 1003 [email protected] While walking in the narrow cobblestone streets one can imagine the long-gone shopkeepers outside near their stores, inviting bypassers to buy their merchandise. Address: Strada Franceza 25 - 31 Tel: 021 3Museum open: Mon. – 5 p.m.; Admission charge At the centre of the historic area are the remains of the Old Princely Court (Curtea Veche), built in the 15th century by Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad Dracula. Da Vinci Address: Calea Victoriei 118, Bucharest Tel: 021 2Open: Mon.