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Casa Capșa

Established in 1852, Casa Capșa [pronounced Capsha] is the symbol of the Romanian high-life society, the oldest pastry shop in the capital city of Romania and one of the best known old sights in the center of the city thanks to its location on the oldest street in Bucharest, Calea Victoriei 36. The cake shop […]

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The Royal Palace

The former Royal Palace of Bucharest is a monumental building situated on Calea Victoriei 49-53. The Palace in its various incarnations, from a small private house to a building with several wings, served as official residence for the Kings of Romania until 1947, when a republican regime was installed after the abdication of King Michael […]

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Bucegi Mountains

The Bucegi Mountains (Romanian: Munții Bucegi [ˈmunt͡sij buˈt͡ʃed͡ʒʲ] ( listen); are located in central Romania, south of the city Brașov. They are part of the Southern Carpathians group of the Carpathian Mountains. To the east, the Bucegi Mountains have a very steep slope towards the popular tourist destination Prahova Valley (a.o. Bușteni and Sinaia). At a […]

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National Bank of Romania

The National Bank of Romania (Romanian: Banca Națională a României, BNR) is the central bank of Romania and was established in April 1880. Its headquarters are located in the capital city of Bucharest. The National Bank of Romania is responsible for the issue of the Romanian leu and as such it sets the monetary policy, […]

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King Michael I Park

King Michael I Park (Romanian: Parcul Regele Mihai I) is a large park on the northern side of Bucharest, Romania, around Lake Herăstrău, one of the lakes formed by the Colentina River. Geography The park has an area of about 187 ha, of which 74 ha is the lake. Initially, the area was full of […]

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Charles de Gaulle Square

Charles de Gaulle Square (Romanian: Piața Charles de Gaulle) is a square in northern Bucharest, Romania. It lies at the intersection of Aviatorilor, Constantin Prezan and Primăverii Boulevards, and Calea Dorobanților. In the centre of the square stands Paul Neagu‘s Crucea Mileniului (Millennium Cross), built in the 1990s. In September 2006, on the occasion of […]

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Victory Square

Victoriei Square (Romanian: Piața Victoriei, pronounced [ˈpjat͡sa vikˈtori.ej]) is a major intersection in central Bucharest, where Calea Victoriei, Lascăr Catargiu Boulevard, Iancu de Hunedoara Boulevard, Kiseleff Boulevard, Ion Mihalache Boulevard and Nicolae Titulescu Boulevard cross. It is known for its proximity to major office towers and government buildings. Important public buildings Here is a list of […]

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Roman Square

Piața Romană (The Roman Square) is a major traffic intersection in Sector 1, central Bucharest. Two major boulevards intersect in Piața Romană: Lascăr Catargiu Boulevard (which runs northwest towards Piaţa Victoriei) and Magheru Boulevard (which runs south by southeast towards University Square). The two roads also coincide geographically with the Bucharest Metro Line M2. The […]

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University Square

University Square (Romanian: Piaţa Universităţii) is located in downtown Bucharest, near the University of Bucharest. It is served by Universitate metro station. Four statues can be found in the University Square, in front of the University; they depict Ion Heliade Rădulescu (1879), Michael the Brave (1874), Gheorghe Lazăr (1889) and Spiru Haret (1932). The square […]

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Unirii Square

Piața Unirii (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈpjat͡sa uˈnirij]; Unification Square or Union Square in English) is one of the largest squares in central Bucharest, located in the center of the city where Sectors 1, 2, 3, and 4 meet. It is bisected by Unirii Boulevard, originally built during the Communist era as the Boulevard of the Victory of […]

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