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Triumph Arch, Bucharest

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Originally built to mark Romania's independence, Triumph Arch is designed after the Parisian Arc de Triomphe and celebrates Classicism. The existing 27 m (89 ft) high arch was raised in 1935 at the site of two earlier, temporary arches--one made of wood in 1878 and the other erected after World War I. Notice the bas-reliefs, stone carvings, and medallions on the facade of the monument. The decorations include royal crowns and the representations of Queen Mary and King Ferdinand. Climb the interior staircase to the top terrace and take in panoramic views of the city. Put Triumph Arch into our Bucharest day trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bucharest.
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  • The first structure was built in 1878, wooden, celebrating independence, so that the victorious troops could March under. Today we see the structure of 1935.
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  • Mostly a drive by attraction, although one can stop, climb and see surroundings. It is centrally located and easily accessed.  more »
  • ARC trufalny has emerged for a corner and rondo around it. If I was on the "good imprezce" and carried me this is nieźlebyłbym zdziwony.
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  • Beautiful building. The only reason I did not give it a 5 star is because we were not able to go inside. According to our tour guide it has an amazing view however you can only go up on special dates.
  • Very nice.Try to go on one of the occasions when it is opened for the public (usually on the 1st of December). It has a small exihibit inside, or at least it did before the renovation, but the view of Bucharest from its top is breathtaking.
  • This is an awesome structure worth venturing to see. It's huge and watching the chaotic traffic run circles around it is an entertaining in its own way. Once you're here, you can turn around and trek through the huge park that sits to the NE of the structure.
  • This is the third arch of triumph I saw after Paris and Barcelona.. The only issue is this one is in the center of road.. So one can't see it closely from 360 degree angle.. Structure is no doubt amazing...
  • Great monument, acces denied except for 1st of december, the national day of Romania when you can even climb on top of it, not a pleasant experience tho since there are also lots of other people who try to do the same. You also have to wait alot in this area at the crosswalks.

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