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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 and other Bucharest attractions into our Bucharest itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very nice, this really reminds of Paris. From the best parts of Bucharest. To go and the night has nice lighting.
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  • It was like going to Paris but instead you are in Bucharest. In city center, beautiful and majestic.  more »
  • This arch is very similar to the one in Paris. It is worth a quick look but does not take long to look at.  more »
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  • Symbol of independence and union territories Romanian. Built after the model of Paris, is newly renovated. It has a small museum that is visited only on special occasions. Nearby is the spectacular park Herăstrău. Do not miss it!
  • It is a smaller version than the one in Pais. It is not to be visited up close except once a year when the road is closed. There is no crosswalk to the circle where the arc is but people were figuring out the traffic patterns and were able to make it across. Please be respectful of the peoples' traditions and view from the sidewalk. You would probably spend at most 5 minutes there.
  • If you've seen the one in Paris, you can skip this one. It's an imitation. That being said, they did a very good job and it's impressive in it's own right. It was unfortunately under construction when I visited so I was not able to climb it. Not a must see, but if you're exploring the parks nearby it's worth a quick walk over.
  • It is very impressive. It's not as impressive as the arch in Paris or Rome, but it is large and you can tell that an amazing amount of time and artistry went into constructing it. Also, you can't miss it!
  • Very impressive monument to WW1. Incredibly well preserved and looked after. Lovely park and lake nearby for taking a long stroll.