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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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  • This arch is very smilar to the one in Paris in terms of size, meaning and placement. It is on a main way which connects the northern part of Bucharest (airport) to the downtown part, so you can easil...  more »
  • The arch is same as delhi gate or paris gate. A triumphal arch is a monumental structure in the shape of an archway. Romanian flag is at the top of the arch, which you can enjoy and take some photogra...  more »
  • As per title: OK, nothing to write home about. Sure, if you're in Bucharest maybe a jump do it but don't expect Paris or Rome. In the most absolute. Both for reasons of size, but also and above all in history and details that surround it. This here is in fact very small and above all very recent. It's quite lackluster and not ornate as those mentioned above. If you take the bus from the airport to the city centre will pass us definitely at the side. If you want to see it more calmly and attention (like us) I would recommend taking a daily metro ticket (8 lei, 2 euros) and get off at the nearest subway station.
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